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1st Jul '16 7:50:10 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern returned to find his father murdered in a room like this.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern returned to find his father murdered in a room like this.
15th Jun '16 11:47:56 PM foxley
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* Subverted in the TV-movie ''Film/MacGyverLostTreasureOfAtlantis''. When [=MacGyver=] and co. enter Prof. Atticus's study, they think that this has happened. Then Atticus notes that it has always looked like that.
* Played straight in the subsequent film ''Film/MacGyverTrailToDoomsday'' when [=MacGyver=] and Natalia find the door to her apartment busted open, and the whole place ransacked.

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* Subverted in the TV-movie ''Film/MacGyverLostTreasureOfAtlantis''.''Series/MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis''. When [=MacGyver=] and co. enter Prof. Atticus's study, they think that this has happened. Then Atticus notes that it has always looked like that.
* Played straight in the subsequent film ''Film/MacGyverTrailToDoomsday'' ''Series/MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday'' when [=MacGyver=] and Natalia find the door to her apartment busted open, and the whole place ransacked.
15th Jun '16 11:44:30 PM foxley
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* Literature/{{Parker}} does this to Brock's apartment in ''The Sour Lemon Score''; emptying every drawer, cutting open every pillow and cushion, and breaking open every stick of furniture where something could be concealed. Brock is shocked that someone could be destructive, and regards the apartment as having been raped.
22nd Apr '16 2:05:48 PM eroock
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22nd Apr '16 1:57:23 PM eroock
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* ''The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe'': a team of government agents are following a man pegged as a super-agent whistleblower by an interdepartmental rival - they sneak through his apartment while he's out, photographing all his personal effects and planting bugs. [[spoiler:The man, however, is an innocent regular guy randomly picked as a decoy, and his day-to-day activities are feverishly scrutinized by the agents.]]

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* ''The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe'': a In ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'', a team of government agents are following a man pegged as a super-agent whistleblower by an interdepartmental rival - they sneak through his apartment while he's out, photographing all his personal effects and planting bugs. [[spoiler:The man, however, is an innocent regular guy randomly picked as a decoy, and his day-to-day activities are feverishly scrutinized by the agents.]]
20th Apr '16 5:50:00 PM SteveMB
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** Sometimes the mess is intentionally created to stop investigators from finding out what's been taken.

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** Sometimes the mess is intentionally created to stop investigators from finding out what's been taken.taken, or to intimidate the target by blatantly invading and messing up his personal space.
12th Apr '16 1:31:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* The beginning of ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' - Sophia's office has been searched, with items thrown everywhere. However, they missed her necklace, which was the only thing of value she kept in there, besides the {{Orichalcum}} bead. To be fair, they only look like small copper balls that glitter like fire, and contain enough energy to [[spoiler:rearrange your DNA]].
** The same thing happens in the prequel, ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where the villains ransack Jones' father's home in search for the Grail diary. Fortunately it was mailed to Indy beforehand.
* Subverted in ''{{Persona 3}} FES'': in one of the security videos, Mitsuru calls in the cops because she thinks someone has broken into Junpei's room. Turns out it ''always'' looks like that...

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* The beginning of ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' - Sophia's office has been searched, with items thrown everywhere. However, they missed her necklace, which was the only thing of value she kept in there, besides the {{Orichalcum}} bead. To be fair, they only look like small copper balls that glitter like fire, and contain enough energy to [[spoiler:rearrange your DNA]].
** * The same thing happens in the prequel, ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where the villains ransack Jones' father's home in search for the Grail diary. Fortunately it was mailed to Indy beforehand.
* Subverted in ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} FES'': in one of the security videos, Mitsuru calls in the cops because she thinks someone has broken into Junpei's room. Turns out it ''always'' looks like that...
29th Nov '15 5:46:16 PM SAMAS
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* In ''The Autobiography of UsefulNotes/MalcolmX'', Malcolm mentions a time during is younger(and wilder) days, when he came home to find his apartment ransacked. He immediately grabbed a few clothes and left for a friend's home, because he knew that it was most likely done by the Police, who would have planted drugs in the room, and would likely already be on their way back with a search warrant to "find" it.
24th Oct '15 9:36:31 PM Willbyr
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13th Sep '15 4:50:46 PM WillKeaton
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* In Creator/DanAbnett's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''First & Only'', Zoran comes to Gaunt because he is aware something is happening: he surprised a man searching his room.

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* In Creator/DanAbnett's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/GauntsGhosts Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''First & Only'', Zoran comes to Gaunt because he is aware something is happening: he surprised a man searching his room.
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