Wednesday, June 11, 2003

News of a novel use for an artificial leg arrives in this clipping from the Colorado paper, Creative Loafing:

"A one-legged man entered a restaurant in Colorado Springs, CO, by removing his prosthetic leg and using it to break the restaurant window. Police said Michael Richards, 54, took money from the register but because he wasn't wearing his artificial leg he was unable to exit the business before officers arrived."

The moral: When carrying out a robbery, always replace your prosthetic limb before making a run for it.

Ananova, meanwhile, reports that drug traffickers are finding ever more ingenious places to hide their stash.

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