Feeding gourmet cats
A Japanese man was arrested after going on a year-long burglary spree, stealing $185,000 worth of cash and jewelry in order to feed his 120 cats a gourmet diet. Mamoru Demizu, 48, told police he broke into homes at least 32 times so he could cater to his felines’ expensive tastes. “He would give them fresh fish and chicken, not cheap canned food,” said an officer. Demizu kept 20 cats in a warehouse, and fed 100 more neighborhood strays. “He said he felt happiest when he rubbed his cheek against cats,” said police.

Santa isn't real, says British vicar to children
A British vicar sent dozens of elementary school students home crying by telling them Santa Claus isn’t real. The Rev. Simon Tatton-Brown had been asked to give a festive-themed talk at a school, and decided to explain to youngsters that Santa was a fictional character based on the 4th-century St. Nicholas. He then recounted a gruesome legend in which St. Nicholas resurrected three children whom an evil butcher murdered and made into ham. “Loads of kids went home crying,” said one outraged parent. “It has ruined Christmas for them.”

Teen party turns into “looting frenzy”
Los Angeles police arrested 16 teenagers after a wild party at a vacant mansion ended with vandals carrying off nearly everything—including medieval armor, Versace suits, and a mounted snow leopard worth $250,000. Officers said well-to-do youngsters broke into a $7 million mansion when the owner was away, and threw a 17-hour party that quickly became a “looting frenzy.” Many of the offenders were arrested when they posted “selfie” photos with their stolen swag.