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Police hot on the trail of these wine-stealing burglars!

Source: Redditch Standard, Worcestershire, England. Champagne & wine meant for wedding stolen from garage

These cops are sharp! They’ve figured out that the thieves probably used a car to haul away the 6 cases and 200 bottles! And I love how they call the person who is going to get married, the “victim.”

From the article :

Burglars broke into the garage of a house in Blakemere Close between 8pm on Friday, April 3 and 10.30am on Monday, April 6 and stole six cases of pink champagne and over 200 bottles of wine, including some Chilean wine and some Bin 65. The drink had been bought in readiness for the victim s wedding, due to take place this summer.

A police spokesman said: “We understand a car had been parked in front of the garage door each night and so it’s likely the offence took place in daylight hours. “Offenders have almost certainly used a vehicle to transport the wine and champagne and it would have taken quite a while to load up.”

— S.S.

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April 7, 2009 at 11:35 am

Burglars who drink wine are SO better-behaved (than the rest).

Source: Manxradio, Isle of Man. Burglars told consequences of reoffending. 7/4/2009.

Wine drinking burglars are neat, tidy, and they don’t even actually burgle. That’s my kind of burglar. Of course, you might have to move to the Isle of Man to find this type of polite criminal.

From the article:

The court heard the defendants entered the house by an unlocked conservatory door and stole the wine and spirits, which were mostly recovered.

…there was no forced entry, the house was not ransacked and no valuables were taken. They only entered the conservatory and kitchen and the offence was a “spur of the moment” decision taken while both were drunk.

— S.S.

April 7, 2009 at 11:34 am

Illegal to make wine in Kuwait, but cop does it anyway

Source:  The Associated Press State & Local Wire, April 6, 2009 Monday 4:34 PM GMT

A Kuwaiti patrol sergeant was accused of making wine. That’s illegal  in Kuwait. According to the article, “He resigned from the Reserve and tried to return to his job. The police refused to put him back out on the streets as a patrol sergeant…”

— S.S.

April 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

If it sloshes around and originates in South America, it may well contain coke (cocaine).

Book review of Escobar by Escobar. Read the Times Online article here.

One of the most successful tricks early on involved stuffing cocaine into the vaginas of mares being transported to America for racing.

But before long, the chemists of Medellin had perfected the technique of dissolving cocaine that allowed them to mix it with any liquid — wine, cooking oil, paint. If it sloshes around and originates in South America, it may well contain coke.
— S.S.

April 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm


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