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Home --> Crime --> Clever Crooks

Clever Crooks

Although we may despise those who break the law, we nonetheless enjoy an occasional chuckle over the imaginative means they employ in doing so.

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        Green bullet = true
        Red bullet = false
        Multiple status bullet = multiple truth values
        Yellow bullet = undetermined
        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

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White bullet Unstealable car attracts thief who moves it and leaves bragging note behind.*

White bullet Sober patron staggers out of bar at closing time to lure police away from his drunken friends.*

White bullet Hit-and-run driver leaves dishonest note on damaged car's windshield.*

White bullet Thwarted shoplifter yells 'Who threw that ham at me?' when purloined meat slips from under her coat.

White bullet Thief who slips past a company guard every day is later proved to have been stealing wheelbarrows.

Red bullet Man insures his cigars against fire, then tries to collect after smoking them.

Green bullet Japanese thieves send a 'thank you' note to a bank after robbing it.

White bullet Letter from jailed man results in his family receiving help with the plowing from the police.

Red bullet Drinking bleach can help a drug user beat drug testing.

Red bullet A phony carpark attendant collected parking fees outside the Bristol Zoo for over twenty years.

Red bullet Pouring salt water into the coin slots of vending machines will induce them to dispense free product.

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