Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Police are puzzled

My favourite story out of New Zealand this week:

Burglars lock themselves in police cell

Police are puzzled about the motives of those who broke into Matamata police station on Saturday night.

The burglars got in through a front office window, but as they entered the cell block a self-locking door closed behind them, trapping them.

Maybe they were checking out the amenities of their future accommodation.


kenju said...

It sounds like the plot of a TV comedy!

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