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Menlo Park: BevMo burglar gets away with an empty box

Original post made on Aug 13, 2014

A burglar apparently stole a valuable bottle of 30-year-old MacAllan whisky from Beverages and More at 700 El Camino Real on Saturday, Aug. 9, but what he actually got away with was the tall box meant to hold the bottle.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:08 AM

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Uh, what, Timmy?

On another note -- the burglar in this case sure isn't Rhodes Scholar material...

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Posted by paf
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Aug 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

He should be nominated for the Darwin Prize

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Posted by gina
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I totally agree this burglar would make a great candidate for the 2015 Darwin Awards. Obviously not the sharpest tool in the tool shed.

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Posted by Liz
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm

What woodwork did he come out from?

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Posted by Exactly~
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Truth Be Told!!!

Yes in fact...He missed the "Stealing Expensive Whiskey for Dummies" Manual

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Posted by fwiw
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

@paf, @gina -

fyi, the Darwin awards are not simply synonymous with a demonstration of a lack of intelligence, though that characteristic certainly improves the probability of receiving the award. The Darwin award is given only posthumously to those individuals who have improved our chances of survival as a species by removing themselves from gene pool in spectacular and uncommon fashion of their own device. The rules also preclude nomination of individuals who do so while including innocent victims in their act.

Since the individual in this case remains alive and thus a candidate to procreate, he is ineligible to be nominated for a Darwin award.

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Posted by 4thosethatcare-
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

As described by... yes you guessed it "Wikipedia" ;-]

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Maybe he's a whiskey enthusiast and wanted the box for a collage he and his girlfriend are making on whiskeys they would love to sample if only they had the money.

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