Underwater robbers?? What?!
After the cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian island of Giglio in January, the Italian coastguard has held the ship under close 24-hour surveillance — 26 feet under water!
This, however, did not stop a couple thieves who somehow got THROUGH the laser security systems and stole the ship’s bell straight from its deck!
The mayor of the island isn't TOO concerned, though, stating:
"I can only guess that someone took it as a sort of morbid memento. In my mind, the missing bell is of no importance. We have the ship's statue of the Madonna in our church, and that for us has much more symbolic meaning."
An investigation is now underway to find out who stole the bell. The ship's capsize killed 25 people…with seven passengers STILL unaccounted for.
With bodies still missing, we're not sure why ANYONE would want to dive down there…! CREEPY!!
[Image via Iacopo Giannini/Wenn.]
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