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Fri., Sept. 19, 2008, 7:54 p.m.

Odd News of the Week (How You Know When Things Have Gotten Really Desperate)

Ryan Mueller, 31, was sentenced to 6 years in a Wisconsin jail and 5 years of probation after breaking into a home in August and stealing $20 from a two-year old girl's piggy bank. The girl's mother walked in and caught Mueller in the act.

Find the story here.

What was your most desperate act? Did you later regret it?

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