Or a disgruntled spouse getting revenge. Few years ago went to visit son. In his neighbors yard across the street was a very nice, very large Craftsman roll around tool chest, stuffed full of tools and a sign on it $100 for all (probably close to $2k easy). Told my son about it, he said the couple were in the middle of a nasty divorce proceedings. We went back out to investigate, and someone was already in the process of loading it in a truck (not the woman's estranged husband).