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There are some guys out the front trying to start a 1970 landrover, its owner's pride and joy.

It was stolen two weeks ago and left outside here sometime last week, although we can't quite agree on when. But by the weekend it was pretty obvious it didn't belong to anyone round here or any guests that might be visiting, so today 10B called the police and within an hour both police and very happy owner were here.

A friend of the driver was having a cheerful conversation with 10B (and I, wafting in and out) while the others laboured prodigiously trying to fix the ignition. Said friend had spotted it on the road two weeks ago. It's pretty distinctive, especially for this part of town, and he knew something was up because his mate was not driving - and he never lets anyone else drive his pride and joy! So he tried to get the driver to pull over (details are hazy at this point), and the driver responded by trying to reverse into/over his car. So apparently the police are taking this one very seriously. As well as dusting for fingerprints, it looks like they'll be checking out security camera footage from the local convenience shoppe.

The owner also owns a fairly new landcruiser, and while we were admiring the old model that had been stolen he did actually stop to say he'd wished they'd taken the new one. Definitely his passion.

In case you are wondering, I've only been doing very simple knitting and today I stared at some instructions for naalbinding. I had thread and needle to hand but didn't get very far.

Still, it has a happier ending than the last lot of knitting induced criminal activity. I'm glad he got his baby back.


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Mar. 1st, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
A stolen car happy ending. this is made of win kudos to 10B for helping to bring the happy couple back together.
Mar. 1st, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)

And why oh why didn't the people who attempted to steal my/anne's car steal my car before it DIED. That's insured for way more than it's worth these days.
Mar. 1st, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
much more exciting than my day. The door bell rang but it was only yet another real estate agent wanting to value my house- read "put it on the market for their many buyers". First lady agent I've had though. I sent her away.
Mar. 1st, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
What is it with you and knitting, anyway?
Mar. 1st, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Good for y'all for instigating a happy ending. And yeah, youse guys do seem to get plenty of action round your parts.

Another pleasant valley Sunday here--the sound of off road motorbikes, a small kid crying "I knoooow!" for about 20 minutes, and occasional rifle fire.

Mar. 3rd, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
Is there a knitting-inspired crime wave or what?

Definitel5y dangerous.
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