Posted by: Idioma Extra | October 6, 2010

The Weird and the Wonderful

Hunger focuses the mind a bit too much

Thieves take the Cap’n Crunch and Velveeta but leave the 42-inch flat-screen


Thieves in Spartanburg County must have been very hungry over the weekend when deputies said they broke into a home and raided the pantry.

The break-in happened on Kalmia Street sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to an incident report filed with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said someone pried open the front door and stole the following items: a box of Cap’n Crunch cereal, Red Link sausages, Sunbeam loaf bread, Country Crock spread, Velveeta cheese and a roll of Pillsbury Grand biscuits.

The report noted that a 42-inch Vizio flat-screen TV was left in the living room undisturbed.

The owner of the mobile home told deputies that the front door was locked but pry marks were visible and her kitchen cabinets were opened.

Deputies spoke with a neighbor but he could provide no leads, the report said.

Deputies estimated the total value of the items taken at $30.

Word of the day

Pronunciation: \ˈpan-trē\

Origin: Middle English panetrie, from Anglo-French paneterie, frompaneter servant in charge of the pantry, from pain bread, from Latin panis — more at food
First Known Use: 14th century

: a room or closet used for storage (as of provisions) or from which food is brought to the table
2: a room (as in a hotel or hospital) for preparation of foods on order

More Vocabulary

Lead: n. indicationclue
Mobile home: n.
a large house trailer, designed for year-round living in one place.
Pry: v.
to extract, detach, or open with difficulty
Raid: v.
to steal from; loot
Thief: n.
a person who steals, esp. secretly or without open force
Undisturbed: v.
to keep in order

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Break in: to enter by force or craft

  • Someone broke in and made off with all the office furniture.

Break into: to enter by force

  • They broke into the store and stole the safe.


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