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(Kansas.com)   You know all those silly things you did when you were drunk in college that you thought were funny at the time but in reality they were criminal acts? It turns out you can still be arrested for them decades later   (kansas.com) divider line 27
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2013-08-26 06:24:24 PM
3 votes:

Great Janitor: Let's see, pranks I did in college involved:

trespassing
stripping a man down to his boxers, hogtying him face down onto his skateboard and dropping him off at the gay guy's dorm room.
finding one man's pot stash and putting it into the front seat of the truck owned by the annoying Christian
identity theft (multiple counts)
taping the pages of a Hustler to the dorm window of the annoying Christian so that when he woke up Sunday morning for church the first thing he saw was two hot lesbians in a 69
trespassing and having sex in another person's dorm room (some people should really lock their doors.  My room was messy so I borrowed someone else's).
stole one dude's tv remote, took it apart, and made a scavenger hunt with clues for him to locate all the parts for the remote.
filled a dorm room key hole with super glue.
when someone asked for a computer game I had, I gave them a floppy disk with a computer virus
Once I filled a floppy disk with match head scrapings and nail polish remover, wrote on the disk the name of some SNES games.  Someone asked to borrow it.  That was the last floppy disk he ever used.
Left fully charged capacitors in my dorm room because one guy liked to visit and mess with my stuff

Now, one prank did result in an ass kicking.  I was in the bathroom doing my dishes (we had no kitchen) and I saw a friend of mine heading to the bathroom, so when the door opened, I thought it was him.  I had a two gallon bucket filled with water.  I shouted "Ooops" and dumped it in the stall I thought he was in.  My friend wasn't in the restroom.  I got the guy who moved in that day, it was the first shiat he had ever taken in that building and I splashed him with two gallons of cold water.  As he slammed him into the wall, I made some insults about his mother.  My injuries have healed, those jabs about his mother probably still hurt him 10 years later.


You sound retarded
2013-08-26 06:47:35 PM
2 votes:
They are coming to search your garage.
atomictoasters.com
2013-08-26 06:40:52 PM
2 votes:

Great Janitor: Let's see, pranks I did in college involved:

trespassing
stripping a man down to his boxers, hogtying him face down onto his skateboard and dropping him off at the gay guy's dorm room.
finding one man's pot stash and putting it into the front seat of the truck owned by the annoying Christian
identity theft (multiple counts)
taping the pages of a Hustler to the dorm window of the annoying Christian so that when he woke up Sunday morning for church the first thing he saw was two hot lesbians in a 69
trespassing and having sex in another person's dorm room (some people should really lock their doors.  My room was messy so I borrowed someone else's).
stole one dude's tv remote, took it apart, and made a scavenger hunt with clues for him to locate all the parts for the remote.
filled a dorm room key hole with super glue.
when someone asked for a computer game I had, I gave them a floppy disk with a computer virus
Once I filled a floppy disk with match head scrapings and nail polish remover, wrote on the disk the name of some SNES games.  Someone asked to borrow it.  That was the last floppy disk he ever used.
Left fully charged capacitors in my dorm room because one guy liked to visit and mess with my stuff

Now, one prank did result in an ass kicking.  I was in the bathroom doing my dishes (we had no kitchen) and I saw a friend of mine heading to the bathroom, so when the door opened, I thought it was him.  I had a two gallon bucket filled with water.  I shouted "Ooops" and dumped it in the stall I thought he was in.  My friend wasn't in the restroom.  I got the guy who moved in that day, it was the first shiat he had ever taken in that building and I splashed him with two gallons of cold water.  As he slammed him into the wall, I made some insults about his mother.  My injuries have healed, those jabs about his mother probably still hurt him 10 years later.


You ever prank somebody to death with a tire iron while you're at it?  You sure sound the type for it.

/Obscure?
//I'd hope nothing with Walken would be obscure on Fark.
2013-08-26 05:41:10 PM
2 votes:
Great Janitor

I put that one dude's tv remote back together.  It still worked.
Dorm room key hole was replaced by the dorm building
I removed the computer virus (for $50)
And I convinced the person who borrowed that other floppy disk that he floppy drive was broken and that's why my disk melted.



So it sounds like you made no amends at all.
2013-08-26 05:12:38 PM
2 votes:

Great Janitor: Let's see, pranks I did in college involved:

trespassing
stripping a man down to his boxers, hogtying him face down onto his skateboard and dropping him off at the gay guy's dorm room.
finding one man's pot stash and putting it into the front seat of the truck owned by the annoying Christian
identity theft (multiple counts)
taping the pages of a Hustler to the dorm window of the annoying Christian so that when he woke up Sunday morning for church the first thing he saw was two hot lesbians in a 69
trespassing and having sex in another person's dorm room (some people should really lock their doors.  My room was messy so I borrowed someone else's).
stole one dude's tv remote, took it apart, and made a scavenger hunt with clues for him to locate all the parts for the remote.
filled a dorm room key hole with super glue.
when someone asked for a computer game I had, I gave them a floppy disk with a computer virus
Once I filled a floppy disk with match head scrapings and nail polish remover, wrote on the disk the name of some SNES games.  Someone asked to borrow it.  That was the last floppy disk he ever used.
Left fully charged capacitors in my dorm room because one guy liked to visit and mess with my stuff

Now, one prank did result in an ass kicking.  I was in the bathroom doing my dishes (we had no kitchen) and I saw a friend of mine heading to the bathroom, so when the door opened, I thought it was him.  I had a two gallon bucket filled with water.  I shouted "Ooops" and dumped it in the stall I thought he was in.  My friend wasn't in the restroom.  I got the guy who moved in that day, it was the first shiat he had ever taken in that building and I splashed him with two gallons of cold water.  As he slammed him into the wall, I made some insults about his mother.  My injuries have healed, those jabs about his mother probably still hurt him 10 years later.


Wow. Those are pranks? Ever repay anyone for the stuff you destroyed?
2013-08-26 04:53:23 PM
2 votes:
My roommate and I published the college underground newspaper using "borrowed" printing equipment from Student Government.
They never used it, so I doubt they missed it -- it was a farking ditto machine, for those of you old enough to remember that.
We thought we were so goddamn cool and secretive, but at one point my roommate was called in to the dean's office for something else (nondisciplinary, he was a cool administrator who just liked to chat sometimes), and the dean just HAPPENED to have a copy of every single issue of the underground newspaper neatly arranged on his desk.  He talked to my roommate for half an hour about other stuff, and never even mentioned what was on his desk.  We made a late-night visit to SG and put all the stuff back fairly soon after that.

Keeping a valuable piece of art for 25 years is moronic.  Guy could have saved himself a ton of hurt by anonymously dropping it off, or "finding" it somewhere.  If he'd have done it right, he could have been known as the dude who FOUND and returned the bust.  What an idiot.
2013-08-26 04:37:28 PM
2 votes:
Er. Stealing the statue and leaving it posed with Ronald McDonald is a prank. One deserving of a misdemeanor charge and paying for damages if you get caught, kind of thing.

Legging off with a piece of artwork and holding on to it for a quarter century is a wee bit different.
2013-08-26 04:33:04 PM
2 votes:
That's not a prank.  It's theft.

It's amazing to me that so many college kids think calling theft a "prank" somehow makes it OK.  Couches from dorm lounges, computers from labs--"aw, no big deal, just a prank!"
2013-08-26 04:30:17 PM
2 votes:

Unoriginal_Username: Why the hell would you still have that? Sounds like it's something he likes to brag about and someone got tired of his bullshiat
Why not take the thing, and drop it in a bush around the corner?


Exactly what I was thinking.  You don't keep shiat when you pull pranks like that.
2013-08-26 04:28:38 PM
2 votes:
Why the hell would you still have that? Sounds like it's something he likes to brag about and someone got tired of his bullshiat
Why not take the thing, and drop it in a bush around the corner?
2013-08-26 04:26:11 PM
2 votes:
Netflix should make a series based on this concept
2013-08-26 10:28:05 PM
1 votes:
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
For two decades and five in my basement, said I -
I had the stolen bust of some guy,
But I guess it didn't make a difference.
2013-08-26 10:00:54 PM
1 votes:

duckpoopy: Great Janitor: Let's see, pranks I did in college involved:

trespassing
stripping a man down to his boxers, hogtying him face down onto his skateboard and dropping him off at the gay guy's dorm room.
finding one man's pot stash and putting it into the front seat of the truck owned by the annoying Christian
identity theft (multiple counts)
taping the pages of a Hustler to the dorm window of the annoying Christian so that when he woke up Sunday morning for church the first thing he saw was two hot lesbians in a 69
trespassing and having sex in another person's dorm room (some people should really lock their doors.  My room was messy so I borrowed someone else's).
stole one dude's tv remote, took it apart, and made a scavenger hunt with clues for him to locate all the parts for the remote.
filled a dorm room key hole with super glue.
when someone asked for a computer game I had, I gave them a floppy disk with a computer virus
Once I filled a floppy disk with match head scrapings and nail polish remover, wrote on the disk the name of some SNES games.  Someone asked to borrow it.  That was the last floppy disk he ever used.
Left fully charged capacitors in my dorm room because one guy liked to visit and mess with my stuff

Now, one prank did result in an ass kicking.  I was in the bathroom doing my dishes (we had no kitchen) and I saw a friend of mine heading to the bathroom, so when the door opened, I thought it was him.  I had a two gallon bucket filled with water.  I shouted "Ooops" and dumped it in the stall I thought he was in.  My friend wasn't in the restroom.  I got the guy who moved in that day, it was the first shiat he had ever taken in that building and I splashed him with two gallons of cold water.  As he slammed him into the wall, I made some insults about his mother.  My injuries have healed, those jabs about his mother probably still hurt him 10 years later.

You sound retarded like a sociopath.

2013-08-26 08:15:35 PM
1 votes:

diabloninja: dahmers love zombie: diabloninja: Talks on a condition that they won't name his school.

Paper names school.

Paper named school he stole it from, not school he was attending.  Probably wouldn't be too hard to figure it out.  Kansas university with the same frat as Wichita State (which only has 6).

From the article:


Potter spoke on the condition The Eagle not name the university or fraternity he belonged to at the time of the theft, to protect their integrity.

Told by a man now grown, the tale unfolds thusly:

The caper started, Potter said, in late March 1987 at a bar in a town he refused to name. Potter - a student at a Kansas university - was drinking with friends when, he said, fraternity pledges from WSU approached.


You're failing to take note of the "a" in front of Kansas, and the lowercase "u" in university. The school was not named.
2013-08-26 07:29:53 PM
1 votes:
Ah, Missouri, where a college graduate can claim to have never heard of Robert Frost, even after having stolen a bust of the man, and no one will call shenanigans on him, because they (sadly) know it to be true!

/Missouri college graduate
//am aware that this guy actually went to college in Kansas
///does that mean that he didn't get accepted in Missouri?
2013-08-26 07:20:02 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: Great Janitor: Let's see, pranks I did in college involved:

trespassing
stripping a man down to his boxers, hogtying him face down onto his skateboard and dropping him off at the gay guy's dorm room.
finding one man's pot stash and putting it into the front seat of the truck owned by the annoying Christian
identity theft (multiple counts)
taping the pages of a Hustler to the dorm window of the annoying Christian so that when he woke up Sunday morning for church the first thing he saw was two hot lesbians in a 69
trespassing and having sex in another person's dorm room (some people should really lock their doors.  My room was messy so I borrowed someone else's).
stole one dude's tv remote, took it apart, and made a scavenger hunt with clues for him to locate all the parts for the remote.
filled a dorm room key hole with super glue.
when someone asked for a computer game I had, I gave them a floppy disk with a computer virus
Once I filled a floppy disk with match head scrapings and nail polish remover, wrote on the disk the name of some SNES games.  Someone asked to borrow it.  That was the last floppy disk he ever used.
Left fully charged capacitors in my dorm room because one guy liked to visit and mess with my stuff

Now, one prank did result in an ass kicking.  I was in the bathroom doing my dishes (we had no kitchen) and I saw a friend of mine heading to the bathroom, so when the door opened, I thought it was him.  I had a two gallon bucket filled with water.  I shouted "Ooops" and dumped it in the stall I thought he was in.  My friend wasn't in the restroom.  I got the guy who moved in that day, it was the first shiat he had ever taken in that building and I splashed him with two gallons of cold water.  As he slammed him into the wall, I made some insults about his mother.  My injuries have healed, those jabs about his mother probably still hurt him 10 years later.

You ever prank somebody to death with a tire iron while you're at it?  You sure sound the type f ...



Funny things:

1) Repeatedly calling male college students "men".  If mom and dad are paying bills, they're "kids".
2) Stealing pot but not keeping it for yourself and your friends.
3) Charging $50 to remove a virus, cuz nobody else could run a freeware antivirus program (and if it was pre-freeware antivirus, then Norton prolly would have cost less than $50)
4) Thinking it hurts more to have your Mom called names than get punched in the face.
5) Thinking you made such an impression as a badass name-caller that someone remembers you 10 yrs later.
2013-08-26 05:09:23 PM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
2013-08-26 04:51:39 PM
1 votes:
Actually, if the incident had ended with him returning it anonymously a couple years later when he sobered up and it was later traced back to him, he  wouldn't have been arrested for it decades later.

It was really the "still having the stolen piece on the mantel in your living room where visitors can see it" part that brought the hammer down on this one.  I've done way worse and gotten off with an apology pretty easily, because I was usually apologizing to the cops or whoever within a couple weeks of whatever shiat I'd pulled, not after I'd been caught and enough time had passed to make it clear I'd no actual intent to make things right.

//I've been on the other end of it too, enough times to the point a friend told me that I have a signature bored tone when I say "we don't intend to press charges".  It's all part of the compromise for civilization, that people have to know when to throw the book and when it's not worth it.
2013-08-26 04:47:12 PM
1 votes:

justanotherfarkinfarker: Can be charged, but should be charged after 25 years. fark no. Just get the bust back and who cares.


I just wonder how many times this asshole moved and had to deliberately place this thing in a box then unpack it and put it up somewhere new.  He deserves a pretty hefty fine IMHO.
2013-08-26 04:43:50 PM
1 votes:
Can be charged, but should be charged after 25 years. fark no. Just get the bust back and who cares.

/can't be charged for any dumb shiat I did in college as enough time passed and I never had any warrants. As far as I know I dumped any of the stupid crap we stole long ago.
//now days with everything ending up on youtube and facebook I'd be farked.
2013-08-26 04:37:18 PM
1 votes:

Pick: Back in the early 80's a room mate stiffed me on a $300 phone bill. I handed him the bill, which he said he would pay and never paid it. I always assumed he did. Well about 8 years later a collection agency called my father, posing as "a friend" of mine. Dad gave them my phone number, and long story short, I ended up having to pay the bill.


That bill was WAY out of SOL. You didn't have to pay it.
2013-08-26 04:34:21 PM
1 votes:

Pick: Back in the early 80's a room mate stiffed me on a $300 phone bill. I handed him the bill, which he said he would pay and never paid it. I always assumed he did. Well about 8 years later a collection agency called my father, posing as "a friend" of mine. Dad gave them my phone number, and long story short, I ended up having to pay the bill.


Well then, you were probably an idiot.

In most jurisdictions in the US, the Statute of Limitations on debt is 7 years.  After that point, it can't appear on your credit report and they can't sue you for it.  They can still write you asking for the money, they can still make collection calls, but they can't make you pay.

It's a little longer in some states, so I can't say for sure without knowing the state involved, but after 8 years, in most of the US, you can tell them to STFU.  You send the collection agency a "Cease Communication" notice under the terms of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and that forces them to stop all collection activity aimed at you, they have to either completely give up or file suit. . .and they won't file suit if it's after that deadline, so that's the end of that.
2013-08-26 04:34:00 PM
1 votes:
In before...

imageshack.us
2013-08-26 04:32:58 PM
1 votes:

Iknhaton: Unoriginal_Username: Why the hell would you still have that? Sounds like it's something he likes to brag about and someone got tired of his bullshiat
Why not take the thing, and drop it in a bush around the corner?

Exactly what I was thinking.  You don't keep shiat when you pull pranks like that.


I thought the same thing. His problem isn't that he stole the bust twenty-five years ago, it's that he kept it. Isn't that technically an ongoing crime?
2013-08-26 04:31:45 PM
1 votes:
The headline is inaccurate. The original theft is not what he was prosecuted for, but for still having the stolen goods.

There is a difference.
2013-08-26 04:29:18 PM
1 votes:
A 45 year old plumber with two divorces. He's made plenty of other mistakes in his life.
2013-08-26 04:24:13 PM
1 votes:
Good thing I never did anything illegal in college.
 
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