Housing Pain: Broker Allegedly Swipes Pills

Real estate professional is accused of stealing pain medication from houses.


The national housing bust has put real estate agents in a world of hurt; as business has slowed dramatically from its once-booming clip. In the face of such misfortunes, one broker has allegedly found a creative—if questionable—way to take the edge off.

From the Associated Press, via the Real Estate Bloggers:

A real estate broker is facing charges after he allegedly stole pain medication from houses he had claimed to be showing to clients.

One homeowner told police he came home Tuesday to find his dog locked in the garage and pain medication missing from his kitchen cabinet.

The 64-year-old real estate agent was in the Hennepin County jail awaiting formal charges.

Minnetonka detective Sgt. Dave Riegert says police have linked the real estate broker to the theft Tuesday as well as to one in June. Police believe they'll find many more homes involved.

According to a police report, the man had a sock containing 85 pills in his car. He was arrested Tuesday at a scheduled home showing.

I'm with you, man. I mean, have you seen the Case-Shiller index recently? It takes a lot more than a Scotch and soda to make those numbers look good....