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Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 1:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anticipation became a matter of official record

Might go Quickly!
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Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 6:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did anyone actually pick a pocket? Or two?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 5:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woubit:

did anyone actually pick a pocket? Or two?no
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 9:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

any crime? anyone arrested? any fraud? police involved?

one individual involved? 2? 3? 4? 5? more? any groups of people?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 11:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

~damia~:

any crime?Yes anyone arrested?yes any fraud?No police involved?yes

one individual involved? 2? 3?Three relevant[2 very one less so] not including the police 4? 5? more? any groups of people?
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is 1 a criminal? 2? 3? is 1 a victim? 2?

any relevant job? jobs?

1 = ham? 2? 3?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 6:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

~damia~:

is 1 a criminal?yope 2?no 3?no is 1 a victim?no 2?noish

any relevant job? jobs?no

1 = ham?hcm 2?haf 3?haf

presume that 1 (eric) and 2 (marlene) are the main ones, and 3 (Rose) is the less relevant person. The names are random by the way and will not help you solve!
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 9:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is eric marlenes child? is Roses relationship relevant? is erics school involved? a teacher?

official record = official school record? police record?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is eric marlenes child?yes is Roses relationship relevant?Yessish is erics school involved?no a teacher?no

official record = official school record?no police record?Yes
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a Christmassy puzzle? Is eric the one anticpating? if so the coming of Santa Claus?

IS the crime murder? theft? burglary? arson? assault? white collar crime?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a Christmassy puzzle?yes Is eric the one anticpating?Yes if so the coming of Santa Claus?not exactly...

IS the crime murder?no theft?Yes burglary? arson? assault? white collar crime?no to rest

I have a feeling that this one is about to go quickly!
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he anticipating a particular present he had asked for ?

Did Eric end up with the criminal record? Marlene? Rose?

Did Eric receive a present that was stolen or did he steal one himself?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he anticipating a particular present he had asked for ? yes

Did Eric end up with the criminal record?yes Marlene? Rose? no to both

Did Eric receive a present that was stolen no or did he steal one himself?Yope
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that last question was hard to answer BTW!
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 4:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he take something he thought was a present? or did he know it was a crime?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he take something he thought was a present?Yope or did he know it was a crime?no
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 6:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this puzzle involve somebody trying to sneak a peak at their presents before Christmas?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 6:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this puzzle involve somebody trying to sneak a peak at their presents before Christmas?a little more than that but yes... want to finish it off?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the guy playing Santa, dropping off presents and got arrested as an intruder? Trying to pull off a gift exchange without being seen? Did he wake up really early to be the first to tear into his presents and was thought to be a burglar?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the guy playing Santa, dropping off presents and got arrested as an intruder?no- Eric got the criminal record Trying to pull off a gift exchange without being seen?No Did he wake up really early to be the first to tear into his presents and was thought to be a burglar? close but not nearly close enough...
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Eric commits a theft that's innocent in nature correct? did this happen on Christmas night(eve) ? or before ? Do we need to establish what the toy Eric had asked for was? Is Eric asleep when "Santa" arrives. Does he sit up waiting for him?

I had a brilliant answer about Eric getting a fingerprint set and ending up convicting his mother of a long unsolved robbery but c'est la vie.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Eric commits a theft that's innocent in nature correct?yessish did this happen on Christmas night(eve) ?no or before ?yes Do we need to establish what the toy Eric had asked for was?If you can... but not strictly necessary... Is Eric asleep when "Santa" arrives.Irr Does he sit up waiting for him?irr

I had a brilliant answer about Eric getting a fingerprint set and ending up convicting his mother of a long unsolved robbery but c'est la vie. Ah Peter! Now you see what you should have done there is to hold on to that and then post it yourself!
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drat what a good puzzle that would have made.

Is Eric's crime shoplifting? does he see the toy he had asked for in a toy shop? and thinks that it's his property? was he visiting santa in a supermarket or mall?

Is the toy some modern gadgetry (?) or something i might have gotten as a youngster? Lego? mechano? an action figure? toy truck ? car?

Remember Tonkas?!!!!!!!!
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drat what a good puzzle that would have made. indeed... ah well...

Is Eric's crime shoplifting?No does he see the toy he had asked for in a toy shop?no and thinks that it's his property?no was he visiting santa in a supermarket or mall?no

Is the toy some modern gadgetry (?)Modern or something i might have gotten as a youngster? Lego? mechano? an action figure? toy truck ? car? no

Remember Tonkas?!!!!!!!!oh Yes!

The exact toy is irrelevant.... to stop this worthless path of enquiry it was a Nintendo Game Boy
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 10:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Eric find the Game Boy before Santa gets to deliver it? Does he play with it before Christmas? Does he take it to school?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 3:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Eric find the Game Boy before Santa gets to deliver it? not Santa... but yessish Does he play with it before Christmas?probably Does he take it to school?no
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Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 1:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the theft that of the Game Boy itself? Does Marlene report the theft? Rose? Do we need to establish how many days before Christmas this takes place? Does Rose live with Eric & Marlene?
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Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the theft that of the Game Boy itself?yes! Does Marlene report the theft?Yes! Rose?No Do we need to establish how many days before Christmas this takes place?Not really Does Rose live with Eric & Marlene?Yes!

This was always meant to be a quickie... and you now have the main details... so interest is gone... so...

****************** SPOILER *********************

This actually happened!Last year a boy aged 12 in South Carolina was arrested for Petty Larceny after he was reported to the Police by his mother Why? He unwrapped a Christmas present from his Grandmother early in December. The present was underneath the tree and he had been told not to touch it, but he opened it and took it to his room. From the report I have linked to, it would seem that she had reached the end of her tether with him, and wanted to give him a shock. Wonder if it worked?

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1205062xmas1.html
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Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 2:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My goodness that's incredible.

It beats the threat of a bag of coal from Santa hands down.

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