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Burglar Dumped Rare Coins Into Counting Machine

January 06, 2012  | 

Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man they said stole tools, two safes and valuable coins from a shed at a Corbett home belonging to his own father.

Deputies said Dan Johnson, Jr., and two other suspects stole a coin collection worth several thousand dollars. They then dumped the collection into a coin counting machine in Gresham and received about $450 in return. reports FOX 12.

"The obvious answer that the crooks were idiots, just simply an idiot," said Dan Johnson, Sr. "To not know the value of what they had taken, just to get pocket change for it. Just really a stupid person. Makes me feel good he was a stupid person and didn't realize what he had."

Tags: Stupid Criminals, Burglaries, Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff


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