PSA of the day: Beware of skinny dipping visitors
posted at 10:27 am on July 11, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Even a former deputy sheriff apparently needs a reminder about “distraction” robberies:
If a strange woman asks to swim in your pool naked, be suspicious.
In Crossville, Tenn., a man and woman asked if the woman could take a skinny dip, and then the man said he was leaving to get cigarettes, according to the Crossville Police Department.
But while the woman swam naked and the distracted homeowner watched, someone robbed the home of nearly $1,000 in jewelry, cash, a handgun and prescription drugs, police said.
“We’ve seen numerous distraction methods – asking for help looking for a dog, asking for help with gas for a stranded car and then people come back and find their home was burglarized,” Crossville Police Department Det. J.C. Hancock said. “They just took it a new level using a naked woman.”
Just remember this rule in life: if something is too good to be true, well … it’s not.