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(News.com.au)   Man skips out on hotel bill, gets ratted out by his toothbrush   (news.com.au) divider line 9
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2012-10-08 02:04:25 AM
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almandot: Ambivalence: I didn't think police did DNA testing for petty crimes or misdemeanors.

meh if the hotel owner is pissed off enough to pay for the testing to prove a point, sucks to be the dumbarse who skipped out on it.


What kind of hotel doesn't get payment in advance along with either a cash deposit or a credit card to cover additional expenses?

Actually, looking back, I remember staying in some bed-and-breakfast places in New England that handled all payment at checkout. BTW, if you're ever travelling around New England and you stay in a chain hotel, you're doing it wrong. I was there for a family reunion and everyone else was staying in $100+/night Holiday Inn type places. I showed them pictures of my $80/night room with a sitting area by the fireplace, mini-library, breakfast nook, huge 4-poster bed, writing desk, etc. I've been in apartments that were smaller.
2012-10-09 01:13:16 AM
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Man On Pink Corner: Mikey1969: FishyFred: He skipped out on a $150 bill. How much did the DNA test cost?

That's what I'm wondering. I know it's far less than 10-15 years ago, but for a $100 hotel tab? And people act like there is only government waste in the US...

Um, you rocket scientists realize that we're not living on the set of THX-1138, right?


Wow, you win a two-fer today.... Stupidest AND most obscure comment.

TO begin with: Cool, you know what THX-1138 is. We'll all put it in our notes in case we ever get into an Oscure-First-Films-By-Now-Famous-Directors battle with you.

As for "Stupid", your comment makes no sense. If we were "living on the set of THX-1138", then it would be 1971, and DNA testing wouldn't even be a thing yet. If we were living in the world of THX-1138, then your little interjection wouldn't work, since my statement wasn't about some secret gov't database where everyone's DNA was on file to be called up at a moment's notice. My statement was that DNA testing seems pretty expensive to use to chase someone down for a sub-$150 hotel tab, but that, since it wasn't 10-15 years ago, when it really started being a regular police tool, rather than something used mostly in high profile cases, maybe it had come way down in price, and was now worth it even for low cost cases like this. In other words, speculating.

Either way, if you can't be productive to the conversation, maybe you shouldn't even join it, you just make yourself sound like a fool.
2012-10-08 08:46:23 AM
1 votes:
I call shenanigans... Everybody knows brits don't have toothbrushes.
2012-10-08 03:41:31 AM
1 votes:
I think this story will soon prove to be apocryphal.

In other words, I call shenannigans.

Trainee plasterer Stephen Evans

Give me a break.
2012-10-08 02:40:25 AM
1 votes:
mikaloyd: xl5150: Yeah, it's really an outrage when someone who has been accused with a crime is afforded their constitutional right to defend themselves from the charges against them.

Wales doesnt even have a Constitution there Thomas Jefferson


I wasn't referring to this case in particular there, Professor Dumbass. Your post was decrying those of us on fark in general who point out that criminals are entitled to representation, with most of the stories being in the US. Nice attempt at being witty, though Thanks for trying.. Buh-bye.
2012-10-08 02:11:43 AM
1 votes:
FARKers hero worshipping lowlifes and applauding any lawyer's dodge that might let a guilty son of a biatch get away with something. That is tradition that will never change here.
2012-10-08 01:47:31 AM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: I didn't think police did DNA testing for petty crimes or misdemeanors.


meh if the hotel owner is pissed off enough to pay for the testing to prove a point, sucks to be the dumbarse who skipped out on it.
2012-10-07 11:53:39 PM
1 votes:
I didn't think police did DNA testing for petty crimes or misdemeanors.
2012-10-07 11:51:13 PM
1 votes:
He skipped out on a $150 bill. How much did the DNA test cost?
 
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