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Where did the unemployed scammer steal an entire buffet?

Poll ended at Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:46 pm

Germany
9
30%
Florida
21
70%
 
Total votes : 30

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:16 am

Kilroy1872 wrote:
knapplc wrote:
lmcjaho wrote:Do they even HAVE unemployed people in Germany!??


I think their unemployment rate is higher than ours, actually. Europe as a whole I think has higher unemployment.


IIRC unemployment is fairly high in Germany, and it's partially due to the fact that their unemployment compensation is so good that when folks lose their jobs they're in no huge rush to find a new one (saw a documentary about it a few years back).


Germany is crazy about there work system. In grade scholl it is decided where you are gonna work at, even people who are gonna work in McDonalds are geared towards that and are started working there early. A major problem is people who go to college, you go and when it is over you have to pass a test, if you don't you are basically screwed b/c like i said even the McDonalds jobs are already taken. My wifes cousin went to school in Germany(she is half German) then was afraid she would fail the test and have no job so she married and American and moved over here to the states and lives in DC as a housewife to a guy she really doesn't like that much
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:28 am

Ok, after reading the article I'm going Florida. However, I don't know how you'd 'steal' a buffet.
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Postby danleroi22 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:53 am

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Postby Kilroy » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:42 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Ok, after reading the article I'm going Florida. However, I don't know how you'd 'steal' a buffet.


He hid it in his stomach.

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Postby Redskins Win » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:54 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Ok, after reading the article I'm going Florida. However, I don't know how you'd 'steal' a buffet.


the same way you steely a dan ;-D
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Postby knapplc » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:47 pm

One quick question to everyone picking Florida - when has an American been convicted of a crime like stealing several thousand "monetary units" worth of something and received only a suspended jail term?

That was the big clue I left in this one.


So, of course, that means the answer must be - GERMANY


BERLIN (Reuters) - A jobless German has been handed a five-month suspended jail term for stealing a buffet for 60 people and eating it with friends, authorities said on Tuesday.

Using a false name, the 46-year-old from the western city of Dortmund ordered the 3,700-euro ($4,890) feast to be sent to the club house of a garden allotment colony.

Shortly after the caterers delivered the food, he called the company to say they had made a mistake and he would return the order. As puzzled club house guests looked on, he loaded the buffet into his car and sped off.

The food was never seen again -- but the man was recognized one day by one of the club house guests, who told the police, the presiding judge at the court in Dortmund said.

"The man said he wanted to treat his friends to something special," said Judge Gerhard Breuer. "I told him his story would make a good movie." As well as receiving a suspended jail term, the man must repay his debt to the caterer, the court ruled.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:50 pm

knapplc wrote:One quick question to everyone picking Florida - when has an American been convicted of a crime like stealing several thousand "monetary units" worth of something and received only a suspended jail term?
That was the big clue I left in this one.


So, of course, that means the answer must be - GERMANY


BERLIN (Reuters) - A jobless German has been handed a five-month suspended jail term for stealing a buffet for 60 people and eating it with friends, authorities said on Tuesday.

Using a false name, the 46-year-old from the western city of Dortmund ordered the 3,700-euro ($4,890) feast to be sent to the club house of a garden allotment colony.

Shortly after the caterers delivered the food, he called the company to say they had made a mistake and he would return the order. As puzzled club house guests looked on, he loaded the buffet into his car and sped off.

The food was never seen again -- but the man was recognized one day by one of the club house guests, who told the police, the presiding judge at the court in Dortmund said.

"The man said he wanted to treat his friends to something special," said Judge Gerhard Breuer. "I told him his story would make a good movie." As well as receiving a suspended jail term, the man must repay his debt to the caterer, the court ruled.


You have never been in a Florida court i see ;-7 ;-D
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Postby knapplc » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:52 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:You have never been in a Florida court i see ;-7 ;-D


No, but I do work in the legal world and I hear about stuff. This would have been the big tipoff for me, so when I took out everything that could say Germany I decided to leave this in as a clue.

But remember, I'm not going to give wonderful clues. You have to guess.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:52 pm

You changing that phrase to "Apartment Complex" is what had me thinking it was American.

And nothing about our court system would surprise me either.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:53 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:You changing that phrase to "Apartment Complex" is what had me thinking it was American.

And nothing about our court system would surprise me either.


Yes, but that's what it was, and using the term "garden allotment colony" would have been a dead giveaway. It's no fun if there's no question.
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