Thursday, July 30, 2009

Time Off For Bad Behavior #1

That's one of our favorite songs. It's by Confederate Railroad. David Allan Coe also does a version of it and we like that one, too. But it seems like a fitting name for occasional blog posts re funny police-blotter items from our local paper. Time off from craft stuff for a little bad behavior news. We live in a small town. Not insanely small (you can talk to my sister about that kind of small) but small enough that some silly things end up in the police blotter.

Here's a short story from Tuesday's paper: First Report
Did you read it?

"Radio scanner reports indicate he was wearing a ski mask with antlers".

WHAT?? Where would one buy a ski mask with antlers? Likely nowhere, so it must be home-made. But why on earth would anyone want to attach antlers to a ski mask in the first place? And why would they choose to wear that to a robbery? Nothing inconspicuous at all about walking around in a ski mask with antlers on it right?
I laughed all day after reading this. There I am on the job, pulling nails out of plywood - hundreds of them! - and I'd suddenly just start laughing. My other-half would look at me and ask "ski mask with antlers?". Yep! It was just deliriously funny to me.

Wednesday's paper carried this front-page follow up story: Second Report
Turns out it was not a ski mask with antlers, it was ... wait for it ... a Batman mask! The paper even included a picture of the discarded mask lying on the sidewalk. This is just getting better and better!
Never mind the question of why would one wear something so conspicuous to a robbery, the bigger question is, how did the witnesses confuse antlers with bat ears?
antlers or bat ears?Antlers or bat ears? Antlers or bat ears? Only in P'burg, folks.


Michele said...

Hilarious. Adrianne and I went to see Midsummer Night's Dream tonight and Oberon, King of the Fairies, had this costume with leaves and all sorts of wild stuff and..........antlers! We both cracked up and were falling out of our seats trying to have hysterics without making a scene.

If I ever rob a bank, I think I'll wear antlers myself. The witnesses wouldn't notice anything else. :)

MoeArt said...

I want the Batman mask! I think robbing a bank with antlers is a great idea. WAY better than a Nixon mask.