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The 555 Deal


You probably know it from those annoying commercials with the parrot ordering pizza, but up in Northern Idaho, they have a different interpretation: five suspects, five arrests, and the only witness makes $5 an hour.

When the manager at a Coeur d'Alene Pizza Hut noticed that someone had rigged the door to his establishment with toothpicks so that it wouldn't close properly, he did what any good middle-manager would do--tell someone else to hang around afterhours and see if anything comes of it.

Something did. Witness Ricky Baldwin soon saw five people pull up with five passengers inside--including a Pizza Hut employee and a former employee. The pie burglars (no relation to the hamburglar) went into the business, but police soon arrived and arrested them.