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Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

might be pretty quick, but this was just begging to be a puzzle.

He got away with the crime at the time, but was caught years later, along with lots of other criminals.
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He = HAM?
Other criminals = HAM?

Did the other criminals commit the same crime that he did? At the same time (roughly)?

He got away with it at the time: because it wasn't a crime at the time? because no-one realised a crime had been committed? because no-one realised that HE was the perpetrator of the crime? because he escaped from whoever was upholding the law?

Was it a crime against another person? Group of people?
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He = HAM? yep, but gender doesn't matter
Other criminals = HAM? some of them might be female, but yes.

Did the other criminals commit the same crime that he did? no At the same time (roughly)? very roughly.

He got away with it at the time: because it wasn't a crime at the time? no because no-one realised a crime had been committed? no because no-one realised that HE was the perpetrator of the crime? this because he escaped from whoever was upholding the law? and this

Was it a crime against another person? noGroup of people? i suppose
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Was he doing a crime when he got caught?
Were the other criminals doing a crime when they go caught?

Did he and the other criminals know they were
doing a crime?

Did he know the other criminals? Did he know the criminals were doing the crime?

Did he do the same crime both times?
Did he do the same crime as the other criminals?

Was he found doing the crime or found after?
Were the other criminals found doing the crime or found after?

Did someone specifically help catch him/the criminals?

Was the first crime common? Was it big? (like murder or stealing valuable stuff)
Was the second crime common? Was it big?

Did this really happen?

How many other criminals?
1 - 5; 6 - 10; 11, 15, 14 - 20; >21

Did they need a lots of people to do the crime or could they have done it with just one person?

Were the other criminals a team or an army?
Was he with them?

Sorry if all of this makes no sense!
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Was he doing a crime when he got caught? no
Were the other criminals doing a crime when they go caught? no

Did he and the other criminals know they were
doing a crime? when they committed it? yes

Did he know the other criminals? no Did he know the criminals were doing the crime? This might be an FA. Rephrase?

Did he do the same crime both times? FA
Did he do the same crime as the other criminals? maybe the same as some of them, but irr

Was he found doing the crime no or found after? he was caught years later, as it says in the puzzle statement
Were the other criminals found doing the crime or found after? same as above, although their crimes might be more recent

Did someone specifically help catch him/the criminals? yesish

Was the first crime common? define common. Was it big? (like murder no or stealing valuable stuff Close to this.)
Was the second crime common? FA Was it big?

Did this really happen? yes

How many other criminals?
1 - 5; 6 - 10; 11, 15, 14 - 20 probably something like this; >21

Did they need a lots of people to do the crime or could they have done it with just one person? as far as I know, he acted alone

Were the other criminals a team or an army? no
Was he with them? no

Sorry if all of this makes no sense! that's fine, I'm a big fan of people asking me questions. You might not want to focus on his specific crime, though. I might just tell you if you don't get it soon.
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So the other criminals didn't do the crime at all?
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Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the other criminals didn't do the crime at all? still an FA here.
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So the other criminals didn't all commit the same crime but different ones? Were all or most of the crimes against the same legally protected interest? Against the same institution or group of people? Did they occur in the same region?

Are the criminals alive when they are caught?

Does some newly-invented method of criminalistics help catch the criminals? The discovery of some piece of evidence?
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So the other criminals didn't all commit the same crime but different ones? yes Were all or most of the crimes against the same legally protected interest? Against the same institution or group of people? Did they occur in the same region? the rest are irrelevant

Are the criminals alive when they are caught? yes

Does some newly-invented method of criminalistics help catch the criminals? no The discovery of some piece of evidence? noish
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Is this puzzle slightly more then about why the criminals weren't caught when they did the crimes, and how and why they were caught years later? And less about the specific crimes?
Is what crime he committed actually relevent?

People didn't realise that he was the criminal: did they just not know who the criminal was? Or did they actively think it was someone else? If the latter, had the criminal intended to frame said person or was it just lucky that it worked out like that?
Is the revelation years later anything to do with the framed person proving their innocence/proving the criminal's guilt?
If someone was framed, was the same person framed in all the crimes?

Was the reason why the criminal wasn't caught at the time actually a clever part of his plan? Or was it just luck?

Did all the criminals evade capture for the same reason?
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Is this puzzle slightly more then about why the criminals weren't caught when they did the crimes, and how and why they were caught years later? actually, it doesn't even really matter why they weren't caught at the time, only that they all got away with their various crimes And less about the specific crimes? exactly. I'll go ahead and tell you, the main character robbed a bank.
Is what crime he committed actually relevent? not particularly.

People didn't realise that he was the criminal: did they just not know who the criminal was? this. Or did they actively think it was someone else? If the latter, had the criminal intended to frame said person or was it just lucky that it worked out like that?
Is the revelation years later anything to do with the framed person proving their innocence/proving the criminal's guilt? so no
If someone was framed, was the same person framed in all the crimes? and no

Was the reason why the criminal wasn't caught at the time actually a clever part of his plan? Or was it just luck? probably a little bit of both.

Did all the criminals evade capture for the same reason? Well, sure. Don't all criminals evade capture when possible?
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Were surveillance tapes that were the only evidence lost and found years later?
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Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 4:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were surveillance tapes that were the only evidence lost and found years later? nope.
Look, I don't have the story about why he or any of the others weren't caught. It happens. Some crimes go unsolved. But there's a particular reason why he was caught years later, and the others too, even though their crimes were pretty much unrelated. That's what you're trying to figure out.
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is location relevant? era? was there any law enforcement at all when the crimes took place? is there in anyway a relation between "he" and the other criminals other than they are criminals? are they all from the same area? commit their crimes in the same area? was there a witness that had been in a coma for a long time and suddenly woke up to identify these people? lol, probably not since their crimes are unrelated. total shot in the dark. sorry if you have answered any of these already.
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is location relevant? no era? modern was there any law enforcement at all when the crimes took place? sure, but they were unsolved. is there in anyway a relation between "he" and the other criminals other than they are criminals? no are they all from the same area? yes commit their crimes in the same area? most likely was there a witness that had been in a coma for a long time and suddenly woke up to identify these people? that would make a pretty good puzzle, but no. lol, probably not since their crimes are unrelated. total shot in the dark. sorry if you have answered any of these already.
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did he or any of these people confess their crimes fearing the end of the world? is any technology relevant that may have not been around back then? were these crimes activly being investigated? then? now? if he and the criminals had been from different areas, would this still work? did he not spend the money from the robbery for a long time and it was marked so when he did pull the money out he was busted? if this is the case, maybe he had purchased stuff from these people??? anywhere close?
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did he or any of these people confess their crimes yes fearing the end of the world? no is any technology relevant that may have not been around back then? back when? when they committed the crimes? nothing relevant, no were these crimes activly being investigated? then? yes now? probably not if he and the criminals had been from different areas, would this still work? potentially, but it makes more sense if they're from the same area. did he not spend the money from the robbery for a long time and it was marked so when he did pull the money out he was busted? no if this is the case, maybe he had purchased stuff from these people??? so no anywhere close? breakthrough at the beginning there, dude.
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did he and the other criminals all confess their crimes? were they get caught becaused they confessed? did they confess to the cops? a priest or someone similar? is their a paticular reason they confess other than maybe just guilt?
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did he and the other criminals all confess their crimes? yes were they get caught becaused they confessed? yes did they confess to the cops? no a priest or someone similar? no is their a paticular reason they confess other than maybe just guilt? yope
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when they confess, do they intend on being caught? were they being interviewed? polygraph test involved? did they all get caught at the same time? were they tricked into confessing? are the other criminals pretty much irrelevant other than the fact they are in the same situation as him?
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when they confess, do they intend on being caught? no were they being interviewed? noish polygraph test involved? no did they all get caught at the same time? no were they tricked into confessing? noish are the other criminals pretty much irrelevant other than the fact they are in the same situation as him? yes

Good night!
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Aw, I was just getting use to the idea of getting quick replys! It was nice while it lasted. Good night!
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did he confess to a therapist or doctor? family member? any kind of law enforcement? stranger? other criminals? is the peron(s) he confessed to profession relevant? did whoever he confessed to turn him in? was he overheard confessing? any other relevant charcaters other than the bank robber and whoever he confessed to?
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did he confess to a therapist or doctor? no family member? no any kind of law enforcement? no stranger? thisish other criminals? no is the peron(s) he confessed to profession relevant? yes did whoever he confessed to turn him in? indirectly was he overheard confessing? this too any other relevant charcaters other than the bank robber and whoever he confessed to? no one specific, no
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was his confession recorded or broadcasted? on accident or by mistake? does he confess to someone that was in the bank that he robbed? did he confess at that bank? a different bank?
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is the title relevant? did he tell a bartender? or someone who mixes things?
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was his confession recorded or broadcasted? yes on accident or by mistake? no does he confess to someone that was in the bank that he robbed? no did he confess at that bank? no a different bank? no is the title relevant? yes, but it probably won't help you guess did he tell a bartender? no or someone who mixes things? to avoid confusion, I'm going to say no
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was it recorded? or broadcast? on the radio? tv? tape? VHS? was he aware that he was being recorded/broadcast?
was it something that was revealed after the man died? did he actually confess to someone? did he record/broadcast himself?
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was it recorded? or broadcast? this on the radio? this tv? tape? VHS? was he aware that he was being recorded/broadcast? yes
was it something that was revealed after the man died? no did he actually confess to someone? yes did he record/broadcast himself? no
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is this accurate? a man confesses to robbing a bank on the radio and doesn't intend on getting caught? And, he is on the radio and not being interviewed? is he the DJ? is he interviewing someone else? did these other people also confess on the radio?
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is this accurate? a man confesses to robbing a bank on the radio and doesn't intend on getting caught? yep And, he is on the radio and not being interviewed? yes is he the DJ? no is he interviewing someone else? no did these other people also confess on the radio? assume yes
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Is this radio like the one that plays in a car? Something more along the lines of a walkie-talkie? Is the man confessing to someone who is wearing a wire?

Is his confession broadcast live? Or is it recorded and played back later?
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Is this radio like the one that plays in a car? this Something more along the lines of a walkie-talkie? Is the man confessing to someone who is wearing a wire? no

Is his confession broadcast live? this Or is it recorded and played back later? also this, but that's irrelevant
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Is he on a talk radio show, the topic of which is, "What bad things have you done and did not get caught"? Anything like this?
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did he think he couldn't be charged with the crime since so much time had passed? did he reveal his identity when he went on the radio? but then someone heard him confessing and ran down to the station? was he actually at the station? or on the phone to the station when he broadcast? relevant? was he on the radio often? was his call traced? did he give an alias over the radio and somebody identified him that knew him as that alias? otrt?
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Is he on a talk radio show, the topic of which is, "What bad things have you done and did not get caught"? actually, this is pretty much it. Anything like this?

did he think he couldn't be charged with the crime since so much time had passed? i guess he didn't think about it. did he reveal his identity when he went on the radio? no but then someone heard him confessing and ran down to the station? no was he actually at the station? no or on the phone to the station when he broadcast? this relevant? was he on the radio often? no was his call traced? YES did he give an alias over the radio and somebody identified him that knew him as that alias? otrt?


I'd say that's enough to declare a
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Back in my halcyon days of driving to school in the mornings (as in, two years ago), I used to listen to a morning call-in show on the mix, where every morning they would have a different group of people call in. One morning, as a joke, they had "I have committed a felony." The first guy to call in was this bank robber. He seemed like a pretty nice guy, gave all the details of how he robbed a bank a few years ago, and since then he'd turned his life around. At the end of the conversation, the hosts thanked him bemusedly and then said "wow, all the other lines are full of felons!" I assume he was banking on the anonymity of radio, but he gave enough details that the cops recognized one of their unsolved cases, and subpoenaed the station's phone records, catching and arresting him and quite a few of the others who had called in. Thanks for playing!

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