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German 'Forest boy' faces community service

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

A Berlin court has sentenced a Dutchman to community service for tricking officials into thinking he had lived in a forest for years with his father.

Robin van Helsum, now 21, was accused of wrongfully claiming help from Berlin youth services for months after turning up in the German capital two years ago.

He admitted making up a story that his parents were dead and he did not know who he was or where he was from.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-24281632

Germany's 'forest boy' made up story, police say

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-18456812

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

Well, I guess he didn't know that his made-up story would fly around the news and internet enough for his friends back home to "turn him in"

Keep it simple, stupid.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

He's now known as 'Silly Boy!'


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:10 PM

Imagine that. I guess he figured that everyone else (besides himself) was a complete and total fool, and would never do anything crazy like check out the validity of his claims. I guess shame on us for not letting him live his lie. JACKASS.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

Cool story bro.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:35 PM

One word: BUSTED!

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

I wonder what the people that believed him and helped him think?


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:00 AM

Arthur Conan Doyle stated "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."  Which yields the corollary ... the obvious.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:55 PM

Only two classes of people,the caught and the uncaught.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:20 PM

View Postdummy2b, on 06 October 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:

Only two classes of people,the caught and the uncaught.

actually there are 3 types of people - to be precise... those who can count, and those who cant  :lol:

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