Sometimes Crime Does Pay!
In 1998, a thief broke into a residential home in order to help himself to a few of the family treasures. He attempted to make his escape through the garage. Unfortunately he was foiled when the garage door opener malfunctioned and the door between the garage and the house locked. The homeowners were away, so the thief spent the next 8 days trapped in the garage. He survived on the Pepsi and dry dog food that the family stored in the garage. When his ordeal finally came to an end, the thief sued the homeowner’s insurance company, claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. Believe it or not the jury actually agreed, and awarded him half a million dollars!