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Robin Hood in Canberra, now targeting mowers?

By asp - 24 September 2007 11

A man came close to being shot by an arrow in Rivett reports the AFP.

(left) photo illustration [dramatised reconstruction?] of offender 🙂

“Around 2.20 pm the victim was mowing parkland between Goodenia Street and Themeda Place in Rivett when he heard a noise from the front of his ride-on lawn mower.

Upon investigating the noise he found a carbon fibre arrow had hit the front of the mower and bounced off.

A young male was observed standing approximately 30 meters away holding an archery bow and staring at the victim. The offender ran off towards Goodenia Street.”

“The youth is described as Caucasian, approximately 5’6” (168cm) tall, about 15-years-old, with a slim build and wearing a dark brown jumper.

Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may know the identity of the offender to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.” – from AFP Media Release

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Robin Hood in Canberra, now targeting mowers?
ctd 4:29 pm 24 Sep 07

Was the guy mowing parkland a ‘council’ worker or just some old guy with a ride on who cant actually use it in his own house so decided to mow the whole suburb?

Kramer 1:50 pm 24 Sep 07

I reckon the complainant was really mowing at 6:00 am (as do many Canberra gardeners) in which case an arrow across his broadside is completly warranted.

crabb 1:37 pm 24 Sep 07

Hey, isn’t that the Chaser’s Andrew Hansen avec beard? A distinct resemblance, methinks.

w3st0nFTW 1:32 pm 24 Sep 07

lol it does look like you put alot of time into that pic.. This is an every day thing in the creek. Yeah thats what im thinking BigDave or he Acquired it from a “B&E”

Jazz 12:16 pm 24 Sep 07

Asp,

your login details are based on cookie settings. obviously whoever used that computer before you didnt log out. We’re working on a new bit of code that will tell you if its not you logged in when you comment.

BigDave 11:43 am 24 Sep 07

You can bet your arse that the moron in question is a customer of that archery store at Holder shops. Perhaps the guy should take a description down there and see if it rings a bell with anyone.

Thumper 11:29 am 24 Sep 07

Having dabbled in archery, that is pretty dangerous.

asp 11:14 am 24 Sep 07

“I actually looked at the clock when i started and again when I finished. It only took 6 minutes including sourcing images (Google images), pasting into photoshop and blending the images with the soft eraser brush and Wacom Intuos 3 tablet.

The “photo illustration” is a phrase often used by Time Mgazine. They are known for changing images (OJ Simpson in 94 had thiner eyes in Time) and even fabricating images (fake iceberg last year). They either don’t say it is altered or state it is a “photo illustration”.

— I was using a computer at the National Library and though I logged on. Why is my username different?

soulman 11:04 am 24 Sep 07

I actually looked at the clock when i started and again when I finished. It only took 6 minutes including sourcing images (Google images), pasting into photoshop and blending the images with the soft eraser brush and Wacom Intuos 3 tablet.

The “photo illustration” is a phrase often used by Time Mgazine. They are known for changing images (OJ Simpson in 94 had thiner eyes in Time) and even fabricating images (fake iceberg last year). They either don’t say it is altered or state it is a “photo illustration”.

caf 10:16 am 24 Sep 07

Looks like he stole the bent waffle artwork from outside the front of the theatre too!

TAD 8:45 am 24 Sep 07

I hope you didn’t spend as much time on that pic as it looks like.

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