by Joe Alain

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No Stealing (8 of 10)
Series: The The Ten Commandments
Joe Alain
Exodus 20:15

The eighth message in a series of ten sermons on the Ten Commandments.

''You shall not steal.'' Exodus 20:15, NKJV

''He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.'' Ephesians 4:28, NIV

Nico Lang and Jeffery Anselmi have compiled some of the ''dumbest thieves ever'' stories. Here's a few.
Two men attempt to hold up a restaurant in Chicago. The owner of the restaurant politely asks if they wouldn't mind coming back later because they were quite busy at the time with customers. The men acquiesced to the owner's request and did come back later only to find that they were met by the police!

Even better, a 19 year old woman in Evansville, Indiana robbed a bank and then made a Youtube video of her bragging about the job and showing off the loot!

Then there is the man who spend four hours trying to steal some security cameras by taking them apart with a Swiss Army knife. The only problem, he didn't cut the wires so the whole thing was on close up video.

Then there is the story of the man who took up robbing convenience stores because he said he was bored. His MO was his downfall. He would call the stores in advance and ask them how much cash they had in the drawer before coming to rob them.

Then there is the knife-wielding mugger in West Virginia who robbed a poor lady who didn't have any cash so she wrote him a check for $300. The man was arrested the next day as he attempted to cash the check.

Michael Baker wasn't too smart when he had a friend take a picture of him siphoning gas out of a police cruiser in Jenkins, Kentucky. Even dumber was the fact that he posted the picture on Facebook. In a town of about 2,000 people it wasn't too long before he was picked up in a police cruiser.

Then there is the true story that one of our own members tol ...

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