Thursday, December 08, 2005

Give this just a little thought...

From Reuters News Service:

Shoplifter's brush with the law..
Wed Dec 7, 2005 11:43 AM ET7

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in Germany arrested a shoplifter who filled his trousers with 39 tubes of toothpaste, authorities in the western town of Dueren said on Wednesday.

Police said store detectives in a supermarket chased the 37-year-old Uzbek after they saw him stuff the tubes into his pants, and forced him to hand over his booty.

"As far as I know, it was back on the shelves soon after," a police spokesman said.

[I added the emphasis, and yuk]

13 comments:

The Phoenix said...

It fights cavities, but smells a little funky!

One question: Is the thief compulsive/obsessive about oral hygene? Or is there some sort of blackmarket for toothpaste?

Jim said...

[INSERT -- it just started to snow]

Phoenix -- I wondered the same thing -- they will now have to start putting the toothpaste behind the counter with all the cough syrup and cold pills -- but what could you make from toothpaste?????

Nonsensical_Flounderings said...

I am guessing this guy had bad teeth!

Mik

Mik said...

...Or really bad breath maybe.

It's Mik again.

Mik

Jim said...

Mik -- or a lot of nail holes in the walls of his apartment (old trick), a LOT of holes.

stan said...

Or a lot of holes in his clothes.

Jim said...

where...would one even put 39 tubes of toothpaste, unless you were wearing clown pants

stan said...

Yeah, no kidding! I could probably get about two tubes in there; by the third one, the first two would be falling out the bottom of my pant legs.

Jim said...

it is a truly odd story, why toothpaste, and why 39 tubes -- and why on earth would they put them back on the shelf after they had been in some guys pants --

I just tried using big dog biscuits -- you could get maybe four tubes in each front pants pocket, and three in each back pants pocket, leaving 25 tubes to stuff in you underwear (no, I didn't try that) -- even if the buldges were not noticed you would think his pants would have fallen down from the weight -- one tube weights 8oz on the postage scale, so 312 ozs or 19.5 pounds

stan said...

My coworkers are starting to wonder what I'm laughing so loudly about :)

Jim said...

they were probably more curious what you were doing with the 39 ink cartridges

stan said...

...and why my banana suit was making a clunky noise as I walked.

Jim said...

they are just waiting until you walk by the nearest fountain, to see if you float (think about it).

if you look at Banana Boy's photos, wouldn't a better charge have been indecent exposure???