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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bruno and Bubba were tired of getting electrocuted by swiping the insides out of light-poles so they decided to pull one big heist and get out of the business.

Police are unsure of their physical descriptions, but want people to look for the 'Godzilla-sized grocery cart' used to haul the statue away with.
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Scs100
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 7:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While they were at it, they also stole the gate to the water plant and the Belle Isle fountain. Two more shopping carts to look for.
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Psip
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 8:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ha Ha very funny, NOT
although it might be a good idea to pump about 10KV into the statue to prevent unauthorized access :-)
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Scs100
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 8:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Psip, you been watching borat lately?
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Psip
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 8:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not yet, waiting for the DVD
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Scs100
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 8:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok. Wait for the part with the not jokes and you'll see what I mean.
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Stecks77
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 9:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

3m Henry Moore sculpture stolen

BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ news/england/beds/bucks/herts/ 4537670.stm

"A bronze statue worth 3m ($5.3m) by sculptor Henry Moore has been stolen from the grounds of a museum.

"The 1969/1970 work is 3.6m long, 2m high by 2m wide and weighs 2.1 tonnes."

This is no joke in England.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 9:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ya sure the bbc isn't like the Onion of Europe?
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Stecks77
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 9:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yup. If it was it is very dry humor.
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Scs100
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 9:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heck, it makes an interesting story. And I thought ATM machines were bad.
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Zephyrprocess
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Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 10:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't worry--it'll be easy to nab these perps. The BBC story noted

quote:

One offender is described as wearing a hooded jacket and one a baseball cap


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56packman
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 7:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Remember when the giant footprints were painted from the Spirit of Detroit statue to the nekkid lady statue in front of the gas building?
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The_rock
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 12:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hopefully, the thieves will return to the scene of the crime and this time abscond with The Fist.
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Stecks77
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 12:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't understand why people have such a big problem with "The Fist"?

I happen to like it more then the Spirit of Detroit.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Because it pisses off white guys from the Townships who drive around town with gallons of fresh white paint.

What ever happened to those two clowns?

jjaba.

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