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The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Ryan A. Mueller. He gets the award for the following.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A man has been charged with sneaking into a toddler's bedroom and stealing $20 from a piggy bank while the 2-year-old girl slept. Authorities say DNA evidence linked Ryan A. Mueller, 30, of Sheboygan Falls to the crime that occurred Aug. 10 in Wilson.

Authorities say the girl's mother was in another room with another child when she saw a light turn on in her 2-year-old daughter's room. She walked into the girl's bedroom and saw a man shaking the piggy bank as the girl slept.

The man fled before police arrived, stealing the money but leaving the piggy bank. Authorities say blood was found on a window blind where the burglar had forced his way into the home.

Mueller was charged Thursday with felony burglary, which carries a penalty of up to 9 1/2 years in prison. His bond was set at $10,000, and a preliminary hearing was set for next Wednesday.

Stealing $20 from a two-year-old's piggy bank doesn't just mark Ryan A. Mueller as desperate, but also as today's Knucklehead of the Day.


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Comments (7)

If I find an intruder in my... (Below threshold)

If I find an intruder in my daughters' bedroom, there'll be more than enough blood left behind for a DNA sample or two.

Omg... how low can You get?... (Below threshold)
norman shu:

Omg... how low can You get?

Anybody want to bet that dr... (Below threshold)

Anybody want to bet that drugs were involved?

It's fast reaching the poin... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

It's fast reaching the point that anyone who enters your property will have to be shot to protect yourself and your family.

We obviously have a differe... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

We obviously have a different definition of "Knucklehead".
I would have included more curse words in his description and probably questioned his parentage.

Put this crack-head in pris... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Put this crack-head in prison and fed him on bread and water

Call me odd, but does anyon... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

Call me odd, but does anyone else see something peculiar regarding a two year old having $20 (or more) in a piggy bank?




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