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Crook Asks Joliet Man For Plunger, Snatches Wallet

A Joliet man was robbed by someone who asked to borrow his plunger.

A plunger. Credit: Joseph Hosey
A plunger. Credit: Joseph Hosey
A crook used the old "Can I borrow your plunger?" trick to steal a Joliet man's wallet.

The thief struck about 9 a.m. Sunday at a residence on Union Street, knocking on the door of an older man's home.

When the older man answered, the younger man explained that there was a leak upstairs and asked to borrow a plunger, police said.

When the older man moved to reach for something the younger man snatched his wallet and ran out.

The older man was unharmed and apparently still has his plunger.

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Army vet February 03, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Stay classy Joliet
Herc February 04, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Idiots, next time they might get shot!
Herc February 04, 2014 at 02:05 PM
lol Bob
Larry February 08, 2014 at 08:26 AM
You don't know who it is, why even open the door?? We learned that as children!!! Stupid!!!

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