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Oh My: Hot Dog Steamer Thief; YouTube Video Backfires

Also in quirky police news this week, an umbrella was mistaken for a weapon.

Stolen: cash, video equipment...and a hot dog steamer?

A Northborough pizza shop was broken into this week, and the thief, in addition to swiping cash and surveillance equipment, stole, of all things, a hot dog steamer. "I can’t say I’ve ever really seen that before."

Armed with a dangerous portable shelter

A 911 caller reported a man walking in Shrewsbury with a rifle.

If you're not in the market for a new Jeep, you can always just rip off your car door.

Milford police officers this week responded to a report of a green car door in the roadway. The Highway Department was notified.

A video on YouTube gets someone in trouble? Shocking!

A 26-year-old man was arraigned in Westborough District Court this week on a charge of unlawful wiretapping. According to Shrewsbury police, the man, while pulled over for speeding, videotaped an officer without the officer's knowledge or consent. (It's illegal to record a person's voice without permission.) A 90-second video of the stop was later posted on YouTube under the heading "Shrewsbury bad cops." The video has since been taken down. 

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