Sometimes it does if you can believe Hajime Karasuyama (the pen name of the career burglar) who not only made over a million a year in burglarizing, but will also make a killing on his best-selling novel which is flying off the shelves!
Especially in this economic atmosphere this book will have great appeal. Hopefully only as a dream-fix and not as an instigator of thievery…You know how many of our fellow world citizens get frustated, impatient and make bad choices.
The book is entitled Occupation, Thief; Annual income, Yen 30 Million with a warning “Please do not attempt to copy me” as a subtitle…Wonder if this warning will dissuade all readers?
Public laps up guide on how to become an expert cat burglar
Editor says manual is targeted at homeowners who want to protect property
A Japanese thief, who describes himself as a gentleman cat burglar, has become a best-selling author after writing a book giving tips on how to carry out burglaries.
Futabasha Publishing says that a first print run of 10,000 copies of Occupation, Thief; Annual income, Yen 30 Million has almost run out in the 10 days since publication.
Hajime Karasuyama — the pen name of the career burglar — claims to have developed the uncanny ability to guess where the occupant of any home will have stashed cash and valuables and provides tips on how to gain access to a locked property and then get away without leaving any signs. He says he earns about $2 million a year from burglary.