A harrowing tale of survival in Williamsburg—The Brooklyn Paper reports: "The victim returned to his home, which is between Roebling and Havemeyer streets, at 2 pm to find a man, who quickly ordered him to take off his pants and go into the bathroom." What then? "That's when the jerk made off with a laptop and cash, leaving the confused, pants-less renter without any leads."

If you spot a robber who asks you to remove your pants, contact police at once.