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Once you've stolen the Magna Carta, what the hell do you do with it? Ever been approached in the pub and asked if you wanted to buy a thousand year old document that "fell off the back of a lorry"?
It may be some nut who thinks possession of the Magna Carta will give them some ownership over our constitution. Perhaps to be stolen for some crime lord or crooked billionaire who will put it in a case of curiosities, next to the white cat.
 

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Update ... The owners are reunited with their stolen colon, and they've added two more in the mean time.

Relief: Police recover stolen inflatable colon

There was a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer.

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, announced ... that a tip led officers to locate the “pilfered intestine” inside a vacant house.

The 10-foot (3-meter), 150-pound (68-kilogram) prop, worth $4,000, was stolen this month from the back of a pickup truck. It had been purchased by the Colon Cancer Coalition, which hosts walking and running events under a “Get Your Rear In Gear” campaign ...

There is a silver lining to the story. Donations poured in after the theft and the coalition was able to purchase two replacement colons.
FULL STORY (With Photo): https://www.apnews.com/186326f6851c466184b5c26167ca69db
 

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Texas hunters shoot each other then blame it on immigrants

They tried to blame it on immigrants entering the US illegally but Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told CBS affiliate KOSA that a grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others.

The charges stem from a Jan. 6 incident where police found Daugherty, 26, and another hunter, Edwin Roberts, 59, with gunshot wounds. Dominguez says an investigation found that Daugherty shot Roberts and Bryant shot Daugherty.

Investigators believe the gunfire was sparked when Daugherty thought undocumented immigrants were inside the RV that Edwin Roberts and his wife were staying in during a hunting trip, attempting to kidnap them. Daugherty allegedly tried to enter the RV, and that’s when the shootout began.

The hunters’ claim that immigrants shot them became fodder for a Facebook post by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. He wrote the attack was another reason why a wall must be built along the border.

A GoFundMe page set up to offset Walker’s medical expenses had collected more than $20,000.
 

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Perhaps the 'shittiest' account of employee theft ever ... :dpoo:

Who steals portable toilets? German court renders verdict

... Two men in Germany have been convicted of stealing more than 100 portable toilets.

... Duesseldorf district court delivered its verdict Tuesday, giving a 40-year-old man a 10-month suspended sentence and a 28-year-old ex-colleague six months.

Both men worked for a waste disposal company from whose premises the toilets — worth nearly 70,000 euros ($79,700) in all — gradually disappeared, a loss that was only discovered a few months later.

The men admitted having sold the toilets to a company in the Netherlands via a go-between.

Only three of the missing toilets have resurfaced. ...
SOURCE: https://www.apnews.com/c6c07a94fc9044cf930b73ec6e5d6acd
 
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Kidnapping causes commuter chaos as nanny state shuts down Metro.

Commuters in Paris suffered an even more hellish rush-hour than usual after a man decided to board a Metro train with a goat.

Officials announced on Tuesday morning that an “act of malevolence“ by a passenger had led to the immediate suspension of the busy Line 1, causing severe delays. According to angry commuters, the man caused a significant level of panic among travellers when he got on the train with the livestock at Tuileries station.

Paris transport RATP told The Local that the goat was stolen and the man had broken the law by taking the animal on the metro.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...QXyx-jDD-MpFZCr1hWFKziH-ooul5wfxcFLjMbkHSY7AE

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Probably just as well that he missed: hitting someone with a handbell is hardly a proportionate response to having your hat stolen.

A town crier was left "all shook up" after a ding-dong with a gang on bikes who tried to steal his tricorn hat.

Alan Myatt lobbed his bell at three yobs after they tried to nab his hat and wig, Gloucestershire Live reported.

The town crier said: "I thought I'll get [them] and I hurled my bell... cracking it in the process."

Mr Myatt said he swung at one of the boys, but missed and fell to the pavement, leaving him crumpled in his ceremonial cape on the ground.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-46220826
 

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That's one way of disposing of the evidence.

Woman 'fed lover's remains to workers in rice dish after she killed him'
The suspect allegedly cooked her boyfriend's body after she killed him for wanting to marry another person.

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A woman allegedly cooked her lover's remains into a rice dish after she killed him for wanting to marry someone else.
It is claimed the Moroccan woman then served the sickening meal to local workers, according the Mirror.
Police are believed to have found a human tooth in the suspect's blender as she concocted the 'machboos' - a Gulf recipe similar to biriyani - using his body.
DNA from the tooth apparently matched the woman's who was then arrested on suspicious of killing her boyfriend of seven years.
It is still unknown how the man died.

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https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/woman-fed-lovers-remains-workers-13619249
 

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A Chinese gang netted £5m by recycling USED condoms and flogging them to unsuspecting supermarkets and hotel chains.
Cops in Hebei seized 500,000 boxes of the 'crude' fakes - which were even sold in forged Durex boxes. The bust saw 17 people arrested across Henan, Hebei, and Zhejiang.

Cangnan police chief Zheng Xidan said: “We found the workshops where the suspects made those condoms in rural areas in Henan and Hebei. They were very simple and crude.


"The hygienic conditions in those villages were very bad. We saw the condoms they were making – they blended the condoms with silicone oil in a bucket. It was totally below official manufacturing standards.”

The fakes were sold wholesale to retailers for 11p per pack - a fraction of the £16 sticker price for real ones.

They were found to contain fungi, thin patches, and even holes.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7789179/china-fake-condom-gang-durex/

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I smell a rat. Where's the rest of the body?

You hear about people doing this (and it also crops up in literature and drama, not mention in accounts of forced cannibalism as in the Andes plane crash) but it's not really practical.

A human body is only partly edible. There'd be plenty of meat but also fat, skin, hair, bones and organs which couldn't be readily cooked. What do you do with all that? If you're going to cut up a body to cook it you'd use the time better by disposing of the whole lot in bits rather than butchering it for the meat.

There are other ways to offload a corpse especially in a rural area. Hungry pigs will reputedly eat a complete body, dead or alive depending on the circumstances. People have certainly been disposed of in this way.

Makes me wonder if there's more than one murderer involved and she's carrying the can.
 

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I don't know but I'd avoid the local take-aways for a while.
Good point. After a teenage girl went missing some years ago she is believed to have been murdered and butchered and her remains partly mixed with kebab meat in a local shop. (I only know about this because the girl's mother objects to the further funding given to the Madeleine McCann investigation.)

Where did the rest of her go? Industrial/trade skips probably. Absolutely horrifying.
 
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Truly savage treatment at the hands of his siblings.

Four members of the same family have been arrested after a nine-year-old boy was beaten to death at his home the eastern French city of Mulhouse.

Police sources told local media that the boy had refused to do his homework and was hit with a broom handle. The boy's elder brother, sister and stepsister were all present at the time of the incident. Although his mother was not there, she too has been arrested and was aware of what was going on, reports say.

The boy's death in the early hours of Sunday prompted a vigil in the centre of Mulhouse among residents who rallied round his parents. But the family's initial accounts of what had happened and the ensuing post-mortem examination prompted police to continue their investigation. Bruises were discovered on the boy's body, particularly on his feet, according to Alsace website DNA.

Although he had suffered a cardiac arrest, pathologists said the cause of death had been the blows he had suffered, DNA reported.

https://www.bbc.com/news/46302031
 

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I smell a rat. Where's the rest of the body?

You hear about people doing this (and it also crops up in literature and drama, not mention in accounts of forced cannibalism as in the Andes plane crash) but it's not really practical.

A human body is only partly edible. There'd be plenty of meat but also fat, skin, hair, bones and organs which couldn't be readily cooked. What do you do with all that? If you're going to cut up a body to cook it you'd use the time better by disposing of the whole lot in bits rather than butchering it for the meat.

There are other ways to offload a corpse especially in a rural area. Hungry pigs will reputedly eat a complete body, dead or alive depending on the circumstances. People have certainly been disposed of in this way.

Makes me wonder if there's more than one murderer involved and she's carrying the can.
If I wanted to get rid of a body, I'd parcel it up and send it somewhere by Yodel.
 

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Truly savage treatment at the hands of his siblings.

Four members of the same family have been arrested after a nine-year-old boy was beaten to death at his home the eastern French city of Mulhouse.

Police sources told local media that the boy had refused to do his homework and was hit with a broom handle. The boy's elder brother, sister and stepsister were all present at the time of the incident. Although his mother was not there, she too has been arrested and was aware of what was going on, reports say.

The boy's death in the early hours of Sunday prompted a vigil in the centre of Mulhouse among residents who rallied round his parents. But the family's initial accounts of what had happened and the ensuing post-mortem examination prompted police to continue their investigation. Bruises were discovered on the boy's body, particularly on his feet, according to Alsace website DNA.

Although he had suffered a cardiac arrest, pathologists said the cause of death had been the blows he had suffered, DNA reported.

https://www.bbc.com/news/46302031
Savage indeed; I can't think of what sort of family could do this to a 9 year old, all because of homework. *shakes head sadly*
 

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A man who laughed at police after they found no drugs in his pocket was later found to have hidden a bag of cocaine in his penis after a strip-search, a court heard.
Newcastle man James Mason told officers "f**k off you're not searching me before saying "ha ha, told you I had f*** all on us, you mugs", when they found nothing in his pockets.
The 21-year-old was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after swearing at police one too many times after an incident at a student accommodation.
But on the way to the police station officers witnessed Mason fiddling with his socks before putting his hands down his pants.
When they reached the station police demanded he is strip searched.
Mason then "removed his trousers, pulled back his foreskin and pulled a white bag of powder from his penis".
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A man who laughed at police after they found no drugs in his pocket was later found to have hidden a bag of cocaine in his penis after a strip-search, a court heard.
Newcastle man James Mason told officers "f**k off you're not searching me before saying "ha ha, told you I had f*** all on us, you mugs", when they found nothing in his pockets.
The 21-year-old was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after swearing at police one too many times after an incident at a student accommodation.
But on the way to the police station officers witnessed Mason fiddling with his socks before putting his hands down his pants.
When they reached the station police demanded he is strip searched.
Mason then "removed his trousers, pulled back his foreskin and pulled a white bag of powder from his penis".
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According to the Guardian, letters used to be smuggled in and out of Northern Ireland prisons such as the Maze in visitors' foreskins. The missives would be carefully inscribed on cigarette papers which were folded up tightly before being, er, secreted about the visitor's person.
This was at least up to the mid-1980s when I read it.

The strangest aspect, to me at least, was that the letters would sometimes be smuggled in and out for prisoners by visitors of the opposing side in the conflict. So Republicans would smuggle for Loyalists and vice versa. The authorities were the common enemy.
 

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FBI hunting riddle-writing extortionist who's injured animals, vandalized Hollis farm.

The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to a blackmailer who has injured animals, set vehicles ablaze and left bizarre, rhyming extortion notes for a local farmer.



Gary and Diana Bergeron, the owners of Rickety Ranch in Hollis, have been terrorized over the past two years by multiple extortion letters seeking $250,000 and experienced repeated acts of vandalism and violence.

The odd extortion letters drew the attention of the FBI to the case, according to an agent. The FBI hopes the release of the blackmailer’s letter and riddles will lead to his capture.

One such letter reads:

Act 2
I saw your flag on your lawn
And time almost gone
I know your (sic) in
Just pay me know (sic) and you will win.


FBI Special Agent Brian O’Hara said the victim does not understand some of the references in the letters — for example: where to deposit money — and fears he or farm workers could be hurt. O’Hara would not answer questions about whether the FBI’s behavioral analysis experts are involved in the case.

The FBI said it is limiting the amount of information it releases, such as the number of letters, the dates of the damage and details of what kind of animals were killed and injured. There has been thousands of dollars in vandalism to the property, a barn and vehicles attributed to the extortion plot.

http://www.unionleader.com/news/cri...cle_eac3738c-338f-5c5c-90e6-fd13b3a6907f.html

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Bet is was a piercing pain.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been charged with sexual assault and kidnapping after authorities say he hammered a tool resembling an ice pick through another man’s penis during an argument. The 45-year-old Jason Dee Maughn is scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Online court records don’t list an attorney.

Court documents show that Maughn is accused of putting a gun to the victim’s head and handcuffing him to a chair on Aug. 30. The victim told police he was given a choice of being killed in the desert or having a nail driven into his penis. He says he went to the hospital the next day for treatment after Maughn took the handcuffs off. The charging document describes the case as domestic violence and says the men lived together, but doesn’t explain their exact relationship.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...re&utm_term=hammered an ice pick&guccounter=1
 
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The crime was mundane, the police reaction was mondo.

A woman has been charged with theft in Taiwan for stealing a yoghurt drink from her roommate after being identified by a DNA test, it's reported.

According to the broadcaster TVBS, the unnamed suspect in Taipei was sharing a student house with five other women who were studying at the city's Chinese Culture University. One of her housemates discovered last month that a NT$59 (£1.50; $1.92) yoghurt drink belonging to her had been consumed without her permission. She fished the bottle out of the bin, and asked the culprit to come forward. When no one owned up, the victim took the packaging to the police and asked them to carry out an official investigation, which they accepted.

As the bottle was too wet to obtain fingerprints, the owner of the yoghurt asked officers to carry out DNA tests on her roommates to determine who was to blame. Police instructed all of the five suspects, as well as the woman who had made the allegations, to come to the station to be forensically tested.

As each test costs NT$3,000 (£76; $98) and is funded by the taxpayer, locals have reacted angrily to the large amount of time and money spent investigating such a matter. ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-46444149
 

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The crime was mundane, the police reaction was mondo.

A woman has been charged with theft in Taiwan for stealing a yoghurt drink from her roommate after being identified by a DNA test, it's reported.

As each test costs NT$3,000 (£76; $98) and is funded by the taxpayer, locals have reacted angrily to the large amount of time and money spent investigating such a matter. ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-46444149
“Some crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage may not be investigated in London because it is "not practical" to do so, Scotland Yard has said.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41633205

Perhaps a BBC reporter should accompany each patrolling police officer to advise him on the “Goldilocks proportion” of crimes to be investigated.

:rolleyes:

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“Some crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage may not be investigated in London because it is "not practical" to do so, Scotland Yard has said.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41633205

Perhaps a BBC reporter should accompany each patrolling police officer to advise him on the “Goldilocks proportion” of crimes to be investigated.

:rolleyes:

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If no one witnessed an act of criminal damage and there is no cctv footage then it may be literally impossible to investigate the crime in any meaningful way. Try telling that to journalists.
 
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“Some crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage may not be investigated in London because it is "not practical" to do so, Scotland Yard has said.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41633205

Perhaps a BBC reporter should accompany each patrolling police officer to advise him on the “Goldilocks proportion” of crimes to be investigated.

:rolleyes:

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Next you'll be suggesting some people will nick anything if they think they can get away with it.
 
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