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Old 01-09-2017, 07:56 AM
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What's the dumbest crime you ever witnessed or were a victim of?

No funny news reports from Florida - it has to be something you were involved with.

In my case, about six years ago, somebody stole the venetian blinds from my windows.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:16 AM
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By "dumbest crime", do you mean dumbest perpetrator of a crime, or dumbest example of something that legislators in their infinite wisdom have criminalized?

I was in a buffet once that had a sign saying "state law requires diners to take a clean plate each trip to the buffet". I saw a guy refill his dirty plate, and I called the TIPS hotline to report it, but the police did not seem interested. I suspect that in actual fac,t he state law only requires the restaurant to post tht sign.

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Old 01-09-2017, 08:22 AM
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I live in an area of very small towns, but the municipalities all have interconnected governments.

Some stupid criminal stole a bunch of cash money in one town and went into the next town two blocks away, thinking the cops couldn't catch him there.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:47 AM
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I live in an area of very small towns, but the municipalities all have interconnected governments.

Some stupid criminal stole a bunch of cash money in one town and went into the next town two blocks away, thinking the cops couldn't catch him there.
If hearing the news reports on the radio counts, way back when I lived in Warren, Ohio, there was a robbery at a convenience store in the very early AM after the first snowfall of the year. The cops didn't immediately follow the tracks, because if of the directions you could go exiting the store, three of them would get you onto a main road or highway within three blocks.

But after they had all the paperwork done, they had to be complete. They followed the tracks one block this way, then another block that way - and found the car parked in the tracks with the crooks inside, counting out their money.

More personally, I forgot to lock the car once and someone stole the change in the dash and the bathing suit from my gym bag. If they hadn't also spread things from the glove compartment over the seat, I probably wouldn't have known.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:02 AM
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My mother was hit by a car that ran a stop sign. The guy got out and ran. Police show up and take a report and call for a tow truck for the now abandoned car. While waiting for the tow truck, the officer gets a call on his radio, the now wrecked car was just reported stolen.

The guys wife shows up a few minutes later and verifies it's her husband's car. The officer asks her to describe her husband. She describes the guy my mother and my aunt, she was a passenger in my mother's car, saw running from the car.

I arrived shortly after this and my mother and aunt tell me what happened. I also happen to be driving a tow truck so I could tow my mother's car. The officer asks me if I would back my wrecker up to the other car. As soon as I do, the guy that was driving it when it hit my mother jumps out of his wife's car to protest his car being towed. The officer cuffed and stuffed the guy, another wrecker showed up to haul away his car and I tow my mother's car home.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:45 AM
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Something something mattress tags. You've all been great, don't forget to tip your servers.

Someone once broke into (as in opened the unlocked door) a friend's car while we were at the mall and stole a little crudely sculpted figure I made out of Blue Tack on the drive over and set on his dashboard. You could see the clean spots from where his feet were but he was mysteriously gone.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:55 AM
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I was standing in the street, having parked and exited my car when I was clipped by a senior citizen riding a moped. A little more than my dignity was hurt as the impact bounced me off my closed car door and I sprained my wrist while breaking my fall. I broke a nail and ruined my hose, so property damage was also involved.

Technically this was a hit-and-run as the old coot never slowed down or bothered to see if I was ok. After some thought on the matter, I decided against filing a police report. The reason, I am sure, is obvious.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:01 AM
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Someone broke into my truck while I was at work one night and stole a reusable supermarket shopping bag. Cash value 49 cents. Nothing else was taken. Truck was not damaged.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:14 AM
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I left my car unlocked one night. The next morning, I found the glove-box open and a few things out of place. The only thing I noticed missing was a flashlight.

I use the flashlight so rarely that the batteries are usually dead when I do need it. I am surprised that it was even worth stealing.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:17 AM
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Someone broke into my truck while I was at work one night and stole a reusable supermarket shopping bag. Cash value 49 cents. Nothing else was taken. Truck was not damaged.
It's obvious. He was on his way to break in somewhere else and realized he forgot a bag to put the loot in.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:05 AM
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One cold February day, a guy and his dog broke into my Boss's 2000 Mercedes Benz, and stayed there until the cops arrived. I had to tell the 911 operator three times what happened before she got it.

The cops took the guy away for a mental evaluation. I don't know what happened to the dog.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:02 PM
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The cops took the guy away for a mental evaluation. I don't know what happened to the dog.
The dog was taken for a mental evaluation, too.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:13 AM
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Back in the 70s, I was a deputy sheriff. One of the other deputies made a traffic stop and the guy ran. The chase came into my area, so I joined in. We finally caught him and asked him why he ran. He said that he thought he had a warrant out for failure to appear - for a previous traffic violation. He didn't.

His stupidity got him a felony evading charge and I don't know how many other traffic citations.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:25 AM
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Most trivial irritating crime.

My friend had an old beat up pickup truck...old enough that it only had lap belts, manual windows and an ALL METAL dash....some local criminal broke in and stole the ass tray with all the spare change....my friend wasn't pissed that the change got stolen...hey, if you need $3 worth of pennies and nickels have at it...he was pissed that said criminal ALSO took the ash tray...

Oh, and someone stole my underwear at the beach once..

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Old 01-09-2017, 10:08 AM
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Most trivial irritating crime.

My friend had an old beat up pickup truck...old enough that it only had lap belts, manual windows and an ALL METAL dash....some local criminal broke in and stole the ass tray with all the spare change....my friend wasn't pissed that the change got stolen...hey, if you need $3 worth of pennies and nickels have at it...he was pissed that said criminal ALSO took the ash tray...
Someone took the ashtray and about $3 in change from my car. They didn't bother to look in the unlocked glove compartment where there was a bag with $20 of quarters in it for use at the air pumps and vacuums.

Looking for office space some years back I got to go into the Baseball Card warehouse. Boxes and boxes of every baseball card ever printed. The realtor pointed out the new security system installed after a recent break in. The cops found the perpetrators by following the trail of discarded cards back to the juveniles home down the street.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:11 AM
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..some local criminal broke in and stole the ass tray with all the spare change....
They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:24 AM
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Last summer I left my car unlocked in the driveway due to an alarm short that went off every night around 3am.

While the thief did get my radar detector, he also snagged a plastic bag containing a nasty old toilet seat I was taking to Home Depot for a size match. Wish I coulda seen reaction when he opened the bag!

In his wilder says my brother got shitfaced and drove his motorcycle into a bar and did doughnuts until the bouncer tore him off the bike. I think he got 30 days for that stunt.
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:16 PM
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After work about twenty years ago, I met my wife and young son at her mothers house. Driving home, son with me, wife following behind, right lane, doing the speed limit, maybe 5 mph over, kid cuts between us and begins extreme tailgating. Wife pulls out next to him, enraged. As I make a right into our neighborhood, he takes off with her chasing him.

Three blocks up, he turns left into the precinct house, runs inside and tells the desk sergeant there's a crazy woman chasing him. She gives the officer her version, and he asks the kid if he was tailgating. Kid says he wasn't, he was at least two feet behind me.

"Have you been drinking?" "Maybe two or three beers." "Okay, come in the back." "Thank you Ma'am, we'll take it from here."
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:00 AM
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Didn't happen to me, personally, but was relayed to me by the receptionist at my dentist's office.

One of the patients at the office walked in the front door, nodded to the receptionist, picked up the wooden magazine rack and about 20 out-of-date magazines, walked out, put it in his car and drove off. There was nothing special about the magazine rack; it wasn't an antique or an art piece.

The receptionist was flabbergasted (excuse me ... "gobsmacked" for those Dopers more used to reading British papers) and thought it was a practical joke. She recognized the patient and waited for the guy to come back in and laugh about it, but he didn't. She told the dentist about it later, asking him if he knew what was going on, but he had no clue.

They got a call a little while later from a pawn shop, asking if they really wanted to sell the magazine rack. Apparently, the man went to the pawn shop with the rack and the magazines, and tried to pawn it. One of the employees saw his dentist's name on the magazine label and called the office.

The police were called and they arrested the man and the magazine rack was eventually returned. I believe the incident was eventually marked up as a "medication" problem, but I don't know whether it was "forgot to take the meds" or "needed to stop drinking the bong water".
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:28 AM
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One of the patients at the office walked in the front door, nodded to the receptionist, picked up the wooden magazine rack and about 20 out-of-date magazines, walked out, put it in his car and drove off...
I guess you could say he had issues.


mmm
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:33 AM
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Back around 1990-ish, my pickup truck was broken into in the apartment complex parking lot. I had a boom box and a dozen CDs sitting on the passenger seat but they ignored it to steal this little noise maker thing that looked like a radar detector. Stupid thing only made raygun and machine gun sounds and cost maybe $6.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:03 AM
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I was investigating a stabbing at work.

"Who stabbed you?"
"I don't know."
"You don't know his name? Okay, what did he look like?"
"I don't know."
"Was he covering his face?"
"I didn't look at him."
"You didn't look at him? Somebody stabbed you three times in the stomach and you didn't think you should take a look to see what was going on?"

But he was more convincing than the guy who had a balloon of cocaine up his ass but told me the cocaine didn't belong to him and he didn't know how it got there.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:43 PM
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I guess you could say he had issues.
*Golf Clap*
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:03 PM
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I join the clap.

We're not, uh, not talking about skinnydipping in a privately-owned lake late at night, right? Because I know nothing about that.

My roommate once had someone break into his car and steal his running shoes. They left their beat up crappy old sneakers behind in their place, which somehow didn't make him feel any better.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:55 PM
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My roommate once had someone break into his car and steal his running shoes. They left their beat up crappy old sneakers behind in their place, which somehow didn't make him feel any better.
This reminded me of another story:

When my now-brother-in-law was single, he lived in an apartment building about a block from the Austin Avenue entrance ramp to the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago. He had an older car, which he parked in a small parking lot behind his apartment.

He was awakened at 3 a.m. by his phone ringing. He answered it, and was greeted by an officer from the Illinois State Police.

"Mr. [Name], are you aware of the current whereabouts of your car?"

BIL looked out the window of his apartment, and saw an empty space where he'd parked his car.

"No, sir, I'm not. It's not where I parked it last night."

"We just found your car, abandoned, on the shoulder of the Eisenhower. Mr. [Name], I need to ask...do you own a shotgun?"

"Ummm...no, sir. Why?"

"We found a shotgun in the back seat of your car."

"Well, that's definitely not mine."

"We suspected that it wasn't."

It appeared that the thief had hotwired the car, but it then broke down a few miles later, and the thief likely then just walked away from it, not wanting to be seen walking along the shoulder of the Ike, carrying a shotgun.

When my BIL got the car back, he discovered that the thief had opened the trunk of the car at some point, and, while he'd left the shotgun, he *had* stolen the contents of the trunk, consisting of a leather jacket and a large bottle of Tide laundry detergent.

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Old 01-13-2017, 01:07 AM
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I join the clap.

My roommate once had someone break into his car and steal his running shoes. They left their beat up crappy old sneakers behind in their place, which somehow didn't make him feel any better.
My home too. And a bottle containing about $50 change. He went out the back window as I came in the front door, but he left his old worn sneakers parked just in front of the wardrobe, where he'd stepped out of them to step into something better. I guess the cops could have done a DNA check on the sneakers, or fingerprinted the back window, but they didn't.

Also, just by the way, a workmate had his car stolen from the railway station where he left it parked each day. It wasn't a very good car. They brought it back to the railway station two days later and stole something better.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:04 PM
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I guess you could say he had issues.


mmm
(rimshot)

My ex-boyfriend's house was broken into. They knew it had to be someone they knew, because he and his roommate had two big dogs - and the only thing missing was his roommate's weed, which he stored in his tackle box.



No, they didn't call the police.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:04 AM
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When I was in Junior High, someone stole my gym shoes. They weren't some fancy designer brand - it was 1968 and I don't think there was any such thing as designer sneakers back then. I was majorly pissed because it was the first day I'd worn them, but we were doing floor exercise and they didn't want anyone wearing shoes on the mats. After class, I went to retrieve them and they were gone.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:21 AM
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Back in my college days I was the 6am-9am bartender at a joint near campus (Pitt); this is late 70s. All the regulars (say 20-40 or so most mornings by 8) were off-duty cops and janitors and pretty much everyone was armed. This kid, say a couple years younger than I was, walked past the door one direction, came back the opposite direction, came back a third time, grabbed the door, flung it open, pulled out a sawed-off single-shot shotgun and yelled "THIS IS A STICK------SHIT!!!!!" as he looked down a rather impressive assortment of barrels. He couldn't drop his gun fast enough. Some of the people/customers didn't even stop drinking -- just had drawn and aimed towards the door. The cops debated a while who would cuff and handle the paperwork but I stopped the debate by calling the on-duty cops and letting them have it.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:27 AM
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Someone stole the $6 bougainvillea I had just planted in our front flower bed (our house was right up next to the sidewalk with just a small bed for a "front yard"). The really ironic thing is that those plants don't have a very strong root ball and the thief probably killed it by digging it up that way.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:06 AM
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I witnessed a fight between two buskers (street musicians) over a 'territory' in a subway station. The younger guy grabbed the older guy's trumpet and smashed it, then took off running and got on a train. He was later arrested and plead guilty (I was on hand as a witness, but never called to testify).

It was particularly stupid because by starting a fight with multiple witnesses, he lost the 'territory' by having to flee, and probably lost busking income that day.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:30 AM
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Didn't witness this but I believe it's true: A friend's car broke down, had it towed to a nearby garage. They didn't diagnose the problem correctly and spent a day and half before simply replacing a coil. When he came to pick it up they wanted to charge him $400+ because of all the time they spent on it, he refused, they wouldn't let him have his car, so he called the state police. An officer arrived and instructed the garage owner he could only demand the book value for replacing the coil to return the car and if he felt more was owed he'd have to take it to court. The garage owner said fine, accepted a credit card for the $120 or whatever it was, and then told my friend "If I ever see you again I'll break your arm", right in front of the trooper, who cuffed him on the spot.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:37 AM
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My wife's apartment was broken into before we were married, but all they stole was a can of frozen orange juice. The police thought it might be because some people keep valuables in the freezer. But in this case it was just orange juice.

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Old 01-09-2017, 02:05 PM
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My wife's apartment was broken into before we were married, but all they stole was a can of frozen orange juice. The police thought it might be because some people keep valuables in the freezer. But in this case it was just orange juice.
Sounds like the work of pirates. Those guys are always having problems with scurvy.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:53 AM
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My wife's apartment was broken into before we were married, but all they stole was a can of frozen orange juice. The police thought it might be because some people keep valuables in the freezer. But in this case it was just orange juice.

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So they concentrated on the orange juice.

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Old 01-09-2017, 12:04 PM
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I take the 5th!
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:31 PM
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I take the 5th!
A fifth goes well with orange juice.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:22 PM
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I take the 5th!
I wont (statues of elimination and all).

Late 1980s my best running buddy and I are walking home soon before the bars close when someone driving a Chevy Camaro parks the car on the street outside a bar and dashes in to grab a last round, leaving his engine running. It was a very stupid thing to do, leaving the keys in the kind of car dumb punks nearly fondle themselves over and it was far stupider still for the two of us to hop in and take it for a ride.

We had been drinking which more serves to amplify than in any way mitigate how stupid we were being and if anything in this tail is to our credit it's that it didn't take long for us to realize we were no longer in youthful prank, slap on the wrist territory. We were both working more or less full time and taking classes as time and money allowed, we did have something like a career plan at work and a criminal record wasn't really part of that plan yet the simple adrenal thrill of watching that bar door to make sure it didn't open until we were cleanly around a corner while my friend drove is something I remember to this day.

Thankfully that thrill wore off in a big darn hurry, within a few minutes we were in what the hell do we do now mode. I don't recall deciding to rifle through the glove compartment but quickly I was looking at three different documents with the same address on them and it was only a few miles away. We stopped off at a gas station in part to top off the tank but more so to get a big handful of those paper towel things they used to give you to clean your windows with. As my buddy drove to this guy's house I was wiping down anything I thought might have our finger prints on (except the pieces of paper I had handled, this was pre CSI where ever).

After a judicious drive by to make sure no one was on the front porch or anything we left the car in the guy's driveway with almost a half a tank more gas than when we found it and with a considerably cleaner interior and door handles. We waited till we were a few blocks away on foot before we let ourselves laugh about anything.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:59 AM
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I wont (statues of elimination and all).
Ah, yes, the set of laws pertaining to peeing and pooping.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:51 AM
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Ah, yes, the set of laws pertaining to peeing and pooping.
Actually, stone sculptures pertaining to peeing and pooping.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:19 PM
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I wont (statues of elimination and all).
I don't mean to pile on when a mistake has been made, but this one was just too good to pass up. Behold, caganer:

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Old 01-10-2017, 03:17 PM
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I don't mean to pile on when a mistake has been made, but this one was just too good to pass up. Behold, caganer:

I have now seen everything!
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:56 AM
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A couple pointless crimes, medically related:

I left my car unlocked in a shopping center parking lot while I ran into a store to pick up something. When I came out, missing from the passenger seat was the small shopping bag from an exclusive, expensive downtown store. It contained ... a fecal sample jar that I was going to drop off at the hospital lab.

Another time, I was recovering in the hospital after emergency hernia surgery, and the senior nurse told me about an incident with some of her student nurses. The hospital had a dorm for nursing students, located about a block away, through a wooded path alongside the river. One night, as they were walking down this path to go back to the dorm, 2 of her young nursing students were confronted by a man who jumped out of the bushes and flashed them. Now these students were doing their rotation in the hernia surgery ward, and had spent most of their day shaving & disinfecting mens' groins prepping for hernia surgery. That flasher certainly didn't get the response he wanted -- one nurse just said "I'm off duty." and the other just laughed.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:07 PM
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I don't mean to pile on when a mistake has been made, but this one was just too good to pass up. Behold, caganer:

This was a term I was unfamiliar with until now. Wish I could say the same.

I didn't witness the crime but the aftermath. About 10-am one Saturday I went to my favorite model railroad hobby shop. Parked in front of the store were two cop cars. Since the shop was in a strip mall with a liquor store next door, I thought nothing of it but on entering the shop, from way way people were standing around in knots talking quietly, it was apparent that's where the cops were. Before I got an answer to my "What's going on?" a young guy in handcuffs was frog-marched out of the office along with a backpack being carried by one of the officers.

Turned out that at one of the hobby shops about two miles away a guy dropped his wife off at the back about 7-am to do the books. When he passed by the front of the store, he noticed the big window was smashed. Concerned for his wife he stopped and stuck his head through the empty frame which is when the stupid burglar alarm finally went off. The police and owner were called and the only thing taken was a G-scale (large) trainset on display. The owner called all of the railroad hobby shops in the vicinity with a description.

Sure enough, shortly after my shop opened at 9, in walks this kid who hauls out a loose G-scale trainset out of his backpack and asks if the shop would like to buy it. "Sure. Lemme take it in the back to show the boss so's he can set a price for it."

Kid waited for more than twenty minutes before the cops showed up.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:23 PM
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My house was burgled when I was a senior in high school. The burglars managed to get the only things in the house worth any money - my mom's diamond ring and my dad's vintage baseball card collection. But they also stole my new Airwalk sneakers, which weren't KMart shoes but it's not like they were Jordans. They cost me about $60 and I loved them and was devastated about it. Oh also about having my home invaded.

My best friend and I sat in the hallway at lunch every day for a week hoping to see my shoes walk by. They never did.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:36 PM
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In 2001, I was commuting from suburban Chicago to downtown, using the CTA Blue Line, and would park my car in a lot at the station. I came back to my car one evening, to find the left rear passenger window smashed in. The only thing that was missing from the car was about $2 in change, which had been sitting in a cupholder.

I called the local police, and the responding officer told me that such break-ins were common in that lot. He said that the perpetrator(s) were nearly always looking for CDs, which they would then try to sell while riding on the train. My CD case was still in the car; I have to guess that the person didn't think that CDs by Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, and Queen would sell well.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:49 PM
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We came back from vacation one summer to find that our detached garage had been broken into. Of all of the things in there (power saws, a small farm tractor, riding lawn mower, weed whacker, front end loader, rolling tool boxes, etc), the only things missing were four ducks from the deep freezer and a case of beer from the fridge.
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Back in the 70s, I was a deputy sheriff. One of the other deputies made a traffic stop and the guy ran. The chase came into my area, so I joined in. We finally caught him and asked him why he ran. He said that he thought he had a warrant out for failure to appear - for a previous traffic violation. He didn't.

His stupidity got him a felony evading charge and I don't know how many other traffic citations.
I pulled a girl over for speeding and she gave a false name. I think this the only time I arrested someone for obstructing when they had no reason to lie. Her license was valid. No warrants. Nothing. The worst she would have gotten was a ticket and she might not have be given that. She was from a family that taught their kids to lie to police before they could walk. Basically the TV show Shameless.

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Old 01-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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My grandmother used to grow poppies in her front yard. Some genius decided that he could make opium and dug up all her poppies one night.

My other grandmother had a nutty next door neighbor who had a barbed wire cactus in her front yard. One night, some of the local high school guys decided to rope it from the back of someoneís pick up. My granddad heard them and they drove off before they could do more than bend one of the arms. (It was a saguaro barbed wire cactus)

About two weeks later they tried it again, only this time when they drove off they left the roper behind. Seems Mrs. Pearce decided that it would be too easy to steal her cactus, so she had it set in cement. The guys couldnít see the change in the dark. When they hit the gas, instead of pulling up the cactus, it pulled the guy with the rope clean out of the truck.

So I didnít really witness either crime, but I saw the hole in one yard and a the bent cactus in the other.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:00 PM
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Two items, vehicle-related:

In my working-on-drilling-rig days, I left my car in the company parking lot in Denver to go out to the field. When I came back a few days later, someone had broken a window to (apparently) take the volume control and tuning knobs off the stereo.

During my living-in-Paris days, I once watched a couple of guys screech to a halt in front of my place and leap out of their vehicles to argue some point of traffic etiquette. The discussion grew more and more heated until one driver aimed a kick at the other's front fender, caving it in. This prompted the other guy to retaliate by kicking a huge dent in his opponent's door. This tit-for-tat continued for a while, until the fight just sort of petered out and both finally drove off, having done thousands of Euros-worth of damage to their cars.

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