New Book Relays ‘The Uncommon Life As a Safe Cracker’

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Lucios Dale Johnson relives life as commercial burglar and safecracker in memoir.

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Successful entrepreneur and driller, now author, Lucios Dale Johnson has not been where he is now if not for the lessons of the past he hast learned the hard way. His memoir and debut publication retraces his life from his childhood days and reveals a time when he lived “The Uncommon Life As a Safe Cracker” (published by Xlibris).

“The Uncommon Life As a Safe Cracker” is about Johnson’s life. He was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, but after a family tragedy, they had to move to Reading, Pennsylvania. Johnson was 10 years old at the time. There were a lot of ups and downs in his life just like everybody else, and the book tells readers all about them.

When he turned 18 and was looking to find himself, he got into a lot of different things in life. Then he met a professional safecracker. That turned him into a commercial burglar for over 22 years. He was arrested in 1984 for three bank burglaries. After he was released from federal prison, he moved to Philadelphia and started a straight life with the help of his long time profession, drilling.

Straightforward and candid, this one of a kind memoir unveils a somewhat not-so-known occupation as a commercial burglar and safe-cracker. The risks and the consequences those kinds of people face after being caught are also vividly detailed. “ The Uncommon Life As a Safe Cracker” is both a revealing and eye-opening account that shares not only the author’s journey but a true, albeit uncommon, kind of job.

“The Uncommon Life As a Safe Cracker”
By Lucios Dale Johnson
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781503565128
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781503565135
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781503565142
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lucios Dale Johnson has been an entrepreneur who has owned three vitamin stores, a scooter shop and had a business that he used to put engines on bicycles. He had been a driller for over 26 years and worked as a drilling supervisor for environmental drilling. He was a supervisor for soil and ground stabilization, bioremediation drilling and still works for the same drilling company. A few years ago, Johnson decided to start writing. His first book is “The Uncommon Life As a Safe Cracker.” He has another book he is working on titled, “Dale the Driller.” He also has two TV shows that he’s working on and trying to produce.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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