On Christmas Eve, a Cocktail-Swilling Burglar Unwrapped and Stole a Bunch of Presents
View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com.
On Christmas Eve, a burglar broke into Billy MacLeod's house on Akard Street in the Cedars, crept under his Christmas tree, and unwrapped and then stole Christmas gifts, specifically a pair of laptops and an iPhone 4s. A terrible, Grinch-y thing to do.
It's the details, though, that make the NBC 5 story you see above entertaining. You have the burglar who opens and eats part of a box of chocolates and, at a second house on Lamar a couple of blocks away, fixes himself a mixed drink to sip while he goes about his business. There's MacLeod the radio salesman (a profession that apparently still exists) who is incredulous that "someone would come into your house and steal what you've earned," which is basically the definition of every burglary ever. And then there's the live shot of the reporter planted in front of a dark and depopulated DPD headquarters a full three days after the thefts.
The story at least has a happy ending. On Christmas morning, MacLeod and his family joined hands with every Who down in Whoville and launched into joyful song. And then they went to the store and bought each other new gifts.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Observer's biggest stories.
- Live From London: Your Holiday Weekend Weather Apocaforecast
- Oak Lawn Protesters Pick Fight With Philip Kingston
- Just in Time for Thanksgiving Travel, Love Field Breaks Out New Parking System