Friday, February 08, 2008

Heigh-ho

I'll bet that when Donald Rumsfeld warned America would face threats from "unknown unknowns" he never imagined this new menace unearthed by the Swedish police.

The Register reports:

Swedish police are quizzing "people of limited stature" with criminal records following a spate of robberies from the cargo holds of coaches - possibly carried out by dwarves smuggled onboard in sports bags. According to the Sun, the gang responsible pack their vertically-challenged accomplices into bags and stick them in with other passengers' luggage. The undercover operatives then rifle the hold for valuables before resealing themselves in their hiding place, to be extracted later by another gang member at the coach's final destination. ...

Michael Chertoff at the DHS recently described its efforts to protect the country from dangerous things. "This past year, as promised, we got to the point of scanning a hundred percent of containers coming into our southern border, and almost a hundred percent of containers coming into our nation’s seaport. And we’re at 91 percent scanning for radiation at our northern border. We want to continue building out to virtually a hundred percent scanning by the end of this year. And we also want to continue to expand our Container Security Initiative, as we have done to 58 ports, as I speak now."

But who would have thought of dwarves?



15 Comments:

Blogger RWE said...

"Short people got no reason, short people got no reason, short people got no reason to live..."

2/08/2008 06:16:00 AM  
Blogger shivermetimbers said...

Who on earth leaves their valuables in their luggage?

I did this once with a laptop where the screen got damaged. Never again. This is why I keep everything with me.

I would be surprised that folks would not keep their valuables, especially stuff small enough that could easily be stolen, with them in their carry on.

2/08/2008 06:42:00 AM  
Blogger RWE said...

I'm with you Shiverme...

But the time I tried to take that .308 Enfield on board the airline would not let me.

And it was wrapped up very nice, too.

2/08/2008 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger Jrod said...

I saw a nude lesbian midget at Baker Beach a few years ago. Now that's something you don't see everyday.

2/08/2008 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger always right said...

GGrrrr...

Get that picture out of my head.

2/08/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Brian J. Dunn said...

Snow White would have thought of dwarves. Just sayin'.

2/08/2008 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Y.H.N. said...

Re jrod

Did she have my wallet?

2/08/2008 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Chavo said...

Sounds like a great plot line for a Guy Ritchie film!

2/08/2008 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Fri Kapitalist said...

Hey thats racial racial profiling - that cant be legal - can it. They should also be hunting the big and tall crew with the same vigor.

2/08/2008 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mad Fiddler said...

Scary how short people's tempers can be.

I mean...

Scary how short tempers can be for some people...

2/08/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

As I always say, I'm glad it still takes HUMANS to do this stuff.

The SINGULARITY is further away than it appears in the windshield.

2/08/2008 04:27:00 PM  
Blogger Arthur Dent said...

Heigh-ho?

Please, not the little people, please.

YouTube, Ramones.

2/08/2008 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger joe buz said...

Enough of this small talk...dont sweat the little things....

2/08/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger red259 said...

You may laugh, (as we all did, initially), but the bad guys were using an actual midget sniper in the ramadi area back in '05. he shot primarily from the trunks, (boot), of cars.

2/09/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Blogger Zenster said...

Remember folks:

EVEN DWARVES STARTED OUT SMALL

Thank you, please try the veal.

Red259: You may laugh, (as we all did, initially), but the bad guys were using an actual midget sniper in the ramadi area back in '05. he shot primarily from the trunks, (boot), of cars.

Was his last name Malvo?

2/09/2008 12:57:00 PM  

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