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(The Local)   "Hi there. I noticed you're trying to break into my house. Would you like to come in for a cup of coffee instead while we wait for the police together?"   (thelocal.se) divider line 42
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2014-01-28 05:42:35 PM  
Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist - and promptly called the police, according to local media reports.

How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?
 
2014-01-28 05:49:12 PM  
Relevant scene from 'Slacker', wherein fiction was better than fact as philosophy rather than police was involved.
 
2014-01-28 06:06:00 PM  
and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist

Hwoever did he manage to overpower the thief?
 
2014-01-28 06:07:40 PM  

"In Sweden, an individual has the right to make a citizens' arrest (envarsgripanden) when a perpetrator is caught in the act of committing a crime, provided the culprit is turned over to police as soon as possible."



Or maybe not turned over, for other reasons...


static.guim.co.uk

 
2014-01-28 06:08:51 PM  
Meanwhile in France, a broke retired crime reporter on a local newspaper was arrested after turning to burglary to supplement his pension

There's a reason whenever there is a jaded crime reporter in a story it turns out to be them.
 
2014-01-28 06:11:19 PM  
From what I've heard from other Scandinavian people, Sweden is the most pussified country in the region.

/not sure if this story confirms are rebuts that claim
 
2014-01-28 06:11:23 PM  
heh, even the criminals in Scandinavia are more civilized.

//really need to visit.
 
2014-01-28 06:14:53 PM  

Theaetetus: Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist - and promptly called the police, according to local media reports.

How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?


Is not some power more power than no power?
 
2014-01-28 06:14:58 PM  
DRTFA

Canadian?
 
2014-01-28 06:23:00 PM  

skinink: "In Sweden, an individual has the right to make a citizens' arrest (envarsgripanden) when a perpetrator is caught in the act of committing a crime, provided the culprit is turned over to police as soon as possible."

Or maybe not turned over, for other reasons...
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Good god I want to punch him in his biatch face.
 
2014-01-28 06:23:32 PM  
Pfft.

Woman lashed in face with home invader's private parts

BY CHARLES RABIN The Miami Herald

A Miami man living in the 4100 block of Northwest 18th Avenue made a big mistake when he responded to knocking on the rear door of his home at 3:10 Tuesday morning.

When he opened the door, police said, the man was confronted by two males pointing firearms at him, and demanding money. They didn't get any. The two men then moved on to his daughter-in-law's bedroom, and woke her up.

While pointing a gun at the 33-year-old woman, the men again demanded money. When one of the men didn't get what he wanted, police said, he resorted to another method of assault: Puling out his penis, and "hitting the victim in her face," with it, the police report states.

The suspects didn't get any loot, but made off with two television sets valued at $600.
 
2014-01-28 06:26:45 PM  

the801: Relevant scene from 'Slacker', wherein fiction was better than fact as philosophy rather than police was involved.


Dear lord, don't suck people into that movie.

That's 100 minutes of my life I wish I had back.
 
2014-01-28 06:27:52 PM  

Frank N Stein: From what I've heard from other Scandinavian people, Sweden is the most pussified country in the region.

/not sure if this story confirms are rebuts that claim


Oh yeah, that's very true.  There are even jokes about how stupid they are!  Like,

"How do you get a one-armed swede out of a tree?"
"You wave to him!"

You know, little jokes that are very insightful about the true nature of the swede.
 
2014-01-28 06:28:30 PM  

Frank N Stein: From what I've heard from other Scandinavian people, Sweden is the most pussified country in the region.

/not sure if this story confirms are rebuts that claim



I think the word you mean to use is 'CIVILISED'. It's a concept whose time is long overdue.
 
2014-01-28 06:31:28 PM  
Reading that article, I almost thought I could hear the Flying Circus theme
 
2014-01-28 06:33:24 PM  

Keys dude: Pfft.

Woman lashed in face with home invader's private parts

BY CHARLES RABIN The Miami Herald

A Miami man living in the 4100 block of Northwest 18th Avenue made a big mistake when he responded to knocking on the rear door of his home at 3:10 Tuesday morning.

When he opened the door, police said, the man was confronted by two males pointing firearms at him, and demanding money. They didn't get any. The two men then moved on to his daughter-in-law's bedroom, and woke her up.

While pointing a gun at the 33-year-old woman, the men again demanded money. When one of the men didn't get what he wanted, police said, he resorted to another method of assault: Puling out his penis, and "hitting the victim in her face," with it, the police report states.

The suspects didn't get any loot, but made off with two television sets valued at $600.


Well, the video should fetch a pretty penny.
 
2014-01-28 06:48:05 PM  

Finger51: Frank N Stein: From what I've heard from other Scandinavian people, Sweden is the most pussified country in the region.

/not sure if this story confirms are rebuts that claim


I think the word you mean to use is 'CIVILISED'. It's a concept whose time is long overdue.


"Civilised"

Go away Brit.
 
2014-01-28 06:55:59 PM  
Hard to believe this is the same country that produced a small number of Vikings brutal enough to carve out the guts of Russia and make the Byzantine Empire crap its collective togas.

On the other hand, they have some astoundingly pretty women, a large number of whom seem devoid of sexual inhibitions, at least in the summer.

3.bp.blogspot.com

So there's that.
 
2014-01-28 06:57:23 PM  

Frank N Stein: From what I've heard from other Scandinavian people, Sweden is the most pussified country in the region.

/not sure if this story confirms are rebuts that claim



When i was deployed with the Army in 97-98, we shared a basecamp with the Swedes. They were badasses. No rules of engagement holding them back from wrecking people that deserved it. Also, they were drunk every night. I'd want them on my side in battle every time though.
 
2014-01-28 06:59:56 PM  
What, no Florida tag?
 
2014-01-28 07:43:38 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: heh, even the criminals in Scandinavia are more civilized.

//really need to visit.


You know, there's gotta be something in the water over there.
 
2014-01-28 07:44:03 PM  

Finger51: Frank N Stein:


From what I've heard from other Scandinavian people, Sweden is the most pussified country in the region.

/not sure if this story confirms are rebuts that claim

I think the word you mean to use is 'CIVILISED'. It's a concept whose time is long overdue.


I agree, actually. Assuming s/he's harmless and/or I'm not, I might even ask why the burglary. From what I hear people are often happy to talk to you when (they think) you're pointing a gun at them, for example.

Burglary without assault is a property crime, actually, and sometimes there are good reasons for trying to break in. Because you're hungry & cold can be good enough in some circumstances. If it looked like somebody might be home I'd pound on the door and beg first, getting shot looks like no fun at all, then if nobody was home and I was truly desperate... E.g., say you're driving through someplace you don't know and there's a sudden blizzard you hadn't heard about and your car dies and there's no cell reception, would YOU just lay down and freeze to death?

You know those uninvited guests you read about who fix themselves a meal, clean up after themselves, move the laundry from the washer to the dryer and vacuum the living room before the person comes home to catch them asleep on the sofa? I probably wouldn't shoot the person; I might not even press charges if s/he didn't give me any shiat. Hell, it's not beyond me to invite the person to stay if s/he wants to keep being a good guest, especially if it's frigging cold out.

But then I'm weird. And I've been homeless, lost, cold & hungry a couple times myself. (And now I'm drunk for the 2nd time today, by the way; what do I win?)
 
2014-01-28 07:52:29 PM  

Gabrielmot: the801: Relevant scene from 'Slacker', wherein fiction was better than fact as philosophy rather than police was involved.

Dear lord, don't suck people into that movie.

That's 100 minutes of my life I wish I had back.


You should never. . .
 
2014-01-28 07:53:40 PM  
But we are WAY more civilized than Europe.  Because, you know, our own rednecks look at this as an opportunity to have a neighbor chase the guy down and fill him with bullets.  Because, you know, for the children.
 
2014-01-28 08:04:22 PM  

Kit Fister: Ow! That was my feelings!: heh, even the criminals in Scandinavia are more civilized.

//really need to visit.

You know, there's gotta be something in the water over there.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-28 08:16:52 PM  

This Amp Goes To 11: Theaetetus: Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist - and promptly called the police, according to local media reports.

How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?

Is not some power more power than no power?


So, I guess you could call the thief a power bottom?
 
2014-01-28 08:38:25 PM  

Theaetetus: This Amp Goes To 11: Theaetetus: Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist - and promptly called the police, according to local media reports.

How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?

Is not some power more power than no power?

So, I guess you could call the thief a power bottom?


Only if you have the urge to push it.
 
2014-01-28 08:46:25 PM  
Save us, oh Lord, from the wrath of the Norsemen
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 08:47:13 PM  

Theaetetus: This Amp Goes To 11: Theaetetus: Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist - and promptly called the police, according to local media reports.

How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?

Is not some power more power than no power?

So, I guess you could call the thief a power bottom?


"Turn me over and see what is there, big boy"
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-28 09:08:30 PM  

Theaetetus: How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?


Ask you wife, see if she knows.
 
2014-01-28 09:43:49 PM  
"Welcome to my home.

You have two choices now. 1) Have a cup of coffee with me while we wait for law enforcement; 2) Leave my home in a bag. Cream and/or sugar? One lump or two?"
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 09:52:37 PM  

Writerly Redoubt: "Welcome to my home.

You have two choices now. 1) Have a cup of coffee with me while we wait for law enforcement; 2) Leave my home in a bag. Cream and/or sugar? One lump or two?"


www.chadfrye.com
 
2014-01-28 10:05:15 PM  

Frank N Stein: Go away Brit.


You're just mad he didn't shoot him. Blue balled blood lust.
 
2014-01-28 10:59:59 PM  
I found some video of the incident.
 
2014-01-28 11:20:14 PM  
AS a Nordic I kind think this all normal, and we more or less say that Vikings are from Denmark and then moved into Norway Sweden and Iceland, this perhaps supported best by the line of Danish kings and that Norway and Sweden was  part of Denmark mostly and so was ice land.

Keeping all happy now we just say Nordic as it covers all,  well all but Finland who nobody is able to figure out 100% also only Nordic langue I don't read and speak ect..

Some first by Vikings
Vikings found the Australia and the US, but never found any use for it and left it
Vikings developed the fist marketing campaign when we call Greenland for Greenland to meet critical mass for emigration
 
2014-01-29 12:07:08 AM  
I once caught a couple of guys breaking into the house next door.  I had them come into my kitchen and call the cops and explain what they were doing breaking into the house.

Yes, I was holding a gun at the time.  I didn't get in any trouble for it ;)
 
2014-01-29 12:09:18 AM  

Theaetetus: Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief - who didn't resist - and promptly called the police, according to local media reports.

How do you  overpower someone who isn't using any power against you? Shouldn't that just be "managed to power the hapless thief"?


It's like racism.
 
2014-01-29 12:26:17 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-29 01:08:50 AM  

Kit Fister: Ow! That was my feelings!: heh, even the criminals in Scandinavia are more civilized.

//really need to visit.

You know, there's gotta be something in the water over there.


nah, it's just Svedka.
 
2014-01-29 04:08:12 AM  
Visiting northern Sweden at this very moment from United States (I'm in Umeå for those who care), generosity like this is pretty common. It's not that they're pussies, it's just that the situation was defused and now the would-beburglar was just another guest in the house. Coffee is just what people offer their guests around here, especially during winter.
 
2014-01-29 08:38:04 AM  

megarian: skinink: "In Sweden, an individual has the right to make a citizens' arrest (envarsgripanden) when a perpetrator is caught in the act of committing a crime, provided the culprit is turned over to police as soon as possible."

Or maybe not turned over, for other reasons...
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Good god I want to punch him in his biatch face.


Ha, you could try. She would kick your ass. :)
 
2014-01-29 08:46:05 AM  

Queensowntalia: megarian: skinink: "In Sweden, an individual has the right to make a citizens' arrest (envarsgripanden) when a perpetrator is caught in the act of committing a crime, provided the culprit is turned over to police as soon as possible."

Or maybe not turned over, for other reasons...
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Good god I want to punch him in his biatch face.

Ha, you could try. She would kick your ass. :)


SO. MUCH. EYELINER.
 
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