Sunday, August 5, 2007

Is This A Crime Or One Heck Of a Magic Trick?

What would you think if you went to bed at night and when you got up in the morning, your swimming pool was missing, Well for Edgar Valdivia and his wife Daisy, they awoke early last Wednesday morning to find their backyard pool, 12-feet in diameter, 3-feet tall, filled with an estimated 1,000 gallons of water, had vanished without a trace.

Take it from Paul Magna, who lives across the street from them, and is still stunned by the news. "You want a good story? The pool across the street was stolen during the night. With water in it!" Not even the tabloids could make this one up. Amazingly, whoever stole it apparently did it without spilling a drop of water. "If I'm a crook, I don't go to a house to steal a pool," Mr. Valdivia says of the bizarre booty. The pool had simply disappeared, with the ground around it completely dry. Both he and his wife were left scratching their heads. Water wings, perhaps?

"If I catch them or police catch them, you're going to jail," Mr. Valdivia says. "They will laugh at you in jail!" Police say the heist was likely well thought out, and whoever pulled it off, it appears they may get away with it. Investigators continue to look into the case, but say they'll likely pass on a full-blown investigation. "I don't understand. Like how can you lose a 300-pound pool?" says the Valdivia's daughter, Kimi.

It may be no one will ever know what really happened, except for the thieves likely splashing about somewhere wet with glee. In the meantime, the Valdivias are now trying to protect the rest of their backyard possessions, including chaining their grill and pool furniture to the house.

Has anyone seen David Copperfield or Criss Angel lately? Now that's a Mindfreak!