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Praise the Lord and pass me my pistol!

A former Bakersfield police officer turned pastor helped nab a man who allegedly stole a car from his church’s parking lot. James Kilgore, pastor at Taft Free Will Baptist Church, said he always keeps a gun and handcuffs in his fanny pack. They came in handy on Tuesday, when one of his elderly parishioners left Bible study to find his car had vanished.

Kilgore and Walter Brenton, 72, drove around looking for Brenton’s 1986 Ford Crown Victoria, and spotted the alleged thief driving it a few blocks away.

The pastor followed the driver until he crashed, tackled him as he crawled out of the car and then handcuffed him until police arrived on the scene.


July 28, 2007 Posted by | cool stuff, Crime | Comments Off on Praise the Lord and pass me my pistol!

You want fries with that?

A fish and chip shop owner has doused a would-be robber with batter to thwart an attempted robbery at Victor Harbour, south of Adelaide.

Police say a man armed with a sawn-off shotgun tried to rob the fish and chip shop yesterday evening. The would-be thief demanded cash but the shop owner threw hot oil and fish batter at him.

“The hot oil missed but the batter hit the offender and he fled empty-handed,” a police spokeswoman said.


July 28, 2007 Posted by | Crime, hero | Comments Off on You want fries with that?

Well, at least the pilot solved the problem

A Qatar sheikh held up a British Airways flight at Milan’s Linate airport for nearly three hours after discovering three of his female relatives had been seated next to men they did not know.

When none of the other business class passengers agreed to swap seats, the sheikh, a member of Qatar’s ruling family, went to the pilot, who had already started the engine, to complain, an airport official said. But the pilot ordered him and his travelling companions, the three women, two men, a cook and a servant, off the plane.

The London-bound flight took off nearly three hours behind schedule on Thursday evening and around 50 of the 115 passengers missed connecting flights.


July 28, 2007 Posted by | hero | 1 Comment