Woman Finds Own Stuff At Neighbor's Yard Sale

You never know what you might find when visiting a yard sale, but you probably wouldn't expect to find your own stuff at your neighbor's house.

That's what happened to one Maryland woman. She says she was burglarized and later saw her missing things sitting at her neighbor's yard sale.

Police arrested David Perticone and charged him with burglary and theft. He says he thought the house had been abandoned.

"I thought they were going to foreclose and I thought it was going to go to the dump or whatever," said David Perticone. "You know, it was going to go to waste. So, I'm thinking, I wasn't thinking right, but I'm thinking, 'I'm going to get these things before they go to the trash heap."

Police say about $25,000 worth of stuff was stolen, including an Oriental rug, a fur coat and furniture. The woman's items have been returned to her.


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  • by bikinibare on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    Stole $25,000 worth of stuff and the crack head would have sold it all for $20.
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Aug 17, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    Stupid, stupid, stupid!
  • by NewBernDanny Location: New bern on Aug 17, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    "...Here's your sign!...."
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Aug 17, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    hehehehehehe.
  • by mandy on Aug 17, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    well, he should have had the yard sale in another area instead of next door to the house he robbed. how stupid.
  • by T Location: Washington on Aug 17, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    Being hooked on drugs will make you do crazy stuff and come up with crazy lies to try and cover it up. A yard sale.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Aug 16, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    what are neighbors for? Buzz-
  • by mickmick Location: windsor on Aug 16, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    even if it was junk ($25000...right) it won't his. that's stealing no matter how you look at it.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 16, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    David Perticone says his 30-year old girlfriend got him hooked on drugs. "Well, I was using cocaine and heroin," Perticone said. "With her." Perticone has now lost his federal job as a heating plant operator, and is likely facing jail time for the burglary. (The rest of the story from a DC area news source, and David Perticone is White)Notice how its always someone elses fault though.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Aug 16, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    In an interview, Perticone says he wasn't thinking clearly because he was taking drugs daily with a friend until recently, when he quit. Court records show a conviction for drug possession in June. "Next thing you know, I'm doing drugs every day with her and my money's going out. I lost all my money. Now I'm going to lose my house probably; I'm on the edge of losing my house now," Perticone said. Any excuse is better than NO excuse,I suppose.
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