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(KOAT Albuquerque)   Thief steals stripes off bottom of swimming pool. Officials continue to investigate and say they hope to recover them, but admit at this point they're not holding their breath   (koat.com) divider line 34
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2012-08-07 06:01:34 PM  
I would think pulling the stripes (tape?) off the bottom of a pool would be more an act of vandalism than theft. I mean, c'mon, you couldn't sell them and they're probably not good for anything. They were probably just tossed.
 
2012-08-07 08:27:47 PM  
FTFA: "What would you do with them? There's nothing to do with them after you steal," swimmer Kim Lyons said.

This is a woman with no imagination. For starters, you could paint them white and make a Leeloo outfit for Oprah.
 
2012-08-07 09:08:38 PM  
HOW do you steal the stripes from the bottom of the pool assuming the pool was full of water at the time?

Scuba gear?
 
2012-08-07 09:40:05 PM  

Ed Finnerty: For starters, you could paint them white and make a Leeloo outfit for Oprah.


Oh, thanks for that image.
 
2012-08-07 10:15:39 PM  
Huh, always assumed those things were paint or different colored tiles.
 
2012-08-07 10:25:05 PM  
Damn bottom feeders
 
2012-08-07 10:27:16 PM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: "What would you do with them? There's nothing to do with them after you steal," swimmer Kim Lyons said.

This is a woman with no imagination. For starters, you could paint them white and make a Leeloo outfit for Oprah.


Aziz more mindbleach!
 
2012-08-07 10:57:12 PM  

Ed Finnerty: This is a woman with no imagination. For starters, you could paint them white and make a Leeloo outfit for Oprah.


Hahaha! YAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH! Hahaha! YAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH! Hahaha! YAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH! Hahaha! YAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH! Hahaha...
 
2012-08-07 11:53:23 PM  
I hate you so much, Subby, for making me laugh at that. You magnificent bastard.
 
2012-08-08 12:07:42 AM  

Sunidesus: Huh, always assumed those things were paint or different colored tiles.


I thought they were paint as well.
 
2012-08-08 12:08:15 AM  
oi48.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-08 12:08:27 AM  
Police hope for clue to lead them straight to the perpetrator.
 
2012-08-08 12:12:16 AM  

JosephFinn: I hate you so much, Subby, for making me laugh at that. You magnificent bastard.


After reading it all, this was my only conclusion too. I'm torn between the lack of cameras, the overall shock of missing vinyl stripes and the apparent problems the theft has caused. How will the children sleep safely at night knowing the stripes are gone? It's a beautiful prank.
 
2012-08-08 12:12:42 AM  
There goes the management's hope that Michael Phelps would make it his new retirement pool.
 
2012-08-08 12:12:58 AM  
This sounds like one of those dumb pranks from Fight Club. *sigh*
 
2012-08-08 12:15:25 AM  
County parks and recreation officials said vandals stole all of the five black vinyl lane markers. A total of 375 feet of vinyl was swiped.

"You have to pull pretty hard because it's been welded together," Ed Chismar, with the parks and recreation department, said."


If the glue/fastening is weaker than the material it's bonded to, "welding" has got to be the wrong word.
 
2012-08-08 12:18:05 AM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: "What would you do with them? There's nothing to do with them after you steal," swimmer Kim Lyons said.

This is a woman with no imagination. For starters, you could paint them white and make a Leeloo outfit for Oprah.


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-08-08 12:33:15 AM  
I've heard they smell like strawberries*, but that's no reason to steal them.

*Lifeguarding prank: Tell the little shiate kids that the stripes smell like strawberries. Watch them go down and take a big sniff... underwater.
 
2012-08-08 12:34:23 AM  
I'd wager they paid for the lane marker removal.

Some left hand supervisor in the maintenance department ordered 'em pulled up because they weren't on his checklist and charged overtime to have them removed.

Now that the right hand has noticed them missing and his mouth is shut.
 
2012-08-08 12:42:18 AM  
Maybe they were going the wrong way and the "culprits" we're trying to fix them before they got rudely interrupted.
 
2012-08-08 01:20:15 AM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: "What would you do with them? There's nothing to do with them after you steal," swimmer Kim Lyons said.

This is a woman with no imagination. For starters, you could paint them white and make a Leeloo outfit for Oprah.



Damn you
i1185.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-08 01:21:26 AM  
Maybe the stripes merely dissolved.

No no, that can't be. These stripes are black, not white.
 
2012-08-08 01:35:13 AM  

phlegmmo: I would think pulling the stripes (tape?) off the bottom of a pool would be more an act of vandalism than theft. I mean, c'mon, you couldn't sell them and they're probably not good for anything. They were probably just tossed.


Does not matter if they could have sold them or not. They took them. That is theft.
 
2012-08-08 01:55:00 AM  
larry barker needs to investigate
 
2012-08-08 02:15:32 AM  
"County parks and recreation officials said vandals stole all of the five black vinyl lane markers."

Was this one of the officials?

www.tvequals.com

/HOT
 
2012-08-08 03:32:40 AM  

evilsofa: Maybe the stripes merely dissolved.

No no, that can't be. These stripes are black, not white.


I have it on good authority that a seven-nation army would be inadequate to the task
 
2012-08-08 04:21:25 AM  
If caught, the thief could either get up to a year in jail, or face the Aunt Jemima treatment.
 
2012-08-08 07:05:07 AM  

kyuzokai: I've heard they smell like strawberries*, but that's no reason to steal them.

*Lifeguarding prank: Tell the little shiate kids that the stripes smell like strawberries. Watch them go down and take a big sniff... underwater.


Nope, nope, it's peppermint. The bottom of the pool smells like peppermint. So I heard.
 
2012-08-08 07:05:08 AM  
They can also give the perpetrators a ticket for improper lane change.
 
2012-08-08 08:05:59 AM  
Heh, they should put them back...sideways.

'This pool look kinda short to you?'
'No, but it sure is wide...'
 
2012-08-08 08:16:53 AM  
The seriousness of the situation cannot be understated.
A pool without stripes is anarchy and chaos.
Those who did this seek to destabilize the system from within.
 
2012-08-08 09:55:40 AM  
It's just Carmen Sandiego's henchmen practicing before they pull off the big heist and steal the stripes from the Olympic Pool.
 
2012-08-08 10:09:37 AM  
Wanted for questioning...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-08 10:23:20 AM  
Phelps has to do something to keep his name in the spotlight.....show-off
 
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