Proving that even burglars can be picky, a Utah man woke up to find his Mazda 626 robbed with about 80 of his classic-rock CD’s missing while his wife’s collection of Celine Dion and Broadway show tunes was left untouched.
Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Robert Peterson found the doors of his unlocked car wide open. Peterson investigated and noticed his collection of CDs, including albums by Rush, Styx and Lynyrd Skynyrd, was missing. Unfortunately, the thieves had the sense to leave his wife’s music behind.
“It’s kind of ironic they would be so selective,” Peterson told the Standard-Examiner.
Other vehicles have had electronic devices like iPods and laptops stolen as well. The thieves also stole about 50 cents from a neighbor’s pickup truck while leaving $300 in bicycle gear untouched. So maybe the thieves are less discerning and more…stupid.
Area police said the thefts are among 30 different vehicle robberies taking place between Saturday night and Wednesday morning in the city of Roy. Most of the vehicles burglarized appear to have been left unlocked as no property damage has been reported. Police say an investigation is underway, but they have no suspects at this time.
While we don’t condone burglarizing cars or stealing CDs, we can at least applaud the thieves for having superior musical taste. At the same time, we hope Peterson has some backup CDs on hand. Otherwise he may be looking at some very long road trips accompanied by the song stylings of Celine Dion.
- John Milligan / 98.5 WNCX