Thief Uses Paranormal Defense

Thief Uses Paranormal Defense

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Check out what this thief uses as an excuse as to why he wasn’t aware that there was thousands of dollars worth of stolen appliances in his basement.

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MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio – A defendant said that it was not just his crimes coming back to haunt him on Wednesday.

Former Mount Gilead police officer Joseph Hughes faced 21 charges against him, 10TV’s Glenn McEntyre reported.

Prosecution exhibits showed the laundry list of stolen goods investigators said they found inside Hughes’ Morrow County home, much of which belonged to the county.

One of the 12 air conditioners Hughes was accused of stealing was labled “auditor” in large, black letters, McEntyre reported.

The shocking case took an even stranger turn when the former police officer explained why he was unaware of the stolen property in his basement.

“It’s going to sound kind of ridiculous, but we believed that there was some kind of paranormal presence in the basement,” Hughes said in court. “It sounds kind of ridiculous but there was evidence to support it.”

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