Oddities&Endities

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Saddled with a sentence


Thief late for court stole bike
(Filed: 13/06/2006)

A burglar was behind bars yesterday after stealing a schoolboy's bicycle so he could get to court on time.
A judge at Reading Crown Court heard that James Robin, 18, was late for an appearance before magistrates on burglary charges when he stopped a 16-year-old boy riding a BMX bike along a footpath and threatened to stab him and throw him off a bridge unless he gave him the cycle and a mobile phone.
Robin, of Reading, Berks, admitted two counts of robbery and was sentenced to 39 months in a young offenders' institute.
Daily Telegraph

5 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

I live in Netherton,we have a been blessed with a canal that has...Swan's,Ducks,Moorhens and Smackheads!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Yes, Packet's tail looks like a bottle brush, but that's the "lion cut" look. Nevermind that she's a lioness. It's all good, though, because the tip of her tail is crooked. They would never have been able to shave it right.

Odd, I was just thinking of riding a bike when I popped over to read about the guy who stole the bike to get to court. I was thinking of acquiring one legally, though.

11:35 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

What a great selection of wildlife, Gazza!

1:30 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Lion cut? Poodle cut was the first reaction!

Dunno if your local police are the same, but ours hold occasional auctions of stolen bikes from time to time - you can pick up quite a bargain that way if you're not the sort of person to go out and find your own 'bargain':)

1:33 AM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

We try not to feed the Latter.....

3:48 PM  

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