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Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side?

The thief want the cop to think he was planting the trees? Donating them? Planting them to slow global warming? Greenpeace involved here? Theif say he's planting the trees to comemorate something? In memory of someone? As a windbreak?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the police try and convince the police officer that he was doing a good deed?

did he say..
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They were for someone?
Damaged in some way?
A hazzard to other trees?
he was going to use them for a specific purpose?
Einar Berg (Grainbeer)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Conifers? Deciduous trees? Relevant?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The thief want the cop to think he was planting the trees? no Donating them? this one Planting them to slow global warming? no Greenpeace involved here? no Theif say he's planting the trees to comemorate something? no In memory of someone? As a windbreak? no

Did the police try and convince the police officer that he was doing a good deed? [edit:did the thief? if so, then yes]

did he say..
They were for someone?
Damaged in some way?
A hazzard to other trees?
he was going to use them for a specific purpose?
no to all

Conifers? Deciduous trees? Relevant? not sure what deciduous means, but from searching on it, I would say yes to that. and yes, it's relevant
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it is relevant that the trees would drop their leaves on something?

Are there other people planting trees in this generic public place? Are the other trees not deciduous?
Police officer there for some other reason? Happen by? called by the others planting? relevant?

Did the trees not have leaves when theif took them?
Police officer not realize the trees are living?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a charity involved here?
Is there anything specific about the thief which is relevant? anything specific about the police officer?

Did the thief intend to use the tree for something?

Is the season of the year relevant? i.e Autumn?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it is relevant that the trees would drop their leaves on something? no, that may have been misleading.. it's only relevant that they look like that... or at least like they might... oh, i'll hint my way out of this: the trees were pretty

Are there other people planting trees in this generic public place? "are"? no. "were"? yes. Are the other trees not deciduous? other trees are identical
Police officer there for some other reason? no Happen by? yes called by the others planting? no relevant? yes, in that he happened by

Did the trees not have leaves when theif took them? irrev
Police officer not realize the trees are living? no

Is a charity involved here? no
Is there anything specific about the thief which is relevant? no anything specific about the police officer? no

Did the thief intend to use the tree for something? nothing too terribly special or relevant

Is the season of the year relevant? i.e Autumn? yes, Spring
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the trees have flowers on them? such as blossom? or fruit? coloured leaves? berries? nuts?

Is the name of the type of tree relevant?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, trees were planted by others and the thief is now unplanting them but wants the cop to think he is planting them. Right so far?

The trees he is taking are the ones that were not yet planted, correct?

He said he was donating the trees to be added to the other trees that were already planted?

What the thief was going to do with the stolen trees relevant?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the trees have flowers on them? such as blossom? or fruit? coloured leaves? berries? nuts? not relevant

Is the name of the type of tree relevant? no

Ok, trees were planted by others and the thief is now unplanting them but wants the cop to think he is planting them. Right so far? no

The trees he is taking are the ones that were not yet planted, correct? yes

He said he was donating the trees to be added to the other trees that were already planted? yes... i think you have it here, but put together what was said and why the cop let him take the trees

What the thief was going to do with the stolen trees relevant? no
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The theif said "I saw the folks planting these trees and they were so pretty that a got some more and brought them down so the city could enjoy even more of them during this wonderful springtime season."?
I seem to be missing something here. Are there holes already dug for the additional trees?

Were the trees actually planted in the spring? Cop think they were? Trees actually planted much earlier?

Cop said to take the trees because Spring is not the planting season for the trees?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The theif said "I saw the folks planting these trees and they were so pretty that a got some more and brought them down so the city could enjoy even more of them during this wonderful springtime season."? not exactly

I seem to be missing something here. you're not missing much Are there holes already dug for the additional trees? no holes dug

Were the trees actually planted in the spring? no trees have been planted yet Cop think they were? Trees actually planted much earlier? timing of the trees being planted is not relevant, it's only relevant that the trees were not yet planted

Cop said to take the trees because Spring is not the planting season for the trees? the season does not factor into what the cop decided, it is only relevant to determine the trees being where they were

hint: It was a day or so later that the police officer ever realized this guy was a thief.
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, trees are in a generic public place a day or so before they would actually be planted?

The thief said that the trees were to be used to replace existing trees that were not as pretty?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, trees are in a generic public place a day or so before they would actually be planted? yes

The thief said that the trees were to be used to replace existing trees that were not as pretty? no, on the wrong track

The thief told a lie to the police officer who, after believing the lie, told the thief to take a trees and leave.

Almost there... what did they thief tell the police officer he was doing that allowed him to take a tree... a few more questions and i'll spoil this, as we're very close...
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the theif tell the police officer a lie about how the trees would grow? How many leaves they would produce?

Police officer concerned about how big the trees will get? Cleaning up the dropped leaves? How fast the trees will grow?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the theif tell the police officer a lie about how the trees would grow? no How many leaves they would produce? no

Police officer concerned about how big the trees will get? no Cleaning up the dropped leaves? no How fast the trees will grow? no
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant where the thief said the trees came from?
Who the trees were being provided by? Thief say he was delivering the trees for someone else? More than one other person?
Did the police officer have a personal interest here that is relevant?
Are the trees associated with some other entity that is relevant? Like another city? school? country?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 4:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant where the thief said the trees came from? yes
Who the trees were being provided by? yes Thief say he was delivering the trees for someone else? not really More than one other person? no
Did the police officer have a personal interest here that is relevant? no
Are the trees associated with some other entity that is relevant? Like another city? school? country? no and none of these
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 4:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thief say that the trees came from another state? Another country? Donated by terrorists? Some other unfavorable body?

or is this more about who the thief said HE was? Thief claim to be a member of some group? Organization? Motorcycle gang? Other unsavory entity?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thief say that the trees came from another state? Another country? Donated by terrorists? Some other unfavorable body?

or is this more about who the thief said HE was? Thief claim to be a member of some group? Organization? Motorcycle gang? Other unsavory entity? no to all... on the wrong track. let me set it up and you can put it to bed:

Cop comes up to a guy, notices he has a tree in his truck near other trees that are to be planted. Guy says something (refer to puzzle title) and the cop tells him to leave with the tree. Later he realizes he let a thief get away with a stolen tree.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side.

The thief said he was delivering trees vs. taking them away? Did the thief claim there were more trees in the truck than the invoice said to deliver or something? And he was trying to figure out what to do with the extra?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The thief said he was delivering trees vs. taking them away? yea, and now...

********** SPOILER ***********
My wife works for our state's Department of Transportation and told me this true story. Apparently, they were planting trees on the side of the road. They lined up a bunch of trees and planted most of them and were planning to come back the following day to plant the rest. These were really nice expensive trees so some guy decided he was going to drive by and steal one. After he put the tree in his truck a police officer stopped and asked him what he was doing. Quick thinking, he said he had some extra trees from a separate project at his house that he thought he'd be generous and drop off an extra tree he had. The police officer told him he was not allowed to do that and to leave at once with the tree.

Thanks for playing.

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