There is something about this time of year which seems to bring out the best and worst in people. Maybe it's the pressure of the season but for some reason people seem to go off the deep end a lot more often around Christmas. Such is the case of a gentleman who faked a burglary in his own home in order to solicit more presents from a sympathetic public.

Wood had even posed for a photograph with his 2-year-old daughter for a story in the local newspaper about how their Christmas was ruined .

Thank goodness that little voice still lives within even the most devious of us, the result a somewhat happy ending.