How do you know when a burglar's ballsy (or stupid) (or both)? When he steals a cop's Glock...

There are pros and cons to burglarizing a police officer, as someone did in Northglenn on Friday; a loaded Glock 26 handgun and a friend's 2005 PT Cruiser were among the items swiped. On the positive side, you gain legendary status among your fellow felons: "Robbed a cop? Stole his gun? You're a BAMF!" But there are negatives, too -- like, for instance, there's no chance this case will get lost in the shuffle and quickly forgotten. The police will keep looking and looking and looking long after you sold the booty for whatever you could get and spent it on meth. Exhibit A: The Northglenn Police's release, on view below:

On October 30, 2009, an Officer from the Northglenn Police Department returned to his residence in Northglenn to find it had been burglarized. The Officer was off duty at the time of the burglary. The responding officers found forced entry into the residence through a window. Several items of value were stolen from the residence to include the Officers Glock 26 handgun with a full magazine, laptop computer, and a television. Keys for a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser belonging to a friend, were also taken from inside the residence and then used to steal the vehicle from the driveway. Police uniforms and equipment were in the residence and were not stolen. The case is currently under investigation, any witnesses are asked to contact the Northglenn Police Department Investigations section at 303-450-8893.

The stolen PT Cruiser is described as a 2005 blue convertible with high performance rims and tires. No license plates were on the vehicle at the time of the theft.

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