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Wednesday, December 06, 2006


It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. Stealthy is my middle name…

(June 1997) A suspected burglar fell to his death from the 12th story balcony early yesterday after being surprised by the Calgary apartment's occupants. Residents of the suite are shaken from the incident and baffled as to how the alleged intruder managed to access the balcony on the top floor of the Royal View Apartments, 1320 16 Ave. SW.

Dean Grabo, 23, was home with his wife about 12:30 a.m. when he heard a noise on his balcony. "We were surprised, but not nearly surprised as he was," said Grabo, whose yell startled the intruder, who fell while scrambling to flee. The body of a man of about 30 years old was found on the ground floor patio directly below
Grabo's balcony. He has not been identified and foul play is not suspected. 'We're a little confused how he got up there and a little shaken up," said Grabo. "It's not every day something like this happens and somebody perishes."

Building resident manager Brian Lester was also puzzled by the incident. "I had to let police into the next apartment over and the door was locked, so it doesn't look like he broke in there," said Lester. "It's a weird situation - the police didn't say much."

Police went to the 200-suite apartment in the Beltline area after several residents complained of hearing a loud noise. Unlike most cats this Cat Burglar lost all nine Lives and didn't land on his feet.


At 5:11 AM, Blogger lime said...

very weird.

At 5:19 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, yep... :D

At 5:44 AM, Anonymous linda said...

ok this one is a little strange.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

Someone should have taken that burglar to Buglary 101 to teach him that you have to be prepared for anything and you shouldn't be the one to be scared when you are discovered ! DUH! LOL! Thanks for the laugh!

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

I think there is more to this story than they are telling us.

At 12:21 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

How odd!


At 5:18 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Just this one, mom? :D

lol, you may be on to something there, Breazy.

lol, Carrie...the whole truth would likely be less entertaining.

Indeed, M.E :D


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