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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 10:37 AM

Will rolling pins be far behind??????? tongue.gif



Grandma Stops Intruder With Garden Gnome

Sun Apr 17,10:54 PM ET Strange News - AP

LONDON - A grandmother stopped an intruder from entering her home by lobbing a heavy garden gnome at him, police said Friday. Jean Collop was woken early on Tuesday morning by the sound of an intruder on the roof of her home in Wadebridge, southwest England.

"I grabbed the first thing that came to hand — one of my garden gnomes — and hurled it at him, and hit him," she recalled.

"He lay there and I began to scream. I went back into the kitchen and found a rolling pin in case he came down. I didn't want to break another gnome."

A neighbor alerted police who arrived shortly afterward and arrested the intruder.

He added: "Our usual advice would be not to get involved, but to contact the police straight away," said a spokesman for the Devon and Cornwall Police.

"We do appreciate that in the heat of the moment people react to that situation, and if it results in a happy outcome that's great."





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#2 philasteen

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Apr 18 2005, 11:17 AM)
. . . that a disarmed British populace is perfectly capable of protecting itself in a country where violent crime and murder has soared to the highest rate in the world . . .

PhilOhio, that's not accurate. Britain's murder rate is still a fraction of that of the U.S., despite the relatively large percentage increases recently.
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#3 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:58 AM

They need a copy of the new Florida law.
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:37 PM

Was it a high-capacity gnome?
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 05:12 PM

I thought all gnomes were "high caps"?

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 05:42 PM

Could it have been a sawed-off gnome? tongue.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 06:41 PM

It could have turned ugly really quick, had it been a miss-knomer.
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong there, Full Auto 45, but isn't that a photo of Nome, Alaksa?
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 08:13 PM

I wonder how long it will take for the scumbag burgler to hire a government paid barrister to sue the old girl and` lawfully` own everything thing she has ..including the deadly gnomes... laugh.gif
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:02 PM

Being lazy tonight, what is the population difference between England and the US? Those figures need averaged in as well with the murder rates.

tongue.gif Burglars beware! I have a large selection of Gnomes and Gargoyles around the property. Not one of them have green cards. tongue.gif

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:13 PM

"I'm going to insert a large garden gnome in you." Basil Faulty
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 09:25 PM

I suppose that this is unrelated, but I remember a Sgt Major That I served with in 60's said that the Brit's could have taken Arnhem bridge if their armored div. had not stopped for tea. He was there.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:39 AM

Wow, what a woman! biggrin.gif tongue.gif I think I'll have to pick up some reading material from Dr. Malcom. smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 08:13 AM

Here she is boys.....maybe we could invite her to our next Thompson shoot here in the states.

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