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    Thief steals Edmonton ambulance as paramedics attend patient in house

    Canadian Press Monday, February 02, 2004

    EDMONTON (CP) - A thief stole a city ambulance parked in front of a house where paramedics were attending to a patient, but the man was caught by police about 45 blocks away.

    The ambulance was located with the help of a global positioning system built into the vehicle, police said.

    Another ambulance was used to transfer the patient to hospital.

    No one was hurt in the theft Saturday, but there was considerable damage to the ambulance's radio system.

    Wilson Terry Janvier, 39, is charged with impaired driving, theft, mischief and driving while suspended.

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    I'm sorry to our neighbouring colleagues, but I could only imagine that radio call. "Fire alarm, Ambulance 1 portable... can you dispatch another unit & the PD to this location?"

    Or when dispatch saw the ambulance moving on the screen... "Ambulance 1, Fire Alarm... are you enroute now?" "Negative" "Ambulance 1, check your vehicle."
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    I heard that a few years ago on my scanner late one night.

    "Medic 9, dispatch, you forgot to tell us where you're transporting to."

    "Um.. Medic 9, we're still in the building with the patient.."

    *Dispatch sighs*

    They found the medic unit dumped, unmolested, about 30 blocks away and did a successful track with a K9 team.

    Just once I'd like to hear some dispatcher say in response to that, "Roger, it appears your unit has been stolen. We'll activate the 350,000 volt shocker in the driver's seat right now. Just listen for the crackling noise and tell me if it works."

    ...

    "Oh wait, it's stopped."

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    Don't laugh to hard.

    A number of years back I was working for a large multi national security company that worked in Cash-In-Transit (Large armoured truck stuff).

    We used bomb boxes for hauling money in and out, once activated by being paged three times in quick sequence with a code, the box sprays smoke, and dye outwards, while spraying dye all over the money inside. The dye takes 4 weeks to come of your skin and is flourescent green.

    Each truck had a numbered box. eg, Truck 21 takes box labelled 21 in 3 inch high letters, clever plan eh.

    YUP, the brain surgeons running the trucks decided that was too complex and when 21 got held up at gun point, they called it in to dispatch.

    Imagine the suprise when truck 36 has the bomb box go off sitting between driver and passenger doing 50 mph on a three lane motorway.

    Imagine the confusion to drivers following them when the truck stops on the motorway and two half green men emerge from the cloud of green smoke trying to breath.

    OOOH. we were all green with envy on their new style of hair and skin.
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    "Itís Not Easy Being Green" Kermit the Frog

    Itís not that easy being green;
    Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
    When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold-
    Or something much more colorful like that.

    Itís not easy being green.
    It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
    And people tend to pass you over Ďcause youíre
    not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water-
    or stars in the sky.

    But greenís the color of Spring.
    And green can be cool and friendly-like.
    And green can be big like an ocean, or important
    like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

    When green is all there is to be
    It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
    Wonder, I am green and itíll do fine,
    itís beautiful!

    And I think itís what I want to be.
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