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Crime tip: Don’t assume cops aren’t multi-lingual

A supposedly hysterical Calgary woman was interrupted in making a burglary report to a Calgary police officer by a call from her father to whom she explained, in French, that it was all an insurance scam and there had been no burglary.

Unfortunately one of the officers taking the report was Constable Charanjit Meharu who is fluent in seven languages… English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati and ( you knew this was coming) French.

“By the end, I had about 10 pages of notes and I said, ‘Merci beaucoup.’ She didn’t expect a brown guy to speak French.”

via Canoe.ca.

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June 14, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t assume cops aren’t multi-lingual

The glamour of TV news

News staff at Cyprus’s state broadcaster briefly walked off the job on Monday over conditions which included smelly studios and an infestation of fleas, workers said.

More via  Yahoo! News.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Big stink, Dumb Stuff, People | Comments Off on The glamour of TV news

Which lane do elephants use? Any one they want.

An elephant brought commuter traffic to a halt when she went for a stroll through a Swiss city centre.

Sabu the elephant escaped from her circus home when she broke free while being loaded into her trailer.

The four tonne animal then went for a dip in Lake Zurich, before walking into the nearby city centre.

via Elephant causes traffic jam | Quirky News | Orange UK.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Which lane do elephants use? Any one they want.

300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

Customs staff at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport noticed something stirring in two bags and discovered 300 tortoises hidden amid shredded paper.

Found taped up inside the sacks were 285 radiated tortoises, 15 spider tortoises and one Madagascar tortoise – all endangered species indigenous to Madagascar, said Loo Kean Seong, a senior official of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Two slabs of cannabis weighing about two kilos were also discovered, said Nordin Kadir, narcotics chief of central Selangor state, where the airport is located.

via Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on 300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis