Police Breakup Southern California Lego Theft Ring

If you’re going to feed your Lego fandom, we highly recommend that you go about it the legal way.

A pair of Long Beach residents learned a hard lesson in early June when they were arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of Lego sets from retail outlets in Southern California .

All totaled, Richard Siegel, 71, and Blanca Gudino, 39, swiped more than 2,800 boxes of Legos ranging in value from $20 to $1,000.

The brick castle began to collapase when Gudino initially appeared on the police’s radar for stealing Lego sets from a San Pedro shop in December. Police sprang into action in June after the genius Gudino hit the same shop’s Lakewood and Torrance locations.

Rather than assemble them one-by-one, the duo was, instead, reselling them online. The theft ring was so profitable that police even had to turn away interested buyers who showed up while the authorities were performing their search.

We suggest that as punishment, they should be made to walk barefoot across a floor covered in Lego bricks.

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22 days ago

Great photo at the top! But I am glad they were caught!

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