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    Exclamation Sometimes "bizarre" doesn't capture the moment

    When the story involves a shoplifter, his innocent girlfriend (whom he drives over in a failed escape attempt), and a pet duck named "Mr. Peepers", words do not do justice.

    Seattle Man Charged in Bizarre Duck Case

    EVERETT, Wash. - A Seattle man has been charged with a slew of crimes that involved an alleged shoplifting, assaults and a pet duck named Mr. Peepers. Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Paul Stern on Thursday charged Kenneth Blaine Quinlan, 35, with two counts of third-degree assault and one count each of vehicular assault and hit-and-run.

    Authorities say that on March 23, Quinlan and his 39-year-old girlfriend drove to a Lynnwood shopping center, where he entered a Linens 'n Things outlet and she went into a Petco store, taking the duck with her.

    Stern wrote in court papers that a security guard thought he saw Quinlan shoplift an iPod speaker system, and a scuffle ensued.

    Police say the guard chased Quinlan to the Petco store, where Quinlan got the car keys from his girlfriend and tried to escape.

    The man jumped into the driver's seat of the car as the woman walked out of the store with her duck. Not knowing what was going on, she tried to stop him from driving away and was knocked down by the open car door as it backed up. She dropped the duck.

    A Petco employee saw what was happening and "ran to save Peepers from the front of the car" just as Quinlan drove forward, Stern wrote. The car ran over the woman, inflicting serious injuries including broken bones in her foot and ankle, he said.

    Charging papers say Quinlan continued driving and didn't stop until his vehicle struck another car nearby.

    The girlfriend and guard were not seriously hurt. Mr. Peepers was OK.

    Quinlan was being held in the Snohomish County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. A convicted felon and former heroin addict, he told officers that he'd just received a dose of methadone at a Lynnwood clinic and had used cocaine a few days earlier, according to court papers.
    Time to drop the boyfriend. Keep the duck.

    http://www.examiner.com/a-677094~Sea...Duck_Case.html
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    Cool More to it!

    Why pick on the duck? She sounds as "paper bag" as the boyfriend--must be a founder member of the local "Losers Club".

    On second thoughts the duck could have been trained as the wheelman--who would suspect?

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    I must say.... its just a DUCK. Why risk your life for a duck?

    If your gonna risk your life, let it at LEAST be a dog

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    Default More to the story...

    "Mr. Peepers" was also an accomplice....


    According to the local Humane Society, "Mr. Peepers" AKA "Peking Pete" AKA "AFLAC Al" has a long rap sheet for theft, fraud and indecent exposure at the birdbath.

    A security camera caught him in the act recently...
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    When questioned about the incident, Mr Peepers said
    AFLAK!
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Thumbs up Plucking well serves him right

    Quote Originally Posted by Ladder8 View Post
    "Mr. Peepers" was also an accomplice....


    According to the local Humane Society, "Mr. Peepers" AKA "Peking Pete" AKA "AFLAC Al" has a long rap sheet for theft, fraud and indecent exposure at the birdbath.

    A security camera caught him in the act recently...
    I just knew that duck was a shady character--I believe Supercheffie(well known on these forums) has the answer . Something about pulling his feathers out one by one? L'Orange-ovens-basting-roast vegetables etc.You get the picture

    We will get him to confess--not so tough now, Mr Peepers,are we?

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    double post deleted
    Last edited by doughesson; 04-17-2007 at 11:39 AM.

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    What was it Sheriff Buford T.Justice swore he'd do to the Bandit:"I'm gonna barbecue your *** in molasses!I got the evidence.Put the evidence in the car,Junior...."
    Or maybe the duck was just a decoy.Didja think of that?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom View Post
    I just knew that duck was a shady character--I believe Supercheffie(well known on these forums) has the answer . Something about pulling his feathers out one by one? L'Orange-ovens-basting-roast vegetables etc.You get the picture
    We will get him to confess--not so tough now, Mr Peepers,are we?

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    When asked how he avoided injury, Mr. Peepers replied.

    "Oh...I just ducked."
    "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
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    I hope the Petco employee had Aflac. If not, it might be time to sign up.

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    Wink that top start to thread is funnay... thats for sure bizarre doesn't always cature it

    I totally agree with all of u on that one thats for sure.

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