Oddly Enough News Article Reuters.com
: "AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police have arrested a thief they dubbed the 'salamander man' who talked his way into the homes of dozens of unsuspecting people by saying he was looking for his lost salamander, hamster or iguana.
Police said Monday they had been hunting the 33-year-old homeless man for months and that he had admitted to about 60 thefts in towns across the country.
Once inside a house, the man stole wallets and loose cash. Police arrested him Friday after a tip off and found nine empty wallets in his car, which had been stolen the day before. "My aunty Norah Lapham met one of these burglers in her living room in Gloucester England "Pussy Pussy" and he said he was looking for his lost cat Aunty aged 88 set about walloping him with her walking stick, and chased him out of the window he used to come in on that warm summers day.