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(Yahoo)   Thief demands ransom be paid into his own bank account   ( divider line
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6215 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jul 2003 at 10:32 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-07-14 10:35:47 PM  
But did he FIRST demand that the cash be sent to him by parcel POST?
2003-07-14 10:40:08 PM  
Police moved in when he became trapped on an escalator that had broken down.
2003-07-14 10:43:32 PM  
Off topic: "I saw a turtle" has >1300 comments? Daaaayum.

On topic: Hey.. he will pay it back when the Nigerians finally send him his US$1.4 million.
2003-07-14 10:47:35 PM  
The thief thought he had plenty of time to escape , as his clocks all flashed 12:00.
2003-07-14 10:47:36 PM  
should've used a swiss bank account!
2003-07-14 10:54:28 PM  
*sigh* How could he possibly have thought that would work?
2003-07-14 10:55:27 PM  
Did he use the money to buy a new sump pump?
2003-07-14 10:56:44 PM  
Hi guys,

Just signed on yesterday and seeing if I could post now.

Looking forward to joining the crowd here.
2003-07-14 11:01:02 PM  
...probably an unplanned con, now that I think about it. He likely wasn't expecting that call, and on the spur of the moment wanted to squeeze the owner for some money.

Doing that wasn't too bright. Nor is walking around with a stolen cellular phone cheerfully indicating its location to the cell phone network whenever it's on, of course. Even if GPS wasn't an option or it was disabled, it's still a walking transmitter subject to triangulation...
2003-07-14 11:01:34 PM  
Y Soitenly we'd love to hear from you.

/double entendre
2003-07-14 11:03:14 PM  
Sheesh. What an idiot. Next time he should have it put into a perfect stranger's bank account. That'll work!
2003-07-14 11:03:38 PM  
Y Soitenly Welcome. Did you get the notice about all newbies sending $10 to the person their Boobies follows?

/hey, it is a thief thread
2003-07-14 11:05:57 PM  
substitute Boobies for 'Boobies' there. Forgot about the damn filter.
2003-07-14 11:07:47 PM  
Woo0o0ow. You really can't fix Stupid.
2003-07-14 11:08:13 PM  
Ok, screw the damn filter. Sometimes the asinine solution is worse than the problem.
2003-07-14 11:08:33 PM  
Are these dumbasses for real... gawd, don't criminiminals watch movies or read books anymore? where's the ingenuinininity and the creativivivity?

"what it is that it is, my Victor?"
2003-07-14 11:09:33 PM  
Thanks udo.
2003-07-14 11:13:01 PM  
Thanks RingToll,

LOL! I didn't get that notice.
2003-07-14 11:16:08 PM  
Haha RingToll. It's $10 to the first person to welcome them to Fark after their premier message.
2003-07-14 11:29:58 PM  
So where do kidnappers usually have the ransom sent? Into a knothole in a tree? I've oft wondered how I'd operate that if I robbed a place.
2003-07-14 11:51:42 PM  
Okay...This is what i understand from the story... The owner of the car went to the police after he deposited the money in the thief's account and did not get his car.

Is that right?

So who is the real dumbass?
2003-07-14 11:56:17 PM  
I'd say the thief is the real dumbass. In countries like this one, ransom is a real business. To get a victim to pay a ransom, and then not give him his property/relatives back, is common. The idea is, if the victim pays quickly, then he has plenty of money and obviously the criminal/kidnapper/leftist terrorist did not ask for enough. This criminal simply got lazy and got rid of the "meet me at XXX to exchange the money for your property/relative" part.
2003-07-15 12:47:30 AM  
If only all criminals had this little of common sense.

He'll have plenty of time in the pokey to try and figure out why his plan didn't work.
2003-07-15 12:56:46 AM  
makes me proud to be a defender of the crimina.i mean, innocent.

but, then again, i quote someone: "once they figure out that there's more of them in there, than there are of us out here, the sheetttttttssss gonna hit the fan..."
2003-07-15 01:24:01 AM  
well, you get Maximum Checking (tm) if you use direct deposit. That is just smart handling of your money, darn it.
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