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Crime tip: Check your watch.

wrong place, wrong time

A would-be Canadian robber picked the wrong place at the wrong time this week, attempting to hit a liquor store — right across the street from a police station in the midst of a shift change.

Police in the western Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta, said a man wearing a ski mask walked into the liquor store and demanded cash. The clerk refused to co-operate and the man, unable to fill his pockets, fled the store.

The clerk called the police just as the station was packed with officers preparing for the shift change. Several of them just walked to the store parking lot and arrested the man there.

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January 19, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Check your watch.

Burglar does the dead right thing…

Burglar finds corpse

A Berlin burglar’s break-in took an unexpected turn when he stumbled upon a corpse and felt compelled to call the police.

“He called to say he’d just broken into a flat and found a dead body,” said a spokeswoman for Berlin police Thursday. “He gave the address of the place and then hung up.” Officers discovered the 64-year-old resident of the flat dead in his bedroom. The man had passed away about two weeks ago, and authorities are not treating the death as suspicious.

The burglar has not been heard of since. Local media said he fled the apartment empty-handed, but police could not confirm this.

January 19, 2008 Posted by | crook with heart | Comments Off on Burglar does the dead right thing…

A boy and his robot

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January 19, 2008 Posted by | People, Robots | Comments Off on A boy and his robot

Attention Rocky: We found Bullwinkle. He’s in Utah.

More at ABC4.com

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The cold weather and deep snow [in Utah] is not only affecting people; it’s affecting the moose. They’re coming down to lower elevations in record numbers this year.

Wildlife officers have spent the week relocating moose about a dozen moose that ventured into neighborhoods and backyards of Northern Utah.

January 19, 2008 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Attention Rocky: We found Bullwinkle. He’s in Utah.