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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.
4th Sep '15 5:30:06 PM Specialist290
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** A common [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] is for an investigator to assume the place was ransacked -- and then the owner (or someone who knew them, if they're dead) says that, no, they're just a slob.

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** A common [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] is for an investigator to assume the place was ransacked -- and then the owner (or someone who knew them, if they're dead) says that, no, [[TrashOfTheTitans they're just a slob.
slob]].
7th Jul '15 2:34:05 PM JediGoalie30
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* The "trash the place" technique was used on Joan's apartment at the beginning of ''Film/RomancingTheStone''. The shock of the event on Joan was magnified because she didn't even know that she had the [[MacGuffin map]] yet, let alone that there were people who were looking for it.
26th Jun '15 12:08:00 PM Lightning4119
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* In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Frank departs from the operating room and discovers a note in his jacket pocket from Margaret. He reads it cheerfully then tears it up. This shocks Margaret, who has kept every note Frank sent her. While Margaret is assisting Hawkeye with a problem patient, Frank ransacks Margaret's tent looking for all the notes from him she kept.

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* In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Frank departs from the operating room and discovers a note in his jacket pocket from Margaret. He reads it cheerfully then tears it up. This shocks Margaret, who has kept every note Frank sent her. While Margaret is assisting Hawkeye with a problem patient, Frank ransacks Margaret's tent looking for all the notes from him she kept.
kept. Notably it ''starts'' as the subtle type, but by the time Margaret gets back to her tent the next morning, the place has been turned upside down and Frank is asleep in the middle of it.
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