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Fireworkus Interruptus

Seattle PI

Fireworks explode off the top of the Space Needle, bringing in 2008, as seen from a condo complex on lower Queen Anne. Delays due to a computer glitch lengthened the show, according to a Space Needle spokeswoman. Ultimately, the show had to be executed manually, but it was out of sync with the accompanying music. In 14 years, this is the first such problem.

January 1, 2008 Posted by | computer | Comments Off on Fireworkus Interruptus

Crime tip: Don’t rip an ATM out by its’ roots. That sets off an alarm.

Naples Daily News

backhoe-baddy.jpg As the sun rose Nov. 23, using a key he said he got from a former employer, Collier County deputies say [Brady Lee] Wright hopped into a backhoe at a construction site near Florida Sports Park and drove a quarter-mile to a nearby Regions Bank. Using the backhoe to rip out the drive-through ATM, Wright then pushed it about a quarter-mile down Sierra Meadows Boulevard in the backhoe’s bucket.

Unfortunately for Wright, he set off a silent alarm when he ripped the ATM from its base. That alerted deputies, who arrested him at about 6:45 a.m. and charged him with burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief and committing a felony while wearing a hood.

January 1, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t rip an ATM out by its’ roots. That sets off an alarm.