Lack of rowing skills sinks plan to rob an ambulance boat in Norway
Canadian Press Thursday, April 21, 2005
OSLO, Norway (AP) - The two Norwegians thought they had the perfect escape vehicle for their heist - a rowboat.
They overlooked one thing: Neither knew how to row a boat.
Police said Thursday the men had broken into an ambulance boat near the small western town of Askvoll, and likely were looking for drugs or cash.
The boat's burglar alarm alerted the ambulance crew members, who quickly arrived and saw the two men trying to flee in the small rowboat just before midnight Wednesday.
Their paddling attempts were hopeless, police said.
"They didn't have much of a chance," Deputy Sheriff Arnt Johnny Langeland said on the state radio network NRK. "They were rowing in opposite directions."
The ambulance boat then gave chase, turning its powerful spotlights on the pair rowing in tiny circles. A local ferry joined the slow-speed pursuit, beaming its spotlights on the rowboat as well.
The two men managed to get their rowboat to land, where they immediately were taken into police custody. They would likely face charges of breaking and entering, as well as theft, Langeland said, but he did not say if the two had managed to steal anything.
© The Canadian Press 2005
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Thread: Weekly Bonhead Award Goes To....
04-21-2005, 04:41 PM #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2002
- Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.
Weekly Bonhead Award Goes To....If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
"I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD
"Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)
Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!
impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto
IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.
04-21-2005, 06:22 PM #2"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers
The borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 - Debt free since 10/5/2009.
"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker
"As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government." - Dave Barry
www.daveramsey.com www.clarkhoward.com www.heritage.org
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)