Last night, the Twins played the Tigers in a battle of teams from the AL Central. With Detroit out to a 5-1 lead, the Twins started a mini-rally in the top of the 6th. Joe Mauer, who is one of the favorites to win the AL MVP, ended up on second base and immediately started to steal signs, tipping his teammate at bat to which pitch would be coming next. In honor of Mr. Mauer's gamesmanship, tonight's Late Movies are a collection of people who have been caught stealing...
Here is a seagull (yes, a seagull) who was caught stealing a bag of chips from a local convenience store. He loves those Tangy Cheese Doritos.
Here is Carlos Mencia stealing a joke from the venerable Bill Cosby.
There were a few brothers in NYC who decided to do a psychological experiment: they would steal their own bicycle in a public places (using bolt cutters no less) to see who noticed. It went about how you expect it. My favorite is the last guy, a complete stranger, who actually pitches in to help them steal the bike.
I wanted to find a clip of Winona Ryder shoplifting, but all I could find was this parody commercial featuring the surveillance footage of her infamous theft.
Here is the clip of Mauer caught stealing signs. However, this is not considered cheating. Every team in baseball does this. Still, it's fascinating to watch the intricacies of a game like this.
Finally, I'll leave you tonight with a song that will take you back to the early 1990s: "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction. Enjoy!