True, but Vincent Bright is hardly the first person to be arrested for stealing a dead body.
Ben Mezrich spins a sensational yarn from the true story of a NASA intern who went to jail for stealing moon rocks.
The whites would have called me a traitor, the blacks might have accused me of stealing their knowledge.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The race was also tainted with accusations of stealing delegate votes, and emotions were high.
They were, however, quite as well versed in stealing as their countrymen.
Her husband was starting a ranch and I caught him stealing water.
“It looks like stealing to me,” said Jean with infuriating calmness.
Before us, stealing up the golden beach, would be the Mediterranean.
Depredations are committed every night on some stage-coaches by stealing parcels.
Old English stelan "to commit a theft" (class IV strong verb; past tense stæl, past participle stolen), from Proto-Germanic *stelanan (cf. Old Saxon stelan, Old Norse, Old Frisian stela, Dutch stelen, Old High German stelan, German stehlen, Gothic stilan), of unknown origin.
Most IE words for steal have roots in notions of "hide," "carry off," or "collect, heap up." Attested as a verb of stealthy motion from c.1300 (e.g. to steal away, late 14c.); of glances, sighs, etc., from 1580s. To steal (someone) blind first recorded 1974.
"a bargain," by 1942, American English colloquial, from steal (v.). Baseball sense of "a stolen base" is from 1867.
The diversion of blood flow from its normal course.
A great bargain: I got that for half price, a real steal (1940s+)