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(BBC)   Thieves steal £30,000 of handbags before escaping on mopeds, in what police believe to be an attempt to break the record for World's Least Masculine Crime   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2008-05-17 2:48:37 PM  
+1, subby
 
2008-05-17 3:14:01 PM  
Well done Subby, +1
 
2008-05-17 3:43:54 PM  
I guess the Most Masculine Crime would be stealing $400,000 of assault rifles and fleeing on Harleys?5
 
2008-05-17 3:47:59 PM  
Fabulous!
 
2008-05-17 3:50:44 PM  
I'm gonna go with 'Gay Mafia' for $200, Alex.
 
2008-05-17 3:50:45 PM  
I lol'd.
 
2008-05-17 3:51:08 PM  
I certainly hope the shoes matched.
 
OZZ
2008-05-17 3:52:09 PM  
Nicely played Subby
 
2008-05-17 3:54:52 PM  
depending on the brand, that's 10-12 purses.
easy swag to snag, easy to fence.
 
2008-05-17 3:57:35 PM  
Chariset: I guess the Most Masculine Crime would be stealing $400,000 of assault rifles and fleeing, drinking some stolen beer, doing some raping, having a shootout with the cops, doing some raping, then, slowly cruising away on Harleys?
 
2008-05-17 3:58:14 PM  
Anyone else having a problem with clicking on links and/or TotalFark?
 
2008-05-17 3:58:59 PM  
Jerry: Hey! Officer! Someone took my European carryall!

Cop: Your what?

Jerry: The...black, leather...thing with a strap.

Cop: You mean a purse?

Jerry: Yes, a purse. I carry a purse!
 
2008-05-17 3:59:46 PM  
I, also, LOL'd.

If chased, I picture them shrieking like Ned Flanders
 
2008-05-17 4:00:44 PM  
Certainly the most important part of a crime is looking macho while committing it.
 
2008-05-17 4:01:04 PM  
DerekSD 2008-05-17 03:54:52 PM
depending on the brand, that's 10-12 purses.
easy swag to snag, easy to fence.

Yup. My co-worker spent $500ish on a LV purse...then asked for train money that week from us.
 
2008-05-17 4:04:30 PM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2008-05-17 4:06:41 PM  
Wanted for questioning
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/Shoe store alert level : Burgandy
 
2008-05-17 4:07:27 PM  
Chariset: I guess the Most Masculine Crime would be stealing $400,000 of assault rifles and fleeing on Harleys?5

I'm not so sure about that.


Link (new window and not a RR) maybe NSFW
 
2008-05-17 4:13:07 PM  
+1
 
2008-05-17 4:13:09 PM  
"Outnumbered by six thieves, she said the guard took cover in the stock room. Police believe the gang used two mopeds to escape with the goods."

"After a short scuffle, one of the men ran and the other tried to escape on the moped, at one point running over an officer before being arrested.

The officer was treated in hospital for minor head injuries before being released. "

Doesnt anyone over there have a gun? Here in the USA we would have had 5 clips unloaded into the thief before he made it over the officer and down the street.
 
2008-05-17 4:13:20 PM  
Where they riding with no helmet on, saying "Ciao"?
 
2008-05-17 4:15:22 PM  
Oh, sweet lord.

can't... stop... giggling...

Have the headlines of the year nominations started yet?
 
2008-05-17 4:15:27 PM  
Unfortunately, the Guinness Book doesn't accept submissions for world records involving illegal acts. I learned that the hard way when I tried contacting them about my attempts at breaking the record for most prostitutes solicited in a 24 period. If only I had called them before making my attempt I could have avoided this damn clap :(


This story reminds me - if anybody has a copy of GTA Vice City for PC, load it up and type in the cheat code 'ahairdresserscar' and see what happens.
 
2008-05-17 4:18:48 PM  
The handbags and the glad rags
that your poor old Grad dad
had to sweat to buy...
 
2008-05-17 4:18:53 PM  
Chariset: I guess the Most Masculine Crime would be stealing $400,000 of assault rifles and fleeing on Harleys?5

How about blasting your way into Fort Knox in a machinegun-festooned monster truck and hauling off half the worlds' gold supply while you're having a wild orgy with strippers on the hood of the truck?
 
2008-05-17 4:27:03 PM  
Chariset: I guess the Most Masculine Crime would be stealing $400,000 of assault rifles and fleeing on Harleys?5

Making Chuck Norris be your bottom?
 
2008-05-17 4:31:27 PM  
Lizard: DerekSD 2008-05-17 03:54:52 PM
depending on the brand, that's 10-12 purses.
easy swag to snag, easy to fence.

Yup. My co-worker spent $500ish on a LV purse...then asked for train money that week from us.


That's nothing, my sister spent nearly $20,000 on a Birkin Bag. Apparently it is one of the less expensive Birkin Bags.
 
2008-05-17 4:31:50 PM  
ok, thats some funny shiat, good jorb subbie.
 
2008-05-17 4:33:39 PM  
Elmo Jones: Chariset: I guess the Most Masculine Crime would be stealing $400,000 of assault rifles and fleeing, drinking some stolen beer, doing some raping, having a shootout with the cops, doing some raping, then, slowly cruising away on Harleys?

I guess so, 'cause they like rape.
 
2008-05-17 4:33:42 PM  
The robbery came a week after the shop was burgled and nine crocodile skin bags valued at £80,000 were taken.

WTF? £8,888 each?
 
2008-05-17 4:37:25 PM  
skinbubble: Fabulous!

No, no skin, you have to stretch out the 1st and 3rd consonants and say it with sing-song and reverb.

Kinda like this: Ahem...Faaabuloouus!!

Ok, now you try it.
 
2008-05-17 4:41:42 PM  
£30,000 worth of handbags, which cost $100 to manufacture using Chinese sweat shop labour.
 
2008-05-17 4:51:32 PM  
people are still spending more than 20 bucks for a farking bag?!?? no wonder the world economys going down the shiatter, everyones driving inflation themselves. if you have the money to spend 20000 on a tiny bag that can maybe fit that much worth of coke, you are doing it wrong. jesus no wonder everyone hates the west.
 
2008-05-17 4:52:04 PM  
Gish21: £30,000 worth of handbags, which cost $100 to manufacture using Chinese sweat shop labour.

Did Chinese sweat shop workers get a raise? Be more like $10.
 
2008-05-17 5:12:58 PM  
What? No police PURSE-uit?
They'll never BAG the thieves that way.

/reach...
 
2008-05-17 5:28:40 PM  
Thieves steal £30,000 of handbags before escaping on mopeds, in what police believe to be an attempt to break the record for World's Least Masculine Crime

I bet this is related to the cops busting the flea market fakes last week.....
 
2008-05-17 5:33:37 PM  
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Wanted for questioning
 
2008-05-17 5:56:59 PM  
skrewewe: Doesnt anyone over there have a gun? Here in the USA we would have had 5 clips unloaded into the thief before he made it over the officer and down the street.

Mall Ninja, is that you?
 
2008-05-17 6:07:29 PM  
"After a short scuffle, one of the men ran and the other tried to escape on the moped, at one point running over an officer before being arrested."

Methinks the robbers are fans of GTA4.
 
2008-05-17 6:12:39 PM  
SpeckledJim, no that is not me, and that is a cool link.
 
2008-05-17 6:21:50 PM  
Outnumbered by six thieves, she said the guard took cover in the stock room. Police believe the gang used two mopeds to escape with the goods.

That must have been one slow speed escape.
 
2008-05-17 7:42:00 PM  
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2008-05-17 7:52:41 PM  
DerekSD: depending on the brand, that's 10-12 purses.
easy swag to snag, easy to fence.


Or, uhm, around 75% of one Birkin in Porosus (new stratosphere). Hermes, saving the world from baby crocodiles, one bag at a time.

But shipping is free, so there's that.
 
2008-05-17 7:57:01 PM  
Beavosaurus Rex: The robbery came a week after the shop was burgled and nine crocodile skin bags valued at £80,000 were taken.

WTF? £8,888 each?


Only £8,888? Meh. Gotta be cheap workmanship. See my post above this one. $37,999 for one handbag, now we're starting to talk serious handbaggery.
 
2008-05-17 8:21:40 PM  
SpeelChuck:
WTF? £8,888 each?

Only £8,888? Meh. Gotta be cheap workmanship. See my post above this one. $37,999 for one handbag, now we're starting to talk serious handbaggery.


Anyone who pays that much for a handbag deserves to be shot in the head. Crocodiles are grown dirt cheap, and the bags are assembled for a few dollars a piece in sweatshops in China. Of course, people have a right to spend on one bag what would take an entire lifetime for the people who make them to earn, but they also deserve the utter contempt of the rest of world, and a special place in hell, if it were to exist.
 
2008-05-17 8:53:02 PM  
Alright I am going to start selling overpriced handbags now, seems the way to go. I think I will put name on them 'Paul Smith'. I think this could work.
 
2008-05-17 10:08:26 PM  
SpeckledJim: skrewewe: Doesnt anyone over there have a gun? Here in the USA we would have had 5 clips unloaded into the thief before he made it over the officer and down the street.

Mall Ninja, is that you?


My god, that was hilarious. Reminds me of a mall ninja Fark had a while ago named La270Hunter. He tried to pass himself of as a spec ops trooper belonging to some "secret un-named special forces unit". His knowledge of firearms and tactics was laughable even from an armchair general perspective, even more amusing when exposed by the occasional veteran military guy on fark. He was kinda like the Convincingsavants big brother or something. Good times.
 
2008-05-17 10:46:37 PM  
Gish21: Anyone who pays that much for a handbag deserves to be shot in the head beat to death with the aforementioned bag.

FTFY
 
2008-05-18 6:20:18 AM  
Police say they now have a significant lead on one of the suspects, following the issuing of a description yesterday. Shortly after telling reporters that they were looking for a caucasian male around 6ft tall wearing a black hooded top and Adidas trainers, they received an anonymous call claiming "How dare you! They were Yves Saint Laurent black leather suede trim sneakers, actually. Not that you people would know the first thing about style, with your drab charcoal trousers and lime-green jackets. I mean, hello?! Could you be any less coordinated?"
 
2008-05-18 9:28:59 AM  
I have never laughed harder or louder at a headline, subby.

If the interet weren't such a dangerous place, I'd paypal you a dollar.

:)
 
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