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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

The six-foot tall life-size figure, named PC Bobb, was placed in a Sainsbury's Local store to deter shoplifters.

The model was stolen last Saturday evening and photos of it have appeared on social networking sites, including appearing at several house parties since being stolen from the shop in Shafton, Barnsley.

A Sainsbury's spokesman said: "It is bizarre that someone would want to steal our cardboard copper PC Bobb. We'd got used to having him being around and hope he is returned in one piece."

The props have been placed in the windows of stores around Barnsley as a crime prevention measure.

http://www.telegraph...-is-stolen.html

:lol: Taken by someone with a sense of humour no doubt!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

I'd have guessed cardboard policemen aren't the best crime reducing methods.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

This is funny!


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

I wonder if they are offering a reward for his safe return.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

Reminds me of here at work... We had a huge problem with pigeons roosting on our building and 'bombing' passersby... At first they tried putting up plastic Owls (the real ones apparently prey on pigeons) to frighten them off...

Two days later there was a cluster of pigeons perched all over the owl perfectly happy to sit on it and poop on everyone...


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

One was stolen from a shop near me year before last..locals were most upset as he had a better attitude towards the public than the real thing.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

People will steal anything.  I want one of those in Johnny Depp.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:58 PM

He should have blown his cardboard whistle.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

You can't have anything nice..

What could possibly go wrong?

#10    Eldorado

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 28 September 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

Taken by someone with a sense of humour no doubt!

Taken by cardboard gangsters, more like.  :)


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

Target practice by criminals?


#12    King Fluffs

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:36 PM

Sweet sweet irony.

They use a sticker of a police man here, I guess the local council have had budget cuts. :-P


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

Well, appropritate reaction would call for a fully armed SWAT team to rescue the cardboard "hostage". :passifier:


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:04 PM

When I read 'cardboard policeman' I thought they mean't a Community support Officer had been stolen.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

I don't really see how he was much of a deterrent.  Oh look out a cardboard cop, don't steal that candy bar!  I feel sick, I'm going over to see the cardboard pharmacist (chemist).  Just make the whole store cardboard with a website on the back where you can order the merchandise and solve the theft problem altogether.






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