Sneaky hotel thief brought to book

johnboy 14 September 2008 4

The Age has a funny story of a Canberra man finally brought to justice after allegedly checking himself into seven hotels and hitting the minibar before making away on his toes without settling the bill.

I had no idea it was even possible to get a key without giving a credit card impression.

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Granny Granny 11:43 pm 15 Sep 08

It’s that little tippy toe trot the thieves do in their stripey “jail” outfits and black eye masks in all the cartoons when they’re up to no good … you know! Sort of pink panthery. It makes this kind of tinkly noise. You know!! Here, use your imagination while I demonstrate!

*plink plink plink plink plink*

ant ant 9:27 pm 15 Sep 08

Hang on, hang on. “Making away on his toes”…. his TOES?! I’ve never heard it expressed like that before.

Reminds me of a Swiss instructor I knew years ago, who complained that the uniform left you with a “humid bum” when it rained.

Granny Granny 3:07 pm 14 Sep 08

People like this fascinate me. They seem to almost never get interviewed, however.

canberra towie canberra towie 2:28 pm 14 Sep 08

HAHAHAH it might be $23,000 stuff out of the mini bars but if he had of got the equal amount form woolworths it would of been $ 17.50

sucker !!!

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