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1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during holdup , would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked

2. The chef at a hotel<ST1:p lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself.He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.


3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard, returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.<O:p</O:p

<O:p</O:p4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Gimli bus driver<O:p</O:p

found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Norway House had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the Selkirk mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.<O:p</O:p

5. A Canadian teenager was in the hospital recovering from serioushead wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.<O:p</O:p

<O:p</O:p6. A man walked into a Winnipeg A&W, put a $20 bill on the<O:p</O:p

counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer: $15.<O:p</O:p

<O:p</O:pIf someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime<O:p</O:p


<O:p</O:p7. Seems a guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinderblock through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinderblock and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinderblock bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.<O:p</O:p

<O:p</O:p8. As a female shopper exited a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:place w:st="on"Y orkton</ST1:place</st1:City> convenience store, a man <O:p</O:pgrabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."<O:p</O:p

<O:p</O:p9. The Winnipeg Free Press crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King on Notre Dame at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.<O:p


<O:p</O:p10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a <st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:place w:st="on">Toronto</ST1:place></st1:City> street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home nearspilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.<O:p></O:p>

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