Here’s one from the “nice try” department. Back on Dec. 10th, some homeowners in Wisconsin realized someone had broken into their house and was hiding in the closet because their dogs wouldn’t stop barking. When they tried to open the closet, the thief held the door shut and pretended to be Santa by saying “Ho Ho Ho” and told them if they opened the door it would ruin their Christmas surprise. While they called 911, he ran out and then broke into a neighbor’s garage. Cops tracked his footprints in the snow and found him there. Dude…that lame excuse wouldn’t work on Christmas Eve, let alone 2 weeks before Christmas.