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Dumb Crook and Dumb Cop…all in one

A detective was arrested for robbing a bank without a mask using his police issue pistol – and making his getaway in an unmarked patrol car.

CCTV of the raid led police straight to Juergen Richter, 55, who allegedly stole £8,000 from the bank in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Police spokesman Norbert Schaetzle said: “He said he had severe financial problems and wanted to solve them quickly.

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May 1, 2009 Posted by | Dumb cops, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Dumb Crook and Dumb Cop…all in one

Now if only there was a satnav to find my satnav…

Satellite navigation gadgets will soon be able to help pensioners find their way around supermarkets.

Scientists are working on device which works like a car navigation system to help elderly shoppers baffled by changing layouts in aisles.

via Ananova – Sat nav for supermarkets.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | 1 Comment

Tall tale

An Australian politician had her legs broken and stretched to become 3in taller in a bid to be taken seriously. After nine months of excruciating pain, Hajnal Ban, 31, a councillor with Logan city council in Queensland, became a ‘normal’ 5ft 4in.

“A lot of young females have insecurities about their weight or their nose; mine was my height,” she told Brisbane’s Courier Mail.

More at  Ananova – Politician

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