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Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby swreader » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:51 am

When I saw this story, which I am copying rather than making you look for the link, I couldn't help but think of the scene at The Bucket in which Angua is taken hostage by the thieves (or for that matter the jewelry store robbery where she holds the thieves til they confess). From today's Odd News.

'Dumbest criminal' nabbed in cop convention holdup

Mar 27, 8:27 PM (ET)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A retired police chief said he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania," at a police officers' convention on Friday morning. John Comparetto said as he came out of a stall in the men's room, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. There were 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio at the gathering.

Comparetto gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested a 19-year-old man as he was trying to leave in a taxi.

The suspect is also awaiting trial on four previous robbery charges.

The suspect was arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison. When a reporter asked the suspect for comment as he was led out of court, he said, "I'm smooth."

Any other examples of parallel situations that have come to your notice?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:43 am

:lol: Talk about art imitating life (or vice versa) - what a turkey. :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:56 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, a man just got released after 27 years in prison, after he admitted to over 100 crimes. The police (obviously Colon was in charge) picked the one they fancied & locked him up. DNA evidence was "misplaced" for the last 11 years, but he's finally out.

Poor old Done It Duncan.
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Postby Batty » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:01 pm

To be honest, he was only unfairly locked up for the last 11 years, as the DNA evidence went missing.
I don't feel totally sympathetic towards him, as he confessed to the murder. At the very least, he wasted police time and they stopped looking for the real murderer.
Perhaps people who crave attention and like to confess to crimes they haven't done, will think twice if they believe that they really can be locked up for a long time?
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:05 pm

And there's the tradegy - the real crook effectively got away with it. :?
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:58 pm

Yes Batty, but he was clearly not right in the head, and the fact that he confessed to over 100 crimes kind of made it all look a bit suspiscious, don't you think? If the police had any sense, they wouldn't have stopped looking. And I don't think in this case the thought of a long sentence would have stopped him, since he still claimed to have committed the crime whilst in prison. It's only now that it's obvious it can't have been him.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:10 pm

I guess this fits the theme of the thread (I may have posted this before).

A company name in Tucson, Arizona:

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:30 pm

And how about this sign in the Sonaran Desert Museum:

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Postby chris.ph » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:30 pm

and theres an omnian phone out there as well :lol:
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Re: Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:31 am

Blimey, this thread took some finding!!! :lol:

I came across this today:

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The fame of Discworld is spreading.
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Re: Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby michelanCello » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:23 pm

:lol: love it!
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Re: Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby Square12 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Someone has been taking lessons from The ankh morpork city watch:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-22689552
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a man my son.
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Re: Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 28, 2013 10:09 pm

Love it! :)
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Re: Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby raisindot » Wed May 29, 2013 12:58 pm

Square12 wrote:Someone has been taking lessons from The ankh morpork city watch:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-22689552


It did help that the man bringing out the tea and biscuits was six feet tall with red hair and was accompanied by a very large blond-haired wolf.
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Re: Round world "imitations" of Discworld

Postby raptornx01 » Wed May 29, 2013 2:08 pm

:lol:
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