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Burglar feared dead in Leeds sewer
Yorkshire Evening Post ^ | 30/04/2013 12:04 | Sam Casey

Posted on 04/30/2013 1:18:48 PM PDT by davemac.439

A burglar is thought to be lying dead in a Leeds sewer after going on the run underground.

The man and an accomplice escaped after police went to investigate a break-in at a set of commercial buildings near the city centre.

One is thought to have run off above ground, but the other is believed to have clambered into the sewerage system under Hope Road, off Mabgate near West Yorkshire Playhouse.

A major search operation by emergency services failed to find any sign of him – except for a set of footprints that eventually tailed off.

(Excerpt) Read more at yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: burglar; death; sewer
I have always been taught to never speak ill of the dead.... But. Better that this thief died, Running away down the sewer, like a rat, from Police. than burglarizing innocent people or families, leaving people to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after a visit by this man or his ilk.

Darwin's theory at its finest.

I would like to nominate this guy for the Darwin Awards!

1 posted on 04/30/2013 1:18:48 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: davemac.439

How cute! Your first ever thread and you put it in Breaking News!


2 posted on 04/30/2013 1:20:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!)
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To: davemac.439

Lot of this going around.

One found dead in the sewer here in Michigan the other day. Apparently he was stealing metal.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 1:21:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: davemac.439

What a crappy way to end your life.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 1:21:52 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: davemac.439

“feared dead” is not a phrase I would use in this article.

Hoped, expected, wanted, wished - now those are more appropriate.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 1:21:54 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: davemac.439
*CHOMP!*
swamp/sewer gator leaves no evidence..

6 posted on 04/30/2013 1:23:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: davemac.439

No Longer Live in Leeds.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: davemac.439

“Call Roto-Rooter, that’s the name, and away go troubles down the drain.”


8 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:57 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: davemac.439

We had some local criminal types drown in a sewer here about twenty years ago. Supposedly they were trying to break IN to a prison to free some of their criminal buddies.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 1:34:13 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: davemac.439

He “clambered into the sewerage system”. Those English, quaint. Like Hobbits.
Welcome to FR, earthling!


10 posted on 04/30/2013 1:48:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (Muslims: Let's turn them inside outside)
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To: davemac.439

Not that these two clowns would be missed but not a pleasant way to go.

Welcome to FR by the way!


11 posted on 04/30/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: davemac.439

Looks like this guy is up s@#t crick without a paddle.


12 posted on 04/30/2013 1:59:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

His first post, but a sure-fire classic.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 2:02:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: davemac.439
Just another example how the modern education system fails our young people.

This poor fool never heard of sewer gas. The fool jumps in the sewer and is dead within minutes from a lack of oxygen or hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.

Regardless you never go in to a confined space with out testing the atmosphere first. Confined spaces kill a half dozen people or more in this country every year.

14 posted on 04/30/2013 2:03:00 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

i always understood the dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide and agree with you.
Back in the early 50s Southern Bell lost two men at Lenox Ave. CO.(Miami Beach) manholes,. I also believe the Fire Dept. lost at least one man there also.
They enlarged the manhole and added another opening so we could use one for extra air blowers. We were required to run at least two blowers at all times.
All of which brings me to this question: How did “Andy” escape through 500 yards of sewer pipe in the movie “Shawshank Redemption” without dying?


15 posted on 04/30/2013 2:18:31 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: GOYAKLA

Actually I have never watched the movie.

But if the sewer is big enough and has a natural draft the atmosphere could be kept habitable.

But as an escaping prisoner you would be risking your life to find out unless you can figure out a way to test the atmosphere before you go in.

Got canary?


16 posted on 04/30/2013 2:45:13 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: davemac.439
howdy noob


             

17 posted on 04/30/2013 2:45:43 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: davemac.439

The Bobbies didn’t go in and try to flush him out?


18 posted on 04/30/2013 2:59:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

My apologies if I put this in the wrong section, but as you point out, it is my first post.

No doubt, as I figure out how the site and its sections work, I wont make glaring mistakes and have them pointed out in such a condescending manner,

Thanks for the help mate!


19 posted on 04/30/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: tumblindice; warsaw44; Lonesome in Massachussets

Thank you for your welcome, I hope that I can be as entertaining as some of the post that I have read before joining.

Even if its only my attempts at typing that cause the humour


20 posted on 04/30/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: tomkat

Cheers Matey, Where can I get some of that popcorn?


21 posted on 04/30/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: davemac.439

Help yourself ! http://i.imgur.com/KDyZz.gif


22 posted on 04/30/2013 3:33:12 PM PDT by tomkat
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