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Turning to a life of crime
09-DEC-2009

Turning to a life of crime

While police figures show a decline in burglaries locally anecdotal evidence suggests
an increase in house-breaking with thieves looking for gold jewellery which they can
then sell to firms offering to buy gold from the public.
With the recession, a growing number of people are unfortunately turing to a life of crime.
This gentleman was nabbed by Gardai and appeared in court today after being caught
attempting to break into an apartment block in the town centre.
In mitigation the court heard that he was of good character, had a previoiusly unblemished record,
had a wife, several elves and reindeer to support and millions of children around the world to
supply with presents. He had been vetted by police to work with children and had never been
in trouble before.
Giving him one chance, the judge said he should set a better example to the youngsters who
look up to him.
On leaving court, he was heard muttering Bah! Humbug! after finding a parking ticket on his sleigh
and the reindeers impounded.

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Norman Richard13-Dec-2009 13:41
He's a member of a gang that covers the earth, they are everywhere, blocking chimneys.
larose forest photos11-Dec-2009 04:26
Poor Santa. You can't win. Love this one combined with the story. Clever!!! VV
LynnH10-Dec-2009 22:13
So funny!!! You are very clever, Mairead!!!
Valene10-Dec-2009 19:21
Wonderful image, and the story is sooo delightful. V
Neal Nye10-Dec-2009 12:21
He's always been so good to me. He can park at my house any time he wants!
Liz Bickel10-Dec-2009 06:36
This is too cute!!! Especially with the story to go with the photo.
Mary Terry10-Dec-2009 03:39
This one made me smile. :) Great capture!
Jason Anderson10-Dec-2009 02:06
He always struck me as kind of a dodgy character. "Delivering presents," a likely story. I think it's called "breaking and entering" :o)
bill friedlander10-Dec-2009 01:54
Looks like he was hung out to dry. Love the journalism. V
Nora van Beek10-Dec-2009 00:55
Looks like even poor Santa has fallen on hard times. Very amusing story you've put to this image. Made me LOL. ~V~
Stephanie09-Dec-2009 23:20
LOL! A super story with a splendid fellow!
Phillip Normanton09-Dec-2009 22:46
LOL :o)) Throw away the key, that's what I say ;o)
Johnny JAG09-Dec-2009 21:55
You just can't trust anybody these days! Very funny caption.
tinkerb09-Dec-2009 20:47
Well caught and what a hoot
Doug Cruden09-Dec-2009 20:41
LOL...very nicely done Mairead! I liked the commentary :o)
Patricia Kay09-Dec-2009 19:50
Love the image and the story.....made me giggle....BV
Colin Storey09-Dec-2009 18:56
Lol, great funny image and storry, very well done.
Ann...09-Dec-2009 18:14
Oh! this is soooo funny - really made me laugh. Well done you!
pkocinski09-Dec-2009 18:03
What a splendid little story to go with this awesome capture! :-)
Keith O'Brien09-Dec-2009 17:42
Ha ha ha ha ha and ho ho ho ho ho! Brilliant!
Máire Uí Mhaicín09-Dec-2009 17:38
:) at Laine!
globalgadabout09-Dec-2009 16:15
perhaps the rise in taxes has left old Nick in desperate straits...great riff on this image..V
Kevin Chester09-Dec-2009 16:03
LOL Brilliant. Pleased to here they have done somthing with your Beer Tax for Xmas, maybe it might help the border rush.
Walter O. Koenig09-Dec-2009 15:44
LOL, a burglar and from the thumb I thought it might be a suicide. Great capture and description and I'll join Barbara and pitch in for the fine. :o)
laine09-Dec-2009 14:47
LOL...this is the kind of bad guy we need more of...looks like he's had the wind knocked out of him though...should we take up a collection to help pay the fine ? :))
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