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23
Dec
08

Thief caught sleeping after cookie snack

MALAYSIAN police have arrested a thief who fell asleep after snacking on cookies in the home of his victim and was discovered curled up in bed clutching a stolen purse, a newspaper has reported.

V. Sathya, an insurance manager in the northern Malaysian state of Terengganu, said his nine-year old son was startled to find the intruder sleeping in his bed, with a blanket pulled over his head, after the family returned from a shopping trip.

“He shouted and ran out of his room,” Sathya told the Star newspaper.

“Even then the burglar did not wake up and carried on sleeping while holding on to one of my wife’s purses.”

The thief also ate up the cookies the family had prepared for Chinese New Year celebrations next weekend.

“My wife had prepared various delicacies over the past few days but the rogue ate everything,” said Sathya, who is married to an ethnic Chinese.

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23
Dec
08

Good Samaritan faces lawsuit

A court in the United States has ruled that a would-be Good Samaritan accused of rendering her friend paraplegic by pulling her from a wrecked car can be sued.

The Supreme Court of California has declared that the state’s Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if they are administering emergency medical care.

Justice Carlos Moreno ruled that a person is not obligated to come to someone’s aid. “If, however, a person elects to come to someone’s aid, he or she has a duty to exercise due care,” he wrote.

According to the lawsuit, on 1 November 2004 Alexandra Van Horn was in the front passenger seat of a car that crashed into a lamp post at 45 mph. Lisa Torti was a passenger in a car that was following Van Horn and stopped after the crash.

According to Torti she feared the wreckage was going to explode and she therefore pulled her friend out. Van Horn has testified that Torti pulled her out of the wreckage ‘like a rag doll’ and blamed her for her paralysis.

Torti argues that she should be protected from a lawsuit because she was giving ‘medical care’ when she pulled Van Horn from the car.

Link – Good Samaritan faces lawsuit

17
Oct
08

Train in India loses way

KANPUR: Passengers of a Bihar-bound train had a shock when their train lost its way and rather proceeding to Lucknow headed towards Allahabad, so
urces said.

The train — Pooja special 4006 — had to leave for Lucknow from Kanpur Central station at 8 am on Sunday, but by mistake the driver headed towards Allahabad.

When the passengers realised that the train was moving on a wrong route, they made a hue and cry about it. The driver then stopped the train at Sarsaul, 15 km from here, the sources added.

The driver was asked to bring the train back to Kanpur. The train, which got delayed by three hours due to the gaffe, left for Darbhanga via Lucknow after it reached the station here.

Senior officers have reached the spot and the matter is being investigated, Deputy Chief Traffic Manager, Kanpur Central Station, Manoj Kumar said.

Simon – I would have loved to be in this train, hoping it wouldn’t crash into another

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23
Feb
08

Bob Marley interview bid embarrasses BBC

BBC Three, one of the public broadcaster’s digital TV channels, sent an email to the Bob Marley Foundation saying it wanted to do a documentary about his hit song No Woman No Cry.

It said the project would involve Marley – who died of cancer in May 1981 at the age of 36 – “spending one or two days with us”, and that “it would only work with some participation from Bob Marley himself”.

In a statement, the BBC said: “We are obviously very embarrassed that we didn’t realise that the letter to the Marley Foundation did not acknowledge that Mr Marley is no longer with us.”

Marley would have been 60 last February 6, a date that was celebrated with great fanfare by his legion of fans worldwide.

A BBC press officer, contacted by AFP in London on Friday, confirmed that the gaffe was not an April Fool’s joke.

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12
Jan
08

Bank manager gives woman loans for sex

                          

A German bank manager gave loans to a woman for sex and then embezzled thousands of euros to buy the silence of her relatives, authorities said on Thursday.  When the man realized he could not offer the jobless woman a loan because of her poor credit history, he offered to lend her the money personally in return for sexual favors, said a spokesman for a court in the southern town of Tuebingen.  The 31-year-old then stole the money from the bank. The pair continued their arrangement for the next three years.

In total, the man diverted some 520,000 euros ($760,000) from clients’ accounts, of which he gave about 70,000 euros to the woman, and kept 40,000 euros for himself.  The biggest chunk of the cash went to her relatives who were blackmailing the bank manager, a married man with children. The manager had himself told her cousin about the sex deal.  “As incredible as it sounds, that’s what he told us,” the Tuebingen court spokesman said. “The cousin was suspicious and she called him to ask how the woman had got a loan.”

The court said bank officials uncovered the ruse after probing irregularities linked to the man’s handling of other loans. The court gave the man, who confessed, a jail sentence of three years and nine months.

28
Nov
07

Sunglass-Clad Teen Girls Rob Bank of America

                                                 ACWORTH, Ga.Two females who police said might be as young as 16 were clad in sunglasses as they handed a bank teller a note demanding cash, smiled as they waited and walked out with an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday, police said.
“This is something totally new to us,” Cobb County police spokesman officer Wayne Delk said of the robbery at a Bank of America branch inside a grocery store.

The girls approached the teller inside the Kroger store shortly after noon, and witnesses were unable to tell investigators whether they left in a car.

Their only disguise was the sunglasses, and they were clearly pictured in surveillance camera shots.

“The pictures are too good. Someone’s got to know them,” Delk said.

Not sure as to who the idiot would be. The teller who gave away the money by just seeing ” note demanding cash ” or the girls who had just the sunglasses for disguise.

Now if you happen to see them, you know what to do.

FoxNews

15
Nov
07

Man Hides Dildos in Sausage – Plans on Smuggling them into Dubai

Appearantly long hard thick sausage are legal in Dubai, but sex toys aren’t. A Dubai man dropped some sausages off at a butcher ship in Berlin, Germany and asked them to wrap them, cool them and hold onto them as he was planning on flying to Dubai the following day. But a watchful employee noticed that the sausages seemed a little too heavy. The butcher shop promptly contacted the police for fear there might be something hidden inside the enourmous weiners. How right they were.It’s really quite funny, I guess sex toys are illegal in Dubai so people have to smuggle them in. I wonder what the punishment there is for unlawful possesion of a dildo! Talk about repression!!!!!

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