• During the summer of 2018, someone robbed 61-year-old Akio Hatori of Tokyo, Japan, of his bicycle saddle.
He was so angered by the theft, he told police, that he decided to become a serial thief himself -- until he was caught on surveillance video on Aug. 29 and later arrested.
Police searching his home said they found 159 bicycle seats. "I started stealing out of revenge," Hatori told police, according to Kyoto News. "I wanted others to know the feeling." [Kyodo News, 10/3/2019]
• Halloween came a little early to Nick Lestina's home in Bagley, Iowa. The Lestinas have lived next door to Dahl's Custom Meat Locker for 10 years without incident, but early in October, they discovered almost five inches of animal blood, fat and bones had flooded their basement.
Lestina said it would have risen higher if not for his sump pump. He approached the meat locker next door for help, but, he told WHO TV, "They say it's not their fault and told me 'good luck.'"
Lestina reached out to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, which investigated and found that the business had slaughtered hogs and cattle on Oct. 3 and flushed fluids down the floor drain, which is probably connected with the Lestinas' drain.
The family of seven has had to move out of the home while trying to resolve the cleanup issue.
"No one wants to see that, smell that," Lestina said. "I would't want that for anybody." [WHO, 10/14/2019]