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In a way, yes; in a way no. I don't

Posted by Gimwinkle on Monday, January 04 2021 at 00:12:20AM
In reply to But... posted by griffith on Sunday, January 03 2021 at 6:56:29PM

A man known as D B Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft Portland and Seattle in 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted to an uncertain fate. He has never been located or identified. It remains the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation history.

I think that was so cool.

John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz prison in 1962.

I think that was so cool.

A 21-inch wide Big Maple Leaf, inch-thick coin had been housed in Berlin's Bode Museum, but it was stolen on March 27, 2017 — and police have no idea how the thieves pulled it off.

I think that was so cool.

In 1990, two men disguised as police officers walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and got away with 13 extremely valuable pieces of art worth $500 million. To this day, no one knows who the robbers were or where they hid the goods from the largest theft of private property in history.

I think that was so cool.

In 1975, a 22-carat gold-and-emerald cross was stolen from a museum in Bermuda and replaced with a cheap replica. Authorities don't know who stole it or where it may be now.

I think that was so cool.

And, my favorite:

In February 2003, The Antwerp World Diamond Center in Belgium was the site of a $100 million diamond heist. A group of thieves broke into its underground vault protected by infrared heat detectors, sophisticated locks, and eight other layers of security. Despite this, 123 of the vault's 160 safes were looted without setting off any alarms or leaving behind any signs of forced entry — security did not notice until the following day.

Yup, I think that was so cool.


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