Saturday, January 24, 2009

Odd crime bits from the news

There's the dumb and the plain unlucky in these little snippets from the news:

If you're going to lie, do it properly :

A teenager caught shoplifting decided to give a fake address to the police. Didn't quite work out as planned.

Thief caught out giving policeman's address.

This kid's a sitter for a career in law enforcement:

Little Mr Eleven-month-old had been playing with the telephone and accidently rang 111. When the police arrived, they found a little bit more than a cute toddler.

Baby dobs in dad's dope crop


Anonymous said...

Vanda. I got the idea for one of my novels, 'Impact" from a newspaper article I had kept for years - and I'm still collecting, searching for the next great take.

And 'Scarpetta" - not up to it, I thought.
I've heard a lot about you from a mutual friend, Tania Roxborogh.

Jeannie McLean

Vanda Symon said...

That Tania Roxborogh pops up everywhere (-:

Newspapers are such good fodder for novel ideas. That's why I have a houseful of clippings that I don't quite know what to with, but can't bear to part with.