Ever since its invention in 1955, couch potatoes have not been able to live without the remote control. But a burglar in China probably rues the day it was invented. The 25 year-old thief, surnamed Song, broke into a house in Sichuan province and stole the owner’s household appliances. But having successfully made his getaway, he soon discovered that the DVD player wouldn’t function without the remote control. The felon’s next act? He returned to the scene of the crime the next evening to collect the remote too. On this occasion, however, the owner of the house caught Song in the act and marched him down to the police station.
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