Joseph Alvarado's house in Houston, Texas was broken into and robbed by what appears to be a couple of children while he was away.
Alvarado's daughter was the first to notice the door was open. They'd come in by kicking in the back door -- which, to me, seems hard for a kid to do, but we'll get to my forensic deductions later.
They then found the notes, which were full of misspellings and written in a childish scrawl.
One note said,
I stole your stuffe because my borther told me to
The next note starts off with "[we] broke in" but the "we" is crossed out and replaced with "I." Yes, this level of criminal sophistication strikes fear into the heart of man.
The note continued,
I broke in HAHA and took your ps3 controlers, games, and computer. by, a kid haha
A PS3? They might as well have stolen a polaroid camera. Or a flip phone. Or a dial-up modem. Or a -- OK, I think that's enough examples of old stuff.
OK, so my theory: What if this was just a weird and clever trick by a thief to make the cops suspect a couple of kids of the crime? God, I hope that's what happened. It would be such a bold strategy.
But it's probably just a couple kids being dumb.
Citations: New York Post