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

By 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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Damien Lakin – You really stole that flag from the wrong place
Mr Evil 3:02 pm 04 Aug 08

Sammy said :

I have a spare one he could have. $3 from Top Dollar

And made in China. Ohhh, the irony!

No, no, you no irony – you irony polyester it melty!

Deadmandrinking 3:02 pm 04 Aug 08

Liver? What’s that?

peterh 3:02 pm 04 Aug 08

I seem to remember putting mini’s between trees, moving letterboxes, putting superglue in bikelocks, walking home with suburb signs, big wooden ones, and of course, waking up in beds with girls I had never seen before, or remembered what we had done….

peterh 3:00 pm 04 Aug 08

Deadmandrinking said :

peterh said :

Deadmandrinking said :

peterh said :

oh, yes i have. but even I know that doing this is pretty dumb. (even through the haze of alcohol, I can cling to that)

I’m never getting drunk with you.

you won’t – gave up drinking after mr liver and the kidneys sent me a message to slow down – yellow eyes and skin were a bit extreme, but i got the message.

Deadmandrinking 2:58 pm 04 Aug 08

peterh said :

Deadmandrinking said :

peterh said :

oh, yes i have. but even I know that doing this is pretty dumb. (even through the haze of alcohol, I can cling to that)

I’m never getting drunk with you.

peterh 2:56 pm 04 Aug 08

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.

Sammy 2:55 pm 04 Aug 08

I have a spare one he could have. $3 from Top Dollar

And made in China. Ohhh, the irony!

PBO 2:52 pm 04 Aug 08

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.

AussieGal83 2:51 pm 04 Aug 08

I have a spare one he could have. $3 from Top Dollar. 🙂

peterh 2:50 pm 04 Aug 08

Deadmandrinking said :

peterh said :

now, it must be just me, but that is the dumbest move I have ever heard of. who the hell wants the wrath of the police by defiling their memorial?

I know, maybe next anzac day he can try and steal it from a vietnam vet. (my father says he will be up for it, he is sharpening his bayonet right now…..)

You have obviously never been an adventerous drunk.

oh, yes i have. but even I know that doing this is pretty dumb. (even through the haze of alcohol, I can cling to that)

Granny 2:49 pm 04 Aug 08

Mr Evil said :

But I heard he was going to return the flag to the Police. He just wasn’t sure when the local Police station would be open, plus his girlfriend was hysterical at the time because she thought someone was chasing them and wanted to take the flag off them, and to top it all off he really tired at the time he just didn’t have time to think straight…….

Oh, well that’s OK then.

*hehe*

Deadmandrinking 2:46 pm 04 Aug 08

peterh said :

now, it must be just me, but that is the dumbest move I have ever heard of. who the hell wants the wrath of the police by defiling their memorial?

I know, maybe next anzac day he can try and steal it from a vietnam vet. (my father says he will be up for it, he is sharpening his bayonet right now…..)

You have obviously never been an adventerous drunk.

peterh 2:32 pm 04 Aug 08

now, it must be just me, but that is the dumbest move I have ever heard of. who the hell wants the wrath of the police by defiling their memorial?

I know, maybe next anzac day he can try and steal it from a vietnam vet. (my father says he will be up for it, he is sharpening his bayonet right now…..)

Mr Evil 2:30 pm 04 Aug 08

But I heard he was going to return the flag to the Police. He just wasn’t sure when the local Police station would be open, plus his girlfriend was hysterical at the time because she thought someone was chasing them and wanted to take the flag off them, and to top it all off he really tired at the time he just didn’t have time to think straight…….

jakez 2:19 pm 04 Aug 08

Keep fighting the man Damien…word!

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