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Worker tries to steal yacht - one piece at a time
news.com.au ^ | 04-25-2007 | staff writer

Posted on 04/30/2007 9:18:53 AM PDT by bedolido

A WORKER at a UK boat-building firm has been caught trying to steal a luxury yacht one piece at a time.

James Light, 35, stole hundreds of yacht parts worth £55,000 ($133,000) over a period of seven years, Bournemouth Crown Court heard yesterday.

He stole the parts from his former employer, Sunseeker.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: piece; steal; uk; worker; yacht

1 posted on 04/30/2007 9:18:58 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

Shades of the old Johnny Cash tune, “One Piece At A Time”.

(About an auto worker trying to steal a Cadillac.)


2 posted on 04/30/2007 9:22:35 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bedolido
I saw a comedy sketch where somebody working at a car plant stole parts from different year car models and had a Lincoln/cadillac/mustang/volkswagon mixed breed car..... it was funny...stupid but funny.

before the flames start, I know that they're different manufacturers.

3 posted on 04/30/2007 9:23:44 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: bedolido
He had better make sure that all the parts come from the same model.....

"Oh I got it one piece at a time....."

4 posted on 04/30/2007 9:24:58 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Mobile phones kill more people than exploding cupboards, ironing boards and Godzilla)
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To: bedolido

I heard about someone who got themselves a slightly used M-60 machine gun that way.


5 posted on 04/30/2007 9:25:08 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Beebers stuned - $5. Two for $8.)
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To: bedolido

cheeky bloke


6 posted on 04/30/2007 9:26:57 AM PDT by Ieatfrijoles (Grilled cheese sandwiches are delicious.)
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To: bedolido

“Now, the headlights, they was another sight - there was two on the left and one on the right,
But when we pulled out the switch, all three of ‘em came on.”


7 posted on 04/30/2007 9:32:03 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: bedolido
Inspired by this guy, no doubt:


8 posted on 04/30/2007 9:37:48 AM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: JRios1968
I thought that was Sergeant Luther Rizzo


9 posted on 04/30/2007 9:42:49 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

The O-riginal psychobilly Cadillac.


10 posted on 04/30/2007 9:42:56 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: bedolido

Back when I was in the military we built a Jeep this way. Ordered it one part at a time!


11 posted on 04/30/2007 9:43:15 AM PDT by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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To: All

(Guess I should’ve read the article.)


12 posted on 04/30/2007 9:51:33 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bedolido

13 posted on 04/30/2007 10:05:29 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Dumpster Baby
Here's the one that was in the Cash museum.

I used to work for the guy on the left.


14 posted on 04/30/2007 10:18:05 AM PDT by labette
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
You mean this one?    ;^)

===

Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadillacs.

Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black.

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand

Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

So the very next day when I punched in
With my big lunchbox and with help from my friends
I left that day with a lunch box full of gears
Now, I never considered myself a thief
GM wouldn't miss just one little piece
Especially if I strung it out over several years.

The first day I got me a fuel pump
And the next day I got me an engine and a trunk
Then I got me a transmission and all of the chrome
The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks
But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.

Now, up to now my plan went all right
'Til we tried to put it all together one night
And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong.

The transmission was a '53
And the motor turned out to be a '73
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone.

So we drilled it out so that it would fit
And with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kit
We had that engine runnin' just like a song

Now the headlight' was another sight
We had two on the left and one on the right
But when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.

The back end looked kinda funny too
But we put it together and when we got thru
Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin.

About that time my wife walked out
And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin."

So we drove up town just to get the tags
And I headed her right on down main drag
I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around.

But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
And when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds.

I got it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I got the only one there is around.

[Spoken:]
Ugh! Yow, RED RYDER
This is the COTTONMOUTH
In the PSYCHO-BILLY CADILLAC Come on

Huh, This is the COTTONMOUTH
And negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there RED RYDER
You might say I went right up to the factory
And picked it up, it's cheaper that way
Uh, what model is it?

Well, it's forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one,
fifty-two, fifty-three, fif-ty four, fif-ty five,
fifty-six, fifty-seven, fifty-eight automo-bile.

Yeah, it's a fifty-nine, sixty, sixty-one, sixty-two...[fade]

15 posted on 04/30/2007 11:32:44 AM PDT by SAJ (debunking myths about markets and prices on FR since 2001)
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To: bedolido

I wonder how he planned on sneaking the hull out.


16 posted on 04/30/2007 1:37:38 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Did you see the pic in the Sunday NYT of the Chevy 789?
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30E10FC385B0C768DDDAD0894DF404482
It’s a car built to include the styling of a 57, 58, and 59 Chevy.

A cool looking ride.


17 posted on 04/30/2007 4:43:29 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
What do you think?



18 posted on 04/30/2007 4:47:46 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: bedolido
Light also admitted cultivating cannabis and possessing ecstasy tablets, cocaine and cannabis.

Better off if he'd just gotten the munchies...

19 posted on 04/30/2007 5:14:59 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration."- unknown)
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To: SAJ

I remember that song, pretty silly! The car is a hoot—does anyone still give it a spin?


20 posted on 05/07/2007 7:18:52 PM PDT by PandaRosaMishima (she who tends the Nightunicorn; who is glosser of Titanic's wings)
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To: PandaRosaMishima
I only know one group, local group, that performs it around here. Beyond that, I'm Sgt. Schultz.

;^)

21 posted on 05/07/2007 8:06:51 PM PDT by SAJ (debunking myths about markets and prices on FR since 2001)
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