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You couldn't make this stuff up.

Joey Gaydos Jr,is best known for playing insanely talented guitarist  Zack Mooneyham in the now-iconic 2003 Jack Black flick, School of Rock. And it seems that the 27-year-old is now living out the real rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

Joey has been arrested for allegedly stealing guitars and selling them in pawn shops in Florida.

Sticking it to the man or what?

According to TMZ, police said he would walk into shops and ask to test a guitar, before sauntering out without paying.

He is supposed to have nicked a Gibson Les Paul worth a cool $1900 (£1,440) and a Fender Stratocaster worth $699 (£530).

But perhaps the most far-fetched part of all is that he also stole guitar amps, including ONE FROM HIS OWN DAD. 

Like, how does that even happen? 

Joking aside, hes now he's facing felonies for larceny and grand theft.

Joey reportedly blamed the theft on his drug problem and later entered a not guilty plea in court.

The child star hasn't acted since his School of Rock heyday and is apparently unemployed at present.

Oh and btw – there is actual footage of him walking out of a store with a Buddy Guy Fender Stratocaster…so you're kinda busted Joey.

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An investigation has been launched after a Parcel Motel depot in Lucan was raid by thieves.

The incident happened at the facility on the Newcastle Road at around 2am on Monday morning.

The Parcel Motel service allows customers to have their online purchases brought to a designated depot should they not be available at the time the delivery is due to arrive.

Various purchases were stolen after thieves forced open a number of compartments, though exact figures are not yet known.

Customers using the Adamstown depot at the Maxol Service station have been re-directed to the Lucan facility located at Texaco on the N4.

Any customers who had parcels stored at the location have been advised to email the company directly at support@parcelmotel.com

A spokesperson for the company said: “For any customers wishing to send a parcel, your label is valid at any other Parcel Motel location in the country.”

“When our Adamstown location is back up and running, we will advise customers to let them know.”

“Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”

Garda investigations are ongoing.

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We're all pretty obsessed with Anastasia Beverly Hills products, but we don't love them enough to commit a major crime to get our hands on them.

It seems that not everyone is on our moral wavelength when it comes to palette pinching, as NBC reports that over €4,200,000 worth of ABH eye shadow palettes were stolen from their warehouses.

 

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The thieves focused on swiping the Modern Renaissance Palette from the ABH warehouse, one of the company's most popular makeup ventures. 

The thefts occurred back in January, but have only recently come to the forefront.

Los Angeles police said this week that they are investigating how the thieves made off with so much of the swiped shadow. 

The suspects are alleged to have sawed through the roof of a San Fernando Valley warehouse and stolen up to 100,000 packages of eye shadow, according to the LA Times. 

I mean, we'd all love a Modern Renaissance Palette, but really? 

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We're going to give this girl props, because GOD, it was a clever scheme, but all the same, super deceitful and totally wrong.

A woman living in Arlington, Texas, hatched an inventive plan to steal designer handbags.

Now, the woman, Praepitcha Smatsorabudh, wasn't going to leg it into a shop and make a run for it with a Gucci Soho, nope, she had something way smarter up her sleeve.

 

Ready to work

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Praepitcha decided to fuel her handbag obsession by buying designer bags from department stores, and then a few days later, she'd return a knock-off.

She was sentenced last week to 30 months in prison, however, the judge was quite impressed by her way of stealing.

"I think what you did was ingenious," said Judge Gerald Lee according to the Washington Post.

"It's just stealing, but the Internet has given us so many more ways to steal. I thought I'd seen everything."

For the past number of years, the handbag-addict bought the likes of Gucci, Burberry and Fendi pieces off department store websites. She'd then show up to the department store a few days later to return a realistic, but fake knock-off she had ordered from China or Hong Kong.

She also sold bags to people through Instagram or eBay at full price. You can see on her old Instagram account, Rich Girls Collection, how many of these designer bags she had.

In December 2015, an undercover Homeland Security agent posed as a customer on eBay. He bought a 'real' Celine handbag from her and traced it back to a Chinese knock-off store.

The agent then discovered that Praepitcha hit more than 60 stores across 12 states in the US. When her home was raided, they also discovered 572 handbags in her possession.

At the end of last year, the con artist pleaded guilty to wire fraud. She was sentenced to three years of supervised release and must pay €400,000 in restitution and the same amount in forfeiture.

Lesson learned.

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We're not even joking a little bit when we tell you that an avocado shortage is fuelling a crime wave over in New Zealand.

Since the beginning of the year, New Zealand has seen nearly 40 large-scale robberies from avocado orchards, and police are saying that up to 350 individual fruits have been taken at a time.

This comes after farmers had a poor season last year which saw a lower amount of the crop grown. However, in 2015 an additional 96,000 households started to buy avocados in New Zealand and suppliers haven't been able to keep up.

According to The Guardian, the thefts took place in the middle of the night, with robbers using blankets to collect a few after "raking" them off the trees.

"These stolen avocados can carry risks," said Sergeant Aaron Fraser.

"They are unripe, some have been sprayed recently and they may still carry toxins on the skin. But with the prices so high at the moment, the potential for profit is a strong inducement for certain individuals."

However, the New Zealand Avocado CEO, Jen Scoular, said that farmers are becoming more savvy about protecting their crops now.

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A poll taken by AA Travel Insurance has found that Irish tourists are more likely to be robbed in Spain than any other tourist destination.

A third of people who had been robbed, were robbed while holidaying in Spain. Pickpocketing is the most common crime, but tourists have also had necklaces ripped from their necks and item stolen from their handbags.

Some more scary stories surfaced  aswell – one couple had their tyre slashed when they stopped to get petrol. They then drove on for 2km before realising and the thieves posed as good Samaritans before robbing them.

The moral of the story? Be conscious of your surroundings, and don’t bring anything too important with you. Especially if you’re going to Spain. 

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