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When the Moon Hits Your Cell after Trying to Sell — That’s a Felony

There probably weren’t too many leads after a break-in at the Gambell Native Store warehouse in the Village of Gambell, Alaska. Thieves stole five cases of frozen pizzas, each with 16 pies, worth about $1,100. What police called their “strongest investigative lead” came later, when John Koozaata, 29, and Lewis Oozeva, 21, called the village police department and offered to sell frozen pizzas to the on-duty officers. Police recovered 75 of the 80 stolen pizzas, and the two men were arrested for burglary. (RC/Anchorage Daily News) ...It apparently was necessary to put five pizzas in the oven “to see if they were still good.”
Original Publication Date: 10 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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