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The Bottom Rung of Crime

An unidentified man in Manchester, England, called police when he noticed a ladder had been tilted up against his window at 11:30 p.m. As he was on the phone to 999 dispatchers, he peeked out his window and saw two men getting ready to climb up to his window — but they stopped to talk first. The man opened his window and quickly pulled the ladder in, giving them nothing to climb. Police are looking for the men. (RC/Manchester Evening News) ...Although they’re not bothering to look above street level.
Original Publication Date: 23 August 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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