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Comedic victims of crime

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by marinyork, 18 Nov 2007.

  1. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    My dad's car had an attempted theft/joy ride against it on Tuesday night and I've calmed down enough now. The drivers door was dodgy and had been booked in to be repaired the next day so it didn't really cost us that much. The fault on the door caused the door to jam up completely when the lock was picked so the thieves decided tried to bend the top of the door off.

    Not that I want any of these things to happen to anyone else but I think the events are somewhat amusing looking back on it now. Anyone else had any bizarre things happen to them recently?
     
  2. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    When I was in the polis, one of the most bizarre thefts I came across was the theft of the bonnet (and nothing else) from an old Astra.
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Perhaps they were requested to steal a Bianchi but got a bonetti instead ??
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    My cousin once had his car broken into in Liverpool. They stole his airbag.
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    did they have to crash to get it out?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Sounds crazy, some of the early designs with azides in are really toxic.

    Someone on the main road had their rather ordinary gates stolen one afternoon.
     
  7. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I posted this one before, but I had a break in a year or two back. The thieves ignored a £2500 Kona mountain bike and a £1k+ Trek in favour of a £100 Apollo bike. ;) I'm not complaining mind you!
     
  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Not sure whether this goes on this thread, but one of the most bizarre crime stories I can remember concerns the man charged with stealing an entire railway station. I remember hearing the story on the TV news at the time, in disbelief. He was later acquitted. I've just dug up a mention of the story here, scroll a few paragraphs down.

    So, if you've took a fancy to the new St Pancras ....?;)
     
  9. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    My bro' once had his back wheel taken off his discovery, the wheel and tyre where 'fecked'.
     
  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I've had 2 kids swimsuits stolen off the washing line ... they took the label ones and didn't like the tesco's ones....!!!
     
  11. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    An old girlfriend of mine bought a new secondhand car and thought someone had stolen her passenger window when she went to a petrol station - but it turned out that the window was just wound down. It's true!
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    my mother in law's cat used to come home with stolen gloves etc. best stolen item was a peg bag, which mil still uses.
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    My late partner's Citroen CX was pinched by joyriding kids who tried to drive it down a cyclepath, only to have to stop at the full width chicane gate thingy. They'd got in OK, but failed to check out the interior door handles, which on a CX are a sort of trigger affair inside the inner handle, and not very obvious. They had to break their way out of the window with a fire extinguiser. I like to think of them panicing and scrabbling at the door looking for the handle for several minutes...
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    My Mum was a primary teacher. She had a particularly bad year one year, who broke into the school in the run-up to xmas and stole their own sweets.

    A flatmate of mine at uni came in one night gassed, with a parasol, which he'd lifted from a pub garden on the way home from the pub. We lived in a flat.
     
  15. Years ago my sister had a Skoda (it didn't have a sunroof, so it wasn't a skip but it was one of those types). Some idiot tried to steal it but couldn't get it started, the neighbour caught them pushing it down the street.