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buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The thief said he was just trying to be generous, but the police officer insisted he take the stolen items and leave immediately.
john e. littleton (Juggler54)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess..

the thief was Robin Hood and he was taking from the rich and giving to the poor? And the police officer(AKA) Sheriff of Nottingham?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 7:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess..

the thief was Robin Hood and he was taking from the rich and giving to the poor? And the police officer(AKA) Sheriff of Nottingham? nice and wild, but not it
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another wild guess... was the thief impersonating Santa Claus?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The nature of the stolen items relevant?
Stolen items living?
precious?
money?
jewelry?
electronic equipment?
clothing?
plants?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another wild guess... was the thief impersonating Santa Claus? no

The nature of the stolen items relevant? yes
Stolen items living?
precious?
money?
jewelry?
electronic equipment?
clothing?
plants? yes-ish on this one
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The stolen items made from plants? Plants no longer growing? Food items? Onions? Similar?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The stolen items made from plants? Plants no longer growing? Food items? Onions? Similar? no to all -- maybe "you're on the right track" was a better answer then yes-ish for "plants?"
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stolen items are fake plants?
Flowers?
Seeds?
bouquets? (sp?)

Oh no...I think I know this one. Does this have anything to do with Tom?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stolen items are fake plants?
Flowers?
Seeds?
bouquets? (sp?) none of the above

Oh no...I think I know this one. Does this have anything to do with Tom? no
Rose (Tackybritish)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the plants Venus Fly traps?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the plants Venus Fly traps? no
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 1:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it grass that was stolen? sod?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The stolen goods - were these things that the thief was likely to get in trouble for stealing? Or was it more like picking a fruit from a tree etc.?
Were they tangible?
Was he inside? Outside?
Locale relevant?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One more - were the stolen goods living things?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it grass that was stolen? sod? neither

The stolen goods - were these things that the thief was likely to get in trouble for stealing? yes Or was it more like picking a fruit from a tree etc.? no

Were they tangible? yes
Was he inside? Outside? this one
Locale relevant? yes, but only generically (ie no specific city, etc)

One more - were the stolen goods living things? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cannabis plants?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cannabis plants? no, nothing that exciting
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One more - were the stolen goods living things? yes

This question was asked before on March 04, 2005 - 09:23 pm, with no answer....testing me?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry about that. items are living, yes-ish to them being plants. They're not plants, they are...
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Trees?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Trees? yes