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(Click2Houston)   Lady conveniently calls 911 to report a gunman at a Houston movie theater, while armed robbers are just down the street making a grab and go at Jared. Awwwwww, they went to Jared   (click2houston.com) divider line 64
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2012-12-22 11:38:46 AM
Heh. That's pretty clever.
 
2012-12-22 12:56:25 PM
Now that's funny right there.

Good one, subby!
 
2012-12-22 01:29:33 PM
I'm shocked that people don't think of doing it more.  When I daydream about robbing a bank, part of the imaginary plan was calling in active shooter on the other side of town 5 minutes prior to moving in.
 
2012-12-22 01:37:58 PM
As plans go, that's really not the worst I have ever heard.  Especially when the country is in a near-constant panic about shooters right now.
 
2012-12-22 02:07:24 PM
Burn Notice does this kind of stuff all the time. Doubtful the thieves came up with it on their own.
 
2012-12-22 02:10:39 PM
You're supposed to divert the cops farther than a block away.
 
2012-12-22 02:11:50 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-22 02:12:40 PM
Well I hope the cops now are a little smarter. The problem is that there is a chance that they do not communicate well between cities. So they can't do this in Houston again but will need to move on to a different media market. Unless cops read Fark for news.
 
2012-12-22 02:12:41 PM

Ed Finnerty: Heh. That's pretty clever.


It's a plot device in Bad Boys, Die Hard 3, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, etc, etc.
 
2012-12-22 02:14:06 PM

serpent_sky: As plans go, that's really not the worst I have ever heard.  Especially when the country is in a near-constant panic about shooters right now.


Half the shiat would stop, I think, if we stopped acting like frightened children and stood up and stopped letting these asshats rule us. It's the same thing with the terrorists in the middle east: They win and stir up shiat because we react.

Stand up to a bully, and he'll back off. If we stand up to criminals and take an active role in defending ourselves and our communities, they'll back off.
 
2012-12-22 02:14:36 PM
Good.  Jared deserves it for making those gag-inducing commercials.
 
2012-12-22 02:14:58 PM
They robbed a Jared's?

Why?

Are there no real jewelry stores in Houston?
 
Skr
2012-12-22 02:17:59 PM
Gah f'ing "IT CAN ONLY BE JARED" jiggle. Anyways, I hear of this type of subterfuge often, the perps are usually stupid enough to place the 911 call from a traceable phone though.
 
2012-12-22 02:25:06 PM

Sneakytoes: Good.  Jared deserves it for making those gag-inducing commercials.


I haven't had cable TV for roughly 3 years now, but those commercials left some permanent scarring in my brain...
 
2012-12-22 02:26:52 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Sneakytoes: Good.  Jared deserves it for making those gag-inducing commercials.

I haven't had cable TV for roughly 3 years now, but those commercials left some permanent scarring in my brain...


Did it make you a Tea Partier?
 
2012-12-22 02:32:36 PM

Sneakytoes: Good.  Jared deserves it for making those gag-inducing commercials.


I hate those ads with the power of 1000 suns.
 
2012-12-22 02:35:47 PM
considering the area it's in, how the hell were the thieves able to make it out of there. It's Christmas, and that particular store is across a major thoroughfare from the mall, and is normally a pain in the ass traffic spot

/office is a few minutes from there.
 
2012-12-22 02:36:45 PM

meerkat: They robbed a Jared's?

Why?

Are there no real jewelry stores in Houston?


They were scared to go to IW Marks, Jim Pruett probably armed them
 
Rat
2012-12-22 02:39:44 PM
Remember folks, Jared is posted 30.06 in Texas, and that means its a gun free zone. You can see the sign on the front window. Gun free zone means easy pickins.

©
 
2012-12-22 02:42:02 PM

Skr: Gah f'ing "IT CAN ONLY BE JARED" jiggle. Anyways, I hear of this type of subterfuge often, the perps are usually stupid enough to place the 911 call from a traceable phone though.


Just use a disposable phone. Place the call, wipe your prints, toss the phone into a river and watch the lulz ensue.

You want a serious farking distraction to commit a crime, calling in an active shooter or a hostage situation at a public place during the holidays will do it.
 
2012-12-22 02:44:14 PM

Ed Finnerty: Heh. That's pretty clever.


Growing up in a small town, I always figured that was the easiest way to pull off a job. Call in a fake and rob on the other side of town
 
2012-12-22 02:44:27 PM
Police have some leads. Witnesses at the robbery claimed they heard the robbers call each other by their names: Mr Blonde, Mr Brown, Mr Orange, Mr White, Mr Blue. The sixth guy's name could not be remembered though he seemed a little effete according to observers.
 
2012-12-22 02:45:58 PM

PiffMan420: Skr: Gah f'ing "IT CAN ONLY BE JARED" jiggle. Anyways, I hear of this type of subterfuge often, the perps are usually stupid enough to place the 911 call from a traceable phone though.

Just use a disposable phone. Place the call, wipe your prints, toss the phone into a river and watch the lulz ensue.

You want a serious farking distraction to commit a crime, calling in an active shooter or a hostage situation at a public place during the holidays will do it.


Or a pay phone.
 
2012-12-22 02:47:57 PM

NateAsbestos: PiffMan420: Skr: Gah f'ing "IT CAN ONLY BE JARED" jiggle. Anyways, I hear of this type of subterfuge often, the perps are usually stupid enough to place the 911 call from a traceable phone though.

Just use a disposable phone. Place the call, wipe your prints, toss the phone into a river and watch the lulz ensue.

You want a serious farking distraction to commit a crime, calling in an active shooter or a hostage situation at a public place during the holidays will do it.

Or a pay phone.


A what?
 
2012-12-22 02:55:36 PM
The best part of this scam is that it completely takes the SWAT team out of the picture.
 
2012-12-22 02:57:20 PM

skinink: Police have some leads. Witnesses at the robbery claimed they heard the robbers call each other by their names: Mr Blonde, Mr Brown, Mr Orange, Mr White, Mr Blue. The sixth guy's name could not be remembered though he seemed a little effete according to observers.


Any tips?
 
2012-12-22 02:58:35 PM

Kit Fister: serpent_sky: As plans go, that's really not the worst I have ever heard.  Especially when the country is in a near-constant panic about shooters right now.

Half the shiat would stop, I think, if we stopped acting like frightened children and stood up and stopped letting these asshats rule us. It's the same thing with the terrorists in the middle east: They win and stir up shiat because we react.

Stand up to a bully, and he'll back off. If we stand up to criminals and take an active role in defending ourselves and our communities, they'll back off.

~
~
The hell?

In this particular situation, who was the bully that needed to be stood up to? What form would this standing-up-for-yourself take?
 
2012-12-22 03:02:16 PM

PiffMan420: The best part of this scam is that it completely takes the SWAT team out of the picture.


It seems that they deploy the SWAT team way too much anyway. They are just the guys who kill people when the cops don't like appearing in court.
 
2012-12-22 03:05:29 PM
I've been to Jared with my girlfriend. The sales people are pushy. But the complimentary hot chocolate is worth the trip.
 
2012-12-22 03:08:02 PM

meerkat: They robbed a Jared's?

Why?

Are there no real jewelry stores in Houston?


This! They stole a bunch of over priced yellow diamonds ("really, it's the next big thing!") and 12k gold? I'd hate to be their fence.
 
2012-12-22 03:11:02 PM

Big Ramifications: Kit Fister: serpent_sky: As plans go, that's really not the worst I have ever heard.  Especially when the country is in a near-constant panic about shooters right now.

Half the shiat would stop, I think, if we stopped acting like frightened children and stood up and stopped letting these asshats rule us. It's the same thing with the terrorists in the middle east: They win and stir up shiat because we react.

Stand up to a bully, and he'll back off. If we stand up to criminals and take an active role in defending ourselves and our communities, they'll back off.
~
~
The hell?

In this particular situation, who was the bully that needed to be stood up to? What form would this standing-up-for-yourself take?


My response was to the person I quoted. It was meant as a response to that quote only.
 
2012-12-22 03:11:55 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I'm shocked that people don't think of doing it more.  When I daydream about robbing a bank, part of the imaginary plan was calling in active shooter on the other side of town 5 minutes prior to moving in.


Lucky for us, criminals are mostly stupid.
 
2012-12-22 03:12:43 PM

Gadflypaper: skinink: Police have some leads. Witnesses at the robbery claimed they heard the robbers call each other by their names: Mr Blonde, Mr Brown, Mr Orange, Mr White, Mr Blue. The sixth guy's name could not be remembered though he seemed a little effete according to observers.

Any tips?


Yeah, learn to farkin' type, 'cause if you're expecting me to help out with the rent you're in for a big farkin' surprise.
 
2012-12-22 03:14:02 PM

whither_apophis: meerkat: They robbed a Jared's?

Why?

Are there no real jewelry stores in Houston?

This! They stole a bunch of over priced yellow diamonds ("really, it's the next big thing!") and 12k gold? I'd hate to be their fence.


That's too funny.

another kind of fence:
bestwaypaving.co.uk
 
2012-12-22 03:42:13 PM
Give them an A for originality anyway.
 
2012-12-22 03:46:16 PM
From my own consumer experience, I would strongly suggest that anyone in the market for an engagement ring, wedding bands, etc. should consider Blue Nile.

Link

They will sell you loose diamonds (LOTS of stones from the very affordable to the expensive), and every stone is GFA verified, etc. If you want them to set the stone, they will but it is not forced.

I loved the stone and used their setting...later when I had to sell it (broken engagement) I got a LOT of my money back simply because the stone had good papers. I don't think you're going to get that return on your investment from a Jared, etc. ring.
 
2012-12-22 03:57:24 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Six people in Tucson "Went to Jared"

/RIP
 
2012-12-22 03:59:55 PM
Anybody can get the goods, the tough part's getting away. Plan a good enough getaway, you could steal Ebbetts Field.
 
2012-12-22 04:08:03 PM
Jared - The Galleria Of Jewelry.

/It's the jewelry store with a picture of a strip mall on its logo.
 
2012-12-22 04:21:45 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I've been to Jared with my girlfriend. The sales people are pushy. But the complimentary hot chocolate is worth the trip.


So you're saying a good hot chocolate is worth the shove?
 
2012-12-22 04:31:04 PM
Canadian Stopwatch Gang in the 70's, this was part of their signature
 
2012-12-22 04:35:16 PM
That is impossible. How can a blind man be a lookout?
 
2012-12-22 04:56:17 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Sneakytoes: Good.  Jared deserves it for making those gag-inducing commercials.

I haven't had cable TV for roughly 3 years now, but those commercials left some permanent scarring in my brain...


Every kiss begins with Kay...

/earworm
//yes, have some
 
2012-12-22 05:16:43 PM
Wiki: 17 Pages in category "Diversionary tactics"

Diversion

A
Attention seeking

B
Bait-and-switch

D
Displacement (psychology)
Distraction

E
Exaggeration

F
False flag
Feint

M
Minimisation (psychology)

P
Parthian shot
Psychological manipulation
Psychological projection

Q
Quaker Gun

S
Scapegoating

T
Tactical media

V
Victim blaming
Victim playing


/just sayin'
 
2012-12-22 05:17:09 PM

NateAsbestos: PiffMan420: Skr: Gah f'ing "IT CAN ONLY BE JARED" jiggle. Anyways, I hear of this type of subterfuge often, the perps are usually stupid enough to place the 911 call from a traceable phone though.

Just use a disposable phone. Place the call, wipe your prints, toss the phone into a river and watch the lulz ensue.

You want a serious farking distraction to commit a crime, calling in an active shooter or a hostage situation at a public place during the holidays will do it.

Or a pay phone.


a what?
 
2012-12-22 05:19:12 PM
Where's Spider-Man when you need him?!

i1182.photobucket.com

Oh. I see he's busy. :P
 
2012-12-22 05:30:22 PM

BMFPitt: Ed Finnerty: Heh. That's pretty clever.

It's a plot device in Bad Boys, Die Hard 3, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, etc, etc.


They also did it in Heat. And I think also in one of the better film noir films from the '50's. Can't remember the name but it might have been in The Big Combo.
 
2012-12-22 05:40:01 PM

BeerGraduate: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I've been to Jared with my girlfriend. The sales people are pushy. But the complimentary hot chocolate is worth the trip.

So you're saying a good hot chocolate is worth the shove?


I forgot to mention we didn't buy anything there. She was just lookin'. I was just enjoyin' my hot chocolate.
 
2012-12-22 05:44:46 PM
Its called a diversion. We did the same thing with our small town cops while we did 'Mischief' elsewhere.
but it wasnt robbing bannks or stores.
 
2012-12-22 05:45:26 PM

Rat: Remember folks, Jared is posted 30.06 in Texas, and that means its a gun free zone. You can see the sign on the front window. Gun free zone means easy pickins.

©


Luckily all that was lost was some crappy jewelry, not a bunch of innocent lives caught in the crossfire.
 
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