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Damien Lakin – You really stole that flag from the wrong place

johnboy 3 October 2008 93

[First filed: August 04, 2008 @ 14:10]

The ABC reports that one Damien Lakin, 18, has copped a good behaviour order for stealing an Australian flag from, wait for it, the National Police Memorial in Kings Park.

    Damien Lakin was charged with receiving stolen property after police found the flag in his car on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June.

    The ACT Magistrates Court heard he intended to display it on his bedroom wall.

Silly silly silly. Nick it from Macdonalds and no-one would care.

Or better yet, buy your own from the post office.

UPDATED: Damian’s mates have weighed into the comments here with their justifications of memorial desecration. Readers who normally eschew the comments are advised not to miss this. Here’s just one example:

    “Has anyone seen that memorial at night? it looks like a big wall covered in pretty lil lights and a heap of flags… u have no clue its a memorial sight”

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bd84 bd84 10:18 pm 03 Oct 08

peterh said :

PBO said :

Maybe Todd Carney could pen his apology. But good on the kid for having a sense of adventure, the first flag i stole was from a visiting american ship when i was in the services. They were so freakin annoyed that an Aussie had slipped past their guards and taken the holiest of holies for them. I still have the flag.

he could have picked one up from duntroon. I am certain the cadets would have been helpful in teaching him the error of his ways.

by getting pissed then taking him for a ride in their lexus at 160kph in a 60 zone towards a concrete barrier?

starry starry 8:52 pm 03 Oct 08

It could be a possibility they are posting like this because they are getting a reaction from other posters.

Granny Granny 8:04 pm 03 Oct 08

I had a long weekend once.

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 7:59 pm 03 Oct 08

G’day all I’m checking in after a cracker of a night which is being added to my classic nights out collection. I was admittedly late for work, a little worse for wear and missed the managers meeting but after a chicken burger at lunch was feeling much better. Off to the coast now for some dives tomorrow.

Thanks to Peterh, Skid and Granny for another fun sims challenge. Peterh the image of your father sharpening up his bayonet ready to take on the flag thieves had me cracking up at work this arvo.

Granny cheers for icecream at whatever the hell time in the morning that was and for laughing at… well pretty much everything smiley face winky thingy (I’m morally against emoticons)

Enjoy the long weekend all.

On topic as well its not really stealing its called procurement and soldiers and cops are masters at petty theft in my experience.

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 7:36 pm 03 Oct 08

Granny said :

Yes, that was bad of me indeed!

*chortle*

Disgussion for all!! The dohnuts are on the house.

Oooh … well isn’t that just fine and dandy 🙂

L

imhotep imhotep 7:04 pm 03 Oct 08

qtpie111 said :

entertaining 2 14 and 15 year old girls

You guys are 14? Wow.

Not a great advertisement for our education system.
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Granny Granny 6:40 pm 03 Oct 08

Yes, that was bad of me indeed!

*chortle*

Disgussion for all!! The dohnuts are on the house.

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 6:14 pm 03 Oct 08

Granny said :

I guess we should just take our ‘disgussion about dohnuts’ and other ‘petty converstaions’ offline.

*sigh*

Just as soon as I find out what they are ….

; )

No! Surely not! And deprive ‘2 14 and 15 year old girls’ of their entertainment? How heartless of you Granny 😉

Granny Granny 6:05 pm 03 Oct 08

I guess we should just take our ‘disgussion about dohnuts’ and other ‘petty converstaions’ offline.

*sigh*

Just as soon as I find out what they are ….

; )

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 6:03 pm 03 Oct 08

qtpie111 said :

lol your all so funny the whole thing turned into a disgussion about dohnuts

If you really want to see a discussion (disgussion? Is that like the offal thread? A disgusting discussion?) that went off-topic, go check out the sheep lawnmower thread 😉

See, I can get even off-topic in my own comments! Wheeee!

L

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 6:00 pm 03 Oct 08

The fact that we’re entertaining anyone other than ourselves, entertains me immensely 🙂

L

Granny Granny 5:25 pm 03 Oct 08

I would suspect that a certain percentage of the male population would be rather pleased to hear that, cutie.

qtpie111 qtpie111 5:21 pm 03 Oct 08

lol your all so funny the whole thing turned into a disgussion about dohnuts well thats all fine and dandy but i dont think anyone cares god this riot act thing is the funniest thing i have ever read in my life god your all so amusing how does it feel to know that your idiotic behaviour is entertaining 2 14 and 15 year old girls hahahaha petty converstaions

Granny Granny 5:20 pm 03 Oct 08

Well so far it’s:

Skid: check
Granny: check
peterh: check
sleaz274: unaccounted for

peterh peterh 5:17 pm 03 Oct 08

he should be making an appearance now…

Granny Granny 3:51 pm 03 Oct 08

Alive hopefully.

*chuckle*

peterh peterh 3:44 pm 03 Oct 08

Granny said :

Not easy after last night, peterh, but I am remarkably resilient!!

*chuckle*

wonder how sleaze274 ended up?

Granny Granny 3:35 pm 03 Oct 08

Not easy after last night, peterh, but I am remarkably resilient!!

*chuckle*

peterh peterh 3:16 pm 03 Oct 08

Granny said :

I doubt he would go that far ….

; )

granny, good to see you are back in fine form…

Granny Granny 2:13 pm 03 Oct 08

I doubt he would go that far ….

; )

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