Thursday, November 16, 2006

Remote Heist

From the stupid criminals files comes this doozy about a thief in southwestern France who returned to the home from which he had just stolen a TV to pick up the remote control!

Alert neighbours tipped off the police and the thief was arrested.

The police didn't have to be remotely Columbo-like to catch a thief this dumb.


At November 16, 2006 11:54 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Well you CAN'T expect him to actually get up to change the channel, can you? LOL!

They ALWAYS return to the scene of the crime...

At November 16, 2006 2:34 PM, Blogger cube said...

My kids were surprised to hear that in my day we didn't have remotes. "You had to get up to change the channel?" they said, "Everytime?"

I jokingly tell them that people used to have kids just to have someone to change the channels for them.

And nowadays people have kids to have someone to find the remote when it gets lost! ;-)

At November 16, 2006 3:26 PM, Blogger nanc said...

he ought to receive life for being felony stupid.

At November 16, 2006 3:38 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

lol nanc!

people used to have kids just to have someone to change the channels for them...the line of the day..ha!

At November 16, 2006 4:24 PM, Blogger nanc said...

cube - o.t. - you don't suppose dogs now go out cattin' around, do you?:

At November 16, 2006 4:43 PM, Blogger cube said...

woman: I changed many a channel in my time ;-)

nanc: I'm not able to access your article, but from your description, I think it's one I ran across too & decided to wait until the geneticist's results come in before I fall for it :-)

BTW Ren & Stimpy were just friends.

At November 16, 2006 4:43 PM, Anonymous Rev. Qelqoth said...

Remote controls are about five quid in any decent electrical store. Cor blimey - what an absolute prat of a criminal! What a pillock!

At November 16, 2006 7:59 PM, Blogger Minka said...

The are things existing, you think couldn´t possibly exist.
Some people are a waste of space.

At November 17, 2006 12:15 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Could the court order him to get 'snipped', so he doesn't dumb down the gene pool? HA!

At November 17, 2006 12:26 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: in France? No way.

At November 18, 2006 3:25 AM, Blogger Purple Avenger said...

I got a couple of universal remotes at CompUSA for free (after rebate) a few years ago.

Greed gets'em every time.

At November 18, 2006 4:35 PM, Blogger cube said...

purple: that's what makes this thief so pathetic... he probably didn't want to have to program a new remote to the purloined tv!


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