Money Matters - Simplified


Burglar hid in toilet ceiling for 2 hours

University Place, Wash. -- Police in University Place, Wash., said a restaurant surveillance camera recorded a burglar hiding in a bathroom ceiling for two hours.

Investigators said the video depicts the man, dressed in jeans and a blue hoodie, entering Captain Nemo's restaurant in University Place about 10 minutes before closing time Saturday and heading straight for the bathroom.

Police said the man hid in the bathroom ceiling for about two hours while waiting for the restaurant to empty. The footage depicts him emerging, taking $5,000 and fleeing out a back door.

Officers said they are seeking evidence from the scene and are asking for the public's help in identifying the man in the footage.

Dress doubles as cellphone

London -- A London fashion company said it has developed a dress that doubles as a cellphone using gesture recognition software.

Designers CuteCircuit said the M-Dress allows a wearer to insert a SIM card under the label to connect with their usual phone service provider and allows for multiple ring tones to be programmed in for different callers, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

The company said its gesture recognition software answers a call when the wearer holds a hand up in the traditional pose of using a phone and hangs up when the arm is dropped.

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Kids make duct tape clothes for charity

Peoria -- Students at an Illinois school created about 500 duct tape clothing items and accessories to be sold for a breast cancer research charity.

The students at Hines Primary School in Peoria created duct tape items including shirts, vests, ties, hats, visors and purses for the May 6 Duct Tape Fashion Show, which will feature a sale of the items to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star reported Thursday.