I saw a snippet of this news story while I was at the office today and I had to look it up on line because I couldn't believe I had heard it correctly, but I had.
Apparently a family in Paterson, NJ had their 1,000 gallon wading pool stolen from their back yard sometime between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM and the thieves didn't spill a drop of water.
Here's a link to the article:http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/26/pool.stolen.ap/index.html?imw=Y&iref=mpstoryemail
The ingenuity of the culprits is both impressive and a bit astonishing. As a writer of science fiction and paranormal strories, I can't just dismiss this as the work of a couple [or a group] of enterprising felons looking to sell some blue vinyl on the black market. No, there had to be a really interesting story behind this one. A story that might just end up in one of my books one of these days.