Quick Links: Pranks and Robbers

Prank Bathroom Signs Backfire
If you ever go to McGuire's Irish Pub in Destin, Florida, it pays to read the fine print, especially when going to the bathroom. For years McGuire's has played a joke on its customers. The fine print on the "Ladies" sign explains that it's actually the men's room, and vice versa for the "Mens" sign. But recently, "A father filed a complaint, after his daughter was interrupted by a man in what she thought was the ladies room. Now, state regulators are threatening to close the pub because of the lack of proper signs." McGuire's general manager says that it was merely intended to be an "Irish joke."

Fake Hostage Situation at Bank
If you ever decide to blindfold and kidnap one of your co-workers as a joke, don't stop at the local bank to make a deposit. People might get the wrong idea: "Squad cars swarmed into Westfield Valencia Town Center around noon and a California Highway Patrol plane scoped out the streets for the suspected robber, who was gone from the bank by the time they arrived. There was a catch: It wasn't a robbery. The man had "kidnapped" his co-worker and was taking her to a birthday lunch, and had stopped at the SCV Bank branch on Town Center Drive to make a quick deposit. "I would say he could have made a better decision than to go into a bank," said Deputy Greg Hutt."

Robbers Disguised as Jehovah's Witnesses
A Swedish newspaper, The Local, reports that "Police in the Dalarna region are on the lookout for two well-dressed young men following an unusual burglary in Orsa on Sunday evening. The men, aged between 20 and 30, managed to gain entry to an elderly woman's apartment after dressing up as Jehovah's Witnesses. 'Once inside the apartment, they pulled out a knife and forced her to hand over jewellery and money,' said police spokesman Tore Strand." Hmm. So how do they know the robbers were merely "dressing up" as Jehovah's Witnesses. Maybe they were a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses gone bad.

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Posted on Tue May 22, 2007


How do you 'dress up' as Jehovah's witness? It's not like they have a special costume or wear special silly little hats or a t-shirt that says'Hi, I'm a Jehovah's witness - ask me about God' or anything like that.
Posted by Nona  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  07:09 AM
Well, around here anyone walking door to door in a suit is a JW. Anyone walking door to door in white shirt and tie, sans jacket, is a Mormon. But yeah, they otherwise don't tend to stand out in a crowd like Krishna's would.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  09:20 AM
I use to kidnap my friends and taken them out to dinner or to someone's house to watch movies. Or to a 6am breakfast. I wasn't stupid about it though. No going into a bank with hostages for me.
Posted by Razela  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  11:58 AM
Wouldn't most people be more likely to open their doors even to a pair of known robbers than to two Jehovah's Witness evangelists?
Posted by Big Gary  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  05:33 PM
As I was reading the story about the Jehovah's Witnesses, I was thinking exactly what you said at the end. I'm glad to find out that someone else thinks about these things the same way I do...
Posted by Archibold  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  06:27 PM
Jehovah's Witnesses gone bad? Is that possible? Isn't that a redunancy?

And about the signs on the rest rooms, come on folks - GET A LIFE!
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Wed May 23, 2007  at  04:29 PM
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