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Suspected Open-House Thieves Arrested

Posted By Christine Borden On Jun 29, 2007 @ 1:07 am In News | Comments Disabled

The duo suspected of stealing from open houses was arrested today, police said. Thirty-year-old Paul McClung, pictured right, and 59-year-old Carol Ann Chapman allegedly posed as son and mother looking for a house together. According to the police, Chapman talks to the realtor while McClung steals wallets and purses.

The two were arrested while driving a rented Hummer out-of-state. The Chron [1] reports that the “OnStar vehicle tracking system led police to the pair.”

During one open house, the pair allegedly made off with an officer’s badge.

bq. At a recent open-house in Oakland, McClung stole a badge belonging to a former Santa Barbara police officer, police said. On June 10, he appeared at a Kensington real-estate office with the badge on his belt, claimed to be an officer moving to the area from San Diego and asked for a listing of all open houses, police said. During the visit, he allegedly stole a wallet.

We don’t know how many wallet-snatchings the Chron mentioned in this one story, but whatever the amount, that’s crazy [2].

We wonder if the team saw our excitement over a recent open house [3] in the area. We were just kidding about the caviar.

Image Source: The Daily Cal
Police arrest alleged open-house thieves [SF Chronicle [1]]
Earlier: Man Sought by Berkeley Police in Connection With Open House Thefts [Daily Cal [4]]


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[1] Chron: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/28/BAG1UQNPH222.DTL&feed=rss.bayarea

[2] crazy: http://clog.dailycal.org/524/you-tude-help-us-help-you

[3] recent open house: http://clog.dailycal.org/455/sightseeing-in-berkeley-a-big-effin-house-for-sale

[4] Daily Cal: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=25306

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