May 14, 1999 |
Call it the kimchi capers. A thief breaks into the homes of several prominent citizens, including two Cabinet members and two police chiefs, stealing all kinds of loot. But when the burglar is finally apprehended, he tells prosecutors that his victims have vastly understated their losses. A police chief failed to report a wad of cash-stuffed envelopes the thief had lifted from under a container for the pickled cabbage in the refrigerator, claims the burglar, 32-year-old Kim Kang Ryong.