Father of the year nominee

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    1. #1
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      Jul 2006

      Father of the year nominee

      Fleeing shoplifter forgets son

      AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A shoplifter looking to make a quick getaway from a Dutch supermarket after stealing a packet of meat left police a crucial piece of evidence -- his 12-year-old son.

      In his haste the 45-year-old thief made a solo dash to his car, batting away a supermarket worker who had flung himself on the vehicles' bonnet in a bid to stop the escape.

      Police in the southern Dutch town of Kerkrade said they managed to contact the thief via the boy, but he had refused to return and collect his son. The man told officers to get hold of the youngster's mother instead.

      The thief later turned himself in Thursday, a police spokeswoman said.

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      Senior Member James NM's Avatar
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      Jan 2007
      New Mexico
      Maybe the suspect was just trying to barter with the store? You know, a pkg of meat for a pre-teen. You can't blame the guy for trying to get something for his 12 year old. After all, when he becomes a teenager he'll be worthless.

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      Dec 2007
      Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
      After all, when he becomes a teenager he'll be worthless.
      You underestimate the value of a ready-to-use compatible organ donor.

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      Senior Member niadhf's Avatar
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      Jan 2008
      Rural New York
      Serious contender for the "stupid crook" award. Unfortunately he failed to steal a large enough amount to be especially stupid, and he didn't get hurt.

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