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EnolaGaia

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I'm still trying to visualize how ungainly a load US $22,000 in 1-dollar bills would be.
Robber steals $22,000 in $1 bills from Providence strip club

A Providence strip club was robbed of $22,000 in $1 bills 15 minutes before opening on Monday ...

Security video footage from the scene shows the suspect dressed in a jacket, hat, jeans, and sunglasses, the Globe reported. ...

He was seemingly familiar with the club, and forced the manager to open a safe he knew was filled with $1 bills at about 2:45 p.m. ...

The robber also took $3,500 that the manager was counting before running out the door and jumping over a fence onto nearby railroad tracks, the Globe reported. ...

Nobody was hurt, but the club opened late on Monday ...

Shappy told the Globe that the small bills are meant to be exchanged with the customers for larger bills so that the customers can tip. The club acquires the bills by buying them back from the dancers each week.

In decades of owning strip clubs, Shappy told the newspaper, he’s never experienced anything like this, even during years when clubs in the city were pressured to pay the mob to protect them. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.boston.com/news/crime/2...ce-strip-club-cadillac-lounge-charles-street/
 

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Love the 'Comments' at the end of the article, by the readers! LOL!

Especially the nominative determinism at play here.
I mean, with a name like Dick Shappy/ Dick's happy what else could he do apart from open a strip club?
Oh, hang on a mo.... you don't think it could be a made-up name do you....?
 
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I've only once been taken by Work colleagues to a Pub with a stripper (Bethnal Green) in the late 1980's. She danced beautifully and then took off her clothes and later (re-clothed) joined us at the bar for her tips. The pound note was no longer in circulation so what she got was pound coins (and mix of fifty pence and twenty pence) which most of the patrons insisted in putting in her bra. She was a slim girl and quickly and uncomfortably weighted down with loose change. Me being a gentleman asked if she preferred money in her hand.
Just trying to imagine $22,000 in coins. In a bra. It's the heat.
 

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I knew someone who swallowed a five pound note once.
We took him to hospital and the next day when we went to visit we asked the doctor how he was doing, and the doctor said,
"No change".

Sorry.
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He should have asked for his brief.

A 23-year-old man who wore only underpants while breaking into Banana IT stores in Bangkok, some nine of them, to steal handphones was recently caught on Monday (July 4).
According to Bangkok Post, CCTV footage caught the male burglar, Jeh-isma-ae Hama, entering a Banana IT shop in Muang district of Nakhon Nayok at 3am the day before his arrest.
The so-called "Robin Hood in Underpants" is actually a man named Jeh-isma-ae Hama. Thai authorities found nearly 100 phones in his rented room. According to The THAIger, Hama pleaded guilty, telling the police that he typically gave the phones away to homeless people in need. He also offered some other insights into his modus operandi:

https://boingboing.net/2022/07/20/p...-stole-phones-to-give-to-homeless-people.html
 

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How an Unqualified Sex Worker Allegedly Infiltrated a Top Air Force Lab

The woman “did not understand how to use basic word processing software,” and “struggled to formulate coherent emails,” says the warrant, but Dr. Gord tapped her anyway to chair a panel for photonics researchers designing turbines, scramjets, and rockets.

When the scheme fell apart, senior research scientist Dr. James Gord threatened to kill the woman’s supervisor and himself, according to a search warrant.

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A senior research scientist working on advanced propulsion technologies for the U.S. Air Force duped a contractor into hiring an unqualified sex worker he had paid using a government charge card because he thought she was “really hot,” according to the feds.

The man then allegedly threatened to kill the sex worker’s supervisor and himself when the scheme fell apart—but not before shifting the bulk of the project’s funding elsewhere to pay for her salary at a different defense firm.

That’s according to a newly unsealed search warrant application obtained by The Daily Beast, which accuses Dr. James Gord, a highly decorated civilian Air Force employee, of installing the 32-year-old sex worker on a highly technical research project even though she did not have a college degree or any expertise in the field.

The woman “did not fully understand how to use basic word processing…software,” and “struggled to formulate coherent interoffice emails,” the warrant states. In 2019, Gord tapped the woman to co-chair a scientific panel for unsuspecting photonics researchers designing turbine engines, detonation engines, scramjets, and rockets.

No charges had yet been filed against Gord prior to his death last September of unspecified causes. The woman, whose identity The Daily Beast is withholding, has not been charged with a crime either, according to court records. She did not respond to voicemails left at a number listed under her name, or to an email seeking comment on Monday.

The warrant says Gord first came to the attention of Air Force investigators in March 2019, after the CEO and chief research scientist of a company that provided the Air Force Research Lab in Ohio with laser imaging for turbine engines reached out with a raft of highly troubling allegations.


The company, Spectral Energies, has received millions of dollars in government contracts and had been contracting for the lab, located on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, for the past 17 years, the warrant states. Spectral Energies CEO Sukesh Roy and Gord, who oversaw the technology Roy’s company supported and was responsible for doling out the contract’s funding, had become good friends during that period, according to the warrant.

But Roy had become alarmed by Gord’s behavior, and contacted the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), saying Gord “was engaging in unethical government contract negotiations, had communicated threats of violence, and was regularly soliciting prostitution while on the installation and while traveling on official U.S. Air Force business,” the warrant states.

In 2017, Gord, whose research the Air Force says “has produced myriad fundamental technology breakthroughs in burst-mode laser measurement systems that enable scientists and engineers to better understand the performance of real-world air breathing and rocket engines,” lost his father to suicide and “experienced extreme depression as a result,” the warrant explains.

“Shortly thereafter, in October 2017, Roy shared with Gord he was looking to hire an administrative technician at Spectral Energies,” says the warrant. “Gord recently met a young professional while on a flight to Washington, D.C…. and was very impressed with how she presented herself.”

Gord told Roy he thought she would be “a good fit” at Spectral, and gave Roy a copy of her resume, the warrant says. It said she was a certified EMT and firefighter with a biochemistry degree from the University of Tennessee, and had attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati.

“Gord highly encouraged Roy to hire [her], speaking highly of [her] technical expertise,” the warrant explains. “He then finished by stating, ‘She’s also really hot.’”

Roy hired her the following month, on Gord’s recommendation.

However, Roy “quickly became frustrated with [her] lack of capability in the position,” according to the warrant.

“Over her first few months on the job, Roy stated [she] was not timely with her [expenses], did not fully understand how to use basic word processing and document creation software, and struggled to formulate coherent interoffice emails,” the warrant goes on. “[She] also failed to provide her college transcripts as requested.”

Roy then confronted Gord, who came clean and disclosed that she was “a prostitute he met in Cincinnati,” according to the warrant. Gord allegedly told Roy that he kept an Excel spreadsheet on his government-issued laptop with the names and details of various sex workers around the country he saw while on official trips for the Air Force. He didn’t want his wife or kids to know about his “relationships with these women,” and took out cash advances against his government travel card “so that the family finances were not visibly affected,” the warrant states.

Yet, Gord, who allegedly told Roy he paid the woman $400 an hour for her services, claimed to be in love with her and said she felt the same about him. Still, the woman “engaged in acts of prostitution” around Wright-Patterson with other scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory, the warrant says. One, identified in the filing only as “Dr. I.K.,” paid the woman “approximately $20K a year to clean his residence in the nude and then perform oral sex on him,” according to the warrant.

I.K. was unable to be reached for comment.

Although the woman had not gone past high school and lacked any knowledge whatsoever about the field, Gord allegedly urged Roy to more deeply involve her in the technical research Spectral Energies was performing under the contract Gord oversaw. He asked that her name be included as a contributor to future white papers, and told Roy that he wanted her to represent Spectral Energies on official trips, the warrant says.

Roy, who declined to discuss the case when contacted on Monday by The Daily Beast and hung up the phone when pressed for details, refused Gord’s demands. Not only was the woman lacking knowledge of the science, Roy told Gord that his relationship with her was unethical and asked him to “cease all contact” with her, the warrant says. This “angered Gord,” who abruptly stopped talking about the woman to Roy altogether.

Bothered by what was happening, Roy met with a lawyer to inquire about firing her but, according to the warrant, was told to wait until her one-year review to limit any potential liability.

But Gord found out and confronted Roy, allegedly telling him that if anyone found out about the “true nature of his relationship” with the woman, he would know Roy was responsible.

“Gord then stated he would come to Building 5 with one of his many guns to ‘end it all,’” the warrant says. “Roy perceived this to mean that Gord would kill Roy and then himself. During the conversation, Gord also reminded Roy, of Bangladeshi ethnicity, that Gord was a senior research scientist at AFRL, and that as Roy was an immigrant the ‘old boys club’ at AFRL would never believe Roy if he disclosed the information about a scientist as well respected as Gord.”

In October 2018, two weeks before Roy was set to fire her, the woman told Roy she was resigning to take a job at Spectral Energies’ main competitor, Innovative Scientific Solutions Incorporated (ISSI), the warrant says.

Around this same time, the Air Force Research Lab was set to renew a $250,000 research grant Spectral Energies. Gord was responsible for allocating the funds, the warrant states. But instead of the full $250,000, Spectral Energies only got $100,000 this time. So Roy asked the contracting office at Wright-Patterson AFB, which informed him that the grant had been split between Spectral Energies and ISSI, which got the remaining $150,000.

It was the first time in years that Gord didn’t allocate the full amount to Spectral Energies, the warrant states, adding, “The timing of Gord’s decision corresponded to [the woman’s] new position at ISSI.” Investigators later uncovered evidence in a search of Gord’s electronics, telling the woman that the funds would cover her salary at ISSI, according to the warrant.


Roy told investigators he then began to hear from colleagues around the industry that Gord was introducing the woman “around professional circles” as a research assistant and had arranged for her to chair a scientific panel, the warrant says.

On April Fool’s Day 2019, a pair of AFOSI special agents attempted to confirm the woman’s backstory. None of the schools on her resume had any record of her, the warrant states. About a week later, an AFOSI team armed with a search warrant raided Gord’s office at the Air Force Research Laboratory, seizing electronic devices as well as a box of Trojan condoms, a pair of women’s underwear, and an empty bottle of Viagra.

A search of Gord’s government email account turned up correspondence between him and the woman in which he described himself as her “mentor” and advised her on creating a believable “backstory,” the warrant alleges.

Gord told her to tell prospective employers that they met on a flight in 2017 when she noticed Gord working on his laptop. She was then to say she had withdrawn from medical school after a difficult divorce put a squeeze on her finances. Gord at one point referred to several meetings during which he taught her about the lab “and how to interact with scientists,” according to the warrant.

In one message, he shifted the conversation to “playtime,” the warrant states. He first asked her to “bring the ‘Screaming O,’” which the warrant says is “a request that [she] orgasm during sex,” then said that intimacy is very important to him.

In another, he allegedly said he would be comfortable meeting up after she was done servicing another client before discussing the organizational structure of the lab’s Combustion and Laser Diagnostics Research Complex.

In August 2019, AFOSI agents say they conducted a forensic review of Gord’s cellphone, discovering texts between Gord and some 27 sex workers in assorted U.S. cities. One, in which Gord and a female escort worked out the details of a rendezvous at a hotel in Chicago, allegedly occurred while Gord was on an official trip to the Argonne National Laboratory, which is focused on nuclear research. They also reviewed the spreadsheet Gord previously revealed to Roy, according to the warrant.

“Many of the 27 women listed on the Excel document were foreign nationals from countries considered U.S. National Security concerns,” it states.

The warrant was unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and seeks access to Gord and the woman’s email accounts for evidence of false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims, embezzlement/misuse of government property, extortion of officers or employees of the United States, ethnic intimidation, and aggravated menacing.

The woman was being investigated on charges of prostitution near military and naval establishments, and false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims, according to the warrant.

The Air Force and Gord’s widow did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s requests for comment.

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Hmmm... 'Unqualified sex worker'? What qualifications are required?
 

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Booze burglars bottled by bobbies!

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/europe/spain-hotel-wine-heist-scli-intl/index.html
Two suspects arrested over $1.6M wine heist at Spanish hotel

By Jack Guy, CNN


(CNN)Spanish police have detained a pair of professional thieves accused of stealing more than $1.6 million worth of wine from a hotel in the south of the country.

The man and woman evaded capture for almost nine months before being arrested on the Montenegro-Croatia border on Tuesday for stealing 45 bottles of wine from the Atrio restaurant in Cáceres, western Spain, according to a statement from Spain's national police.

The total value of the stolen wine was €1,648,500 (around $1.68 million) and one individual bottle was valued at €310,000, said police.

The heist took place on October 27, 2021 and was planned in "minute detail," with the thieves visiting the restaurant three times to prepare the raid, said officers.

The suspects "showed a high level of professionalism, specialization and perfect planning," added the police statement.

Investigators found that the woman booked into the Atrio hotel using a fake Swiss document, and had dinner in the restaurant with her male accomplice.

Both suspects were then given a tour of the wine cellar by staff, which is a common occurrence, according to police.

They then went up to their hotel room together, but the man left a few moments later and returned to the cellar.

He got in using a stolen master key, and left a few minutes later with three large rucksacks filled with stolen wine, stuffed with hotel towels to cushion the bottles.

While he was stealing the wine, the woman distracted staff by asking for some food to be prepared, police said, despite the fact that the kitchen was already closed.

Staff noticed the missing bottles the next morning, but the suspects had left the premises at around 5 a.m.

The thieves left Spain a few days after the heist and moved around various European countries, making it difficult for agents to pinpoint their exact location, said police.

But authorities finally caught up with them entering Croatia from Montenegro at the Karasovi Sutorina border crossing.

Spanish police hailed the "perfect coordination" between national and international investigators from authorities including Interpol.

At the time of his arrest the male suspect had two more warrants outstanding from a court in Madrid, said police.

The most valuable bottle was an 1806 Château D'Yquem, José Polo, co-owner and sommelier of the restaurant, told Decanter magazine in November 2021.

Polo said he would buy back the stolen bottles from the thieves, in particular the 1806 Château D'Yquem.

"More than the bottles of wine, they robbed our dreams," he told Decanter.
 

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In Utah a stranger invaded the home of 3 elderly people, assaulted them, then set the house on fire from the inside. The intruder then attempted to break into vehicles outside before re-entering the (burning, mind you ... ) house and barricading himself inside.
3 injured when stranger entered Centerville home, set it ablaze with gas, police say

Three Centerville residents were hospitalized Thursday after police say a "complete stranger" broke into their house armed with gasoline, attacked them, then set the home ablaze.

Six police officers who entered the burning home to rescue the family and arrest the man were later treated for smoke inhalation. Damage to the home and an adjacent motorhome was estimated at $1.2 million. ...

The incident began around 2:15 p.m. at 329 E. 1825 North when police were called to a report of a home invasion. "The man entered the home containing a few elderly people, with gasoline, and claimed to have a knife," said Centerville Police Lt. Allen Ackerson.

Ackerson explained that there was a physical altercation with the homeowners after the intruder somehow entered their house.

"It is my understanding that he made it very clear that he was going to burn the house down from inside," the lieutenant said. "He assaulted them ... and then the fire was started."

Ackerman said the residents — whom neighbors described as a couple and one of their fathers who is on oxygen — suffered injuries "consistent with being struck by something," but didn't know what object may have been used.

"(The suspect) ended up igniting the gasoline, then exiting the home where he attempted to burglarize some vehicles. He then reentered the home and barricaded himself inside the home," Ackerson said. ...

Police don't know why the man wanted to burn the house down, but Ackerson said there were reports that he had earlier been "acting erratically" and attempting to "burglarize or steal vehicles." ...

... the suspect is 37 and from Salt Lake City, but Centerville police were not familiar with him. "From what I saw, there may been an indication of a mental break of some sort" ...
FULL STORY: https://www.ksl.com/article/5044434...ter-armed-person-lit-centerville-home-on-fire
 

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The crimes with which this Florida man has been charged are probably nothing compared to the crimes that would have been attributed to him if he'd continued to "escalate" ...
Florida man who planned to blow up his street with homemade explosives arrested, deputies say

A Florida man who allegedly built explosive devices with the intent to blow up himself and his street was arrested Monday in Lake County, according to an arrest affidavit.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said a woman, who had been staying at the home of 55-year-old Markus Fricke, contacted law enforcement Friday saying the man had been making bombs and booby traps devices in his Eustis home on Tulip Avenue and told her his intentions. She said the man had built several devices recently and was awaiting a shipment of chemicals to finish building the devices. ...

Detectives executed a search warrant for the home and LCSO's hazardous device team – which has specialized training in explosive devices – sent a robot into the home to prevent deputies from getting hurt in any traps.

Inside the home, authorities found multiple destructive devices, a fuel bomb/incendiary device, and several guns and ammunition. ...

Lake County’s bomb squad spent an entire day going through the home. They disarmed four live bombs and found three others nearly complete. They also found explosive materials including 50 pounds of ammonium nitrate. ...

Investigators also found a "significant amount of anti-Semitic literature" inside the home, but deputies said it's unclear whether he had any specific targets. ...

Law enforcement also spoke to multiple neighbors who said the man fired his guns regularly from within the home and saw him detonate explosive devices on the property. A neighbor said the explosion was "forceful enough to shake the walls within their home," the affidavit stated.

Neighbors who have lived by the house told FOX 35 that the last few years have been a nightmare with explosions going off at all times of the day and getting more intense. ...

Fricke was booked into the Lake County Jail on several charges including making/possessing a destructive device, discharging a destructive device, and threatening to throw, project, place, or discharge a destructive device.

According to law enforcement, deputies had been called to the home numerous times over the last few years for his "unusual and concerning behavior" and had been taken into custody for mental health evaluations in the past.
FULL STORY: https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/f...ith-homemade-explosives-arrested-deputies-say
 

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This fellow has been detained by the cops, so I'm calling this a strange crime. An Arkansas Walmart pharmacist went berserk, calling a customer a "demon" and threatening to kill her.
Ark. pharmacist arrested after ‘violent episode’ at Walmart

Chaos at the Helena-West Helena Arkansas Walmart lands a pharmacist in jail.

The Walmart Supercenter in West Helena Arkansas is almost always bustling with folks buying essentials or having prescriptions filled.

Thursday, however, one customer got an unexpected and frightening response from a longtime, well-known pharmacist when she came to pick up her infant daughter’s medicine.

The woman did not want to talk about the incident, but her mother does.

“She has just given the name of her daughter, to pick up the prescription, and his words were ‘You’re a demon’ and that ‘I’m going to ‘f***ing kill you,'” said Laura Wheeler. ...

According to Laura Wheeler’s daughter, the pharmacist started trashing the pharmacy, threw objects at the pharmacy’s plexiglass windows, and then took his unexplained rampage into the main part of the store.

“Everyone was running,” Wheeler said. “He was still cussing and kicking things. ...”

Helena-West Helena Police confirmed they were called to the Walmart Thursday just after noon to a report of a subject having a “violent episode” and that multiple people received minor injuries.

Police aren’t releasing the name of the pharmacist taken into custody and told WREG he’s in the Phillips County Detention Center on a “72-hour hold” while the investigation continues and charges are determined. ...
FULL STORY: https://wreg.com/news/local/ark-pharmacist-arrested-after-violent-episode-at-walmart/
 

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Perhaps a combination of illicit drug use and a nervous breakdown did that?

"In regard to 72-hour holds, Arkansas law states, “A person shall be eligible for involuntary admission if he or she is in such a mental condition as a result of mental illness, disease, or disorder that he or she poses a clear and present danger to himself or herself or others.” If you stop there, you might be led to believe that “danger to self of others” is the standard.

In this case, however, the statute goes on to define, “a clear and present danger to himself or herself or others.” In order to establish “a clear and present danger to himself or herself,” the individual must demonstrate one of the following:

  • The person has inflicted serious bodily injury on himself or herself or has attempted suicide or serious self-injury, and there is a reasonable probability that the conduct will be repeated if admission is not ordered.
  • The person has threatened to inflict serious bodily injury on himself or herself, and there is a reasonable probability that the conduct will occur if admission is not ordered.
  • The person’s recent behavior or behavior history demonstrates that he or she so lacks the capacity to care for his or her own welfare that there is a reasonable probability of death, serious bodily injury, or serious physical or mental debilitation if admission is not ordered.
  • The person’s understanding of the need for treatment is impaired to the point that he or she is unlikely to participate in treatment voluntarily; and the person needs mental health treatment on a continuing basis to prevent a relapse or harmful deterioration of his or her condition; and the person’s noncompliance with treatment has been a factor in the individual’s placement in a psychiatric hospital, prison, or jail at least two (2) times within the last forty-eight (48) months or has been a factor in the individual’s committing one (1) or more acts, attempts, or threats of serious violent behavior within the last forty-eight (48) months."
https://disabilityrightsar.org/dang...e-of-72-hour-holds-by-psychiatric-facilities/

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Three masked gunmen interrupted a live / live-streamed church service and stole an estimated $400,000 worth of jewelry from the pastor (and possibly other attendees).
Thieves Rob Pastor of $400K in Jewels During Live-Streamed Church Service

A New York City pastor with a taste for luxury goods says he is doing fine after being robbed in the middle of a live-streamed service on Sunday. Footage shows Bishop Lamor Whitehead speaking at the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Canarsie, Brooklyn, when three masked gunmen suddenly storm in. “All right, all right,” Whitehead says before dropping to the ground on his hands and knees. The armed robbers stole $400,000 worth of jewelry before making their getaway. According to the New York Post, the men stole the valuable items from Whitehead, his wife, and possibly churchgoers as well. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.thedailybeast.com/pasto...ng-live-streamed-new-york-city-church-service
 

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This Florida man stole a pickup truck and drove to a Space Force base to warn the military about fighting between Chinese dragons and American aliens. He says he was prompted to do this by no less than POTUS.
Florida man accused of stealing vehicle, driving to Space Force base to 'warn the government'

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says a man was arrested Friday.

Corey Johnson, 29, from Ocala told deputies he'd taken a Ford F150 without the owner's permission three days before driving to Patrick Space Force Base. ...

According to deputies, Johnson said he didn't know who owned the vehicle.

Upon investigation, detectives discovered the vehicle was stolen ...

Brevard County deputies say when Johnson tried to get on the base, he claimed to be warning the government about a fight happening between Chinese dragons and U.S. aliens.

Johnson also told deputies he was sent by the president of the U.S. to give the warning and that in his mind, he heard the president tell him to steal the vehicle.
FULL STORY: https://www.wesh.com/article/florida-man-stolen-vehicle-air-force-base/40699614
 

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Three masked gunmen interrupted a live / live-streamed church service and stole an estimated $400,000 worth of jewelry from the pastor (and possibly other attendees).

FULL STORY: https://www.thedailybeast.com/pasto...ng-live-streamed-new-york-city-church-service
Sounds like someone got fed up with a priest blowing $400k on jewelry, LOL!
Some years back a few older women told me that our local priest (who was always at the horse track) had a fortune of one million dollars, and smuggled it out to his nephew, who was a civilian, they were hopping mad.
 

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Who goes around with $400k of jewellery on their person? Religious people aren't typically into wearing bling - I'm sure it must be at least one sin.

Call me a cynical bastard, but the first thing that crossed my mind watching the video was that this was a phony heist, staged by the pastor. Nothing of value was taken, but the pastor will file a whopping fraudulent insurance claim. It just seemed to me that there was something "off" about the body language of everyone in that video.

This pastor is a convicted felon who served six years for identity theft and grand larceny.

We'll see . . .
 
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Call me a cynical bastard, but the first thing that crossed my mind watching the video was that this was a phony heist, staged by the pastor. Nothing of value was taken, but the pastor will file a whopping fraudulent insurance claim. It just seemed to me that there was something "off" about the body language of everyone in that video.

This pastor is a convicted felon who served six years for identity theft and grand larceny.

We'll see . . .
I can't find that video.
 

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Thanks, Frasier. I think I agree with you. Mighty odd. I didn't even see any guns.
 

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I saw what appeared to be a gun at a few points.

I have never been robbed at gunpoint or seen anyone else be so I am not sure what body language is supposed to be employed. I'd prefer to grab a gun off someone and start shooting baddies like an action film star but I expect I would just stay as still as possible like the man on the left of the video.
 

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He should have spent more time with his Bible.

Matthew 6:19
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.
 
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