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9 Year old fish terrorist? Or idiot security guard?


Security guards reduced a nine-year-old boy to tears after banning him from sailing his toy boat on a pond because it ‘frightens the fish’.

Noah Bailey was distraught after staff at Chiswick Business Park, in west London, stopped him playing with his model of the German battleship Bismarck.

His grandfather Paul Fabricius, 57, said that when they went to complain about the draconian rule the guard refused to tell him the name of the manager for ‘security reasons’.

via Mail Online.

That’s fine police work. Lou. Can’t have frightened fish now, can we? [There’s a eason that real police officers call security gueards “Rent-A-Cops.]

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb cops | , | Comments Off on 9 Year old fish terrorist? Or idiot security guard?

It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Call this one not such a bright idea.

A Kennewick [Washington] man who dressed up like a terrorist bomber and went into a bank Friday morning found out no one appreciated his Halloween costume. Kennewick police were called around 10:15 a.m. to U.S. Bank, 303 W. First Ave., after people driving by saw a man wearing a white robe and turban walking into the bank, Sgt. Jesse Mill said.

Oh, and he also had a fake bomb strapped around him. “The device he made was very, very realistic looking,” Mill said…

Officers called the bank while the man was still inside and bank officials said everything was OK and that he was a regular customer, Mill said. But the 39-year-old, who is 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, was stopped by officers as he exited the bank and ordered to lie down to the ground.

He told police he knew the people at the bank and thought it would be entertaining to go in there dressed like a terrorist.

“In this day and age … it’s not real smart,” Mill said.

via  Tri-City Herald : Mid-Columbia news

November 1, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | , , | Comments Off on It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Newest terrorist weapon: hot dogs


A pack of hotdogs posed such a threat at a stadium in Philadelphia that the whole building had to be evacuated. Fans enjoying the match at the Citizens Bank Park had to be rushed out during the game when several suspicious packages wrapped tightly in duct tape were found outside of the buildings ticket office.

A bomb squad was called and discovered that the boxes were full of hotdogs.

However, officials didn’t want to take any chances, and the hotdogs were detonated.

September 25, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Newest terrorist weapon: hot dogs

Elvis, the parrot terrorist

More at Metro.co.uk

He is not even human but Elvis ruffles so many feathers he is being threatened with an Asbo.

Elvis the parrot has been accused of dive-bombing people and wrecking street lights when owner Edward Pikul lets him out.

“He is a lovely pet and would never harm anybody. If I had to imprison him in his cage, I would rather get rid of him,” said 49-year-old Mr Pikul. “It’s true Elvis has a mischievous streak, he knows a few swear words and his shriek is quite loud but hes an ­abs­olute joy to have.”

But one resident complained: “The bird is a nuisance. Just because he likes the parrot doesnt mean he should terrorise the whole village with it.”

Since Mr Pikul got Elvis seven years ago, the macaw has become a regular sight in Wilsden, West Yorkshire.

June 2, 2008 Posted by | animals, bird | , , | Comments Off on Elvis, the parrot terrorist