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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:54 pm 
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So you're at a store/behind the counter and you see someone dressed like this...

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If you want this moved to "stupid stuff" just let us know. :D

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Aw man! I needed that laugh! :D

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Good thing (for him) that he was in England. Wouldn't want to try that in, say, Arkansas.

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DeanC wrote:
If you want this moved to "stupid stuff" just let us know. :D


That's where I meant to post it, but I can't find it from the forum index.

edit: Actually I can see it in the forum index now, but it wasn't there a while ago...I swear!

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He doesn't look like a bank robber!!

He looks like a big condom with a reservoir tip!!!


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I wouldn't want to try that here, but it made my day! :lol:

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Oh, yeah, those wacky Brits... :roll: :roll: :roll:

This is on the same level of humor as stuffing a homemade bomb in a persons mailbox minutes before the mailman shows up. Or slashing a persons tires when they're at the grocery store, buying formula for their infant child. Or chucking a concrete block through an elderly womans living room window in the middle of the night. Just <strike>a hilarous practical joke</strike> activites of a mental degenerate crying out for attention...

Unfortunately, our country isn't insulated from this kind of behavior.

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Binky .357 wrote:
...This is on the same level of humor as stuffing a homemade bomb in a persons mailbox minutes before the mailman shows up. Or slashing a persons tires when they're at the grocery store, buying formula for their infant child. Or chucking a concrete block through an elderly womans living room window in the middle of the night. Just <strike>a hilarous practical joke</strike> activites of a mental degenerate crying out for attention...


Actually I don't think it's on the same level of "humor" compared to any of the illegal activities you mentioned. If you want to make an analogy, comparing it to a self-deprecating stunt would be more appropriate.

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Life imitates art?

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Wasn't this guy not a real robber either?

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Binky .357 wrote:
...This is on the same level of humor as stuffing a homemade bomb in a persons mailbox minutes before the mailman shows up. Or slashing a persons tires when they're at the grocery store, buying formula for their infant child. Or chucking a concrete block through an elderly womans living room window in the middle of the night. Just <strike>a hilarous practical joke</strike> activites of a mental degenerate crying out for attention...


Actually I don't think it's on the same level of "humor" compared to any of the illegal activities you mentioned. If you want to make an analogy, comparing it to a self-deprecating stunt would be more appropriate.


I'm inclined to disagree in this case: taking into account that MN statute defines "assault" as (paraphrasing) acting in such a way to create fear of harm or death, and considering the fact that if someone would have pulled a stunt like this when I was working retail (alone, at night, in a somewhat secluded mall) I would have certainly feared for my safety, this guy would, in fact be committing assault in the state of MN.

Just ask anyone who has survived a robbery in the course of their employment.

I would have beaten this mental defective with the nearest convienient bludgeon. I would let the court sort out who was "more guilty".

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Binky .357 wrote:
...I'm inclined to disagree in this case: taking into account that MN statute defines "assault" as (paraphrasing) acting in such a way to create fear of harm or death, and considering the fact that if someone would have pulled a stunt like this when I was working retail (alone, at night, in a somewhat secluded mall) I would have certainly feared for my safety, this guy would, in fact be committing assault in the state of MN...


A persons apparel does not constitute an act with "intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm". It may cause fear, but that alone is not enough for an assault charge.

Someone could wear a t-shirt into a bank that says "give me your money"... that alone is not a crime.

Please remember that this law also protects permit to carry holders. Someone can not file assault charges just because they see your firearm and are fearful.

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It would have violated a MN statute.

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609.735 CONCEALING IDENTITY.
A person whose identity is concealed by the person in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise, unless based on religious beliefs, or incidental to amusement, entertainment, protection from weather, or medical treatment, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


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I might say it could have violated...

It was clearly intended to be incidental to amusement, but to me it was about as amusing as pulling a fire alarm regardless of the laugh track.

But maybe I'm just still too grouchy for my own good.

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I might say it could have violated...

It was clearly intended to be incidental to amusement, but to me it was about as amusing as pulling a fire alarm regardless of the laugh track.

But maybe I'm just still too grouchy for my own good.


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