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Man Robs Store Wearing Flower Pot as Disguise, Wielding chainsaw
WFTV ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Posted on 02/13/2014 4:13:35 PM PST by nickcarraway

If there were awards for such things, an Australian teen would assuredly win the prize for most unique robbery attempt.

According to the Queensland Times, police were called to a local 7-Eleven store after reports that a chainsaw-wielding suspect, wearing a flowerpot on his head to disguise his identity, made a memorable attempt to rob the store.

Workers at the convenience store say around 4:30 a.m. Monday the suspect, Steven Frank Steele, entered the store and began terrorizing them in an attempt to rob the place.

They say Steele "lunged at them" with the chainsaw and then attacked several display racks and a window while demanding money.

Police say things got even more bizarre when Steele dropped his pants "exposing his buttocks" to the shocked store employees.

Instead of handing over cash, the two employees fled to a back room to escape the chaos.

Steele allegedly then gave up and left with only a bottle of soda.

He didn't get far. A police officer responding to reports of the robbery noticed Steele walking down a nearby street and placed him under arrest.

The allegedly stolen chainsaw was found nearby in a bush by a police dog.

Steele is charged with multiple crimes, including one count of armed robbery, two counts of willful damage, one count of public nuisance and with damaging a parked vehicle while fleeing the crime scene.

Investigators say Steele was drunk during the late-night rampage.


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1 posted on 02/13/2014 4:13:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Another Ned Kelly wannabe. LOL!


2 posted on 02/13/2014 4:16:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: nickcarraway

See? If I put this flower pot on my head they’ll all look at it and not my face. They’ll never recognize me! It’s a great disguise!


3 posted on 02/13/2014 4:17:18 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: nickcarraway

Devo?


4 posted on 02/13/2014 4:17:48 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: nickcarraway

Is mental illness becoming a competitive sport?


5 posted on 02/13/2014 4:17:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL; Darksheare

Drunk, chainsaw, flower pot on head, Australia, showing his butt ...

This could be an Undead Thread.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 4:18:59 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Tax-chick

lol


7 posted on 02/13/2014 4:20:16 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

You just can’t make the sh*t up.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 4:20:28 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: GeronL

All it needs is an aardvark.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 4:20:48 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: nickcarraway
Investigators say Steele was drunk during the late-night rampage.

Hard to believe...

10 posted on 02/13/2014 4:21:06 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: nickcarraway
Investigators say Steele was drunk during the late-night rampage.

What was their first clue?

11 posted on 02/13/2014 4:21:18 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: GeronL

The poor bastard couldnt find a gun because thier aint none, one up for the gun confiscating progressive a##es


12 posted on 02/13/2014 4:21:25 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: nickcarraway
Wait a minute....he was pissed?

Naw, can't be!!

13 posted on 02/13/2014 4:22:49 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: martin_fierro

Fiction trumping ping


14 posted on 02/13/2014 4:22:54 PM PST by tomkat
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To: BykrBayb

Perp asks “are Me not men”

vacuous loutish teenaged morons arent exclusive to North America?


15 posted on 02/13/2014 4:23:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The US is actually a few years behind Euroland and some other places on that slope


16 posted on 02/13/2014 4:23:56 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yeah! A Devo devotee!


17 posted on 02/13/2014 4:24:23 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Tax-chick

I thought 7-Eleven employees were required to have squirt guns filled with Agent Orange at all times.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 4:26:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
A police officer responding to reports of the robbery noticed Steele walking down a nearby street and placed him under arrest.

Hey, whoa, wait just a dang minute here. The police can just arrest any chainsaw-wielding, flower-pot-wearing, buttocks-exposing guy they see walking down the street? THAT'S PROFILING!

19 posted on 02/13/2014 4:28:53 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure I don’t know. I’ve considered an overnight shift at Walmart, but not a job in a convenience store. I don’t have that much life insurance.

I’m picturing a large flower pot, 3 gallon or so, inverted and obscuring the man’s face.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 4:28:57 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Tax-chick

I pictured him cutting out the bottom of the pot, putting his head in it, and cutting out eye holes.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 4:30:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I figured he was so drunk he didn’t need eye holes.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 4:31:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Tax-chick

I think I read something similar in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson. Except a crate of grapefruit was involved as well.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 4:33:15 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: nickcarraway

24 posted on 02/13/2014 4:34:56 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SkyDancer

“I will call on my fully sick boys” and then he pulled out a chainsaw and went Chk Chk Boom.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 4:35:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: INVAR

26 posted on 02/13/2014 4:36:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick

I worked at a convenience store many many years ago. We had a noggin-smacking implement near the register.

I had a long line at the counter one evening and one of the local hoodlums raising hell in the store. I asked the customers to be patient for a moment. I came from around the counter and bodily threw the hoodlum out into the parking lot. I came back to a huge round of applause- LOL

That’s the worst thing that happened on one of my shifts.

Guy that relieved me one night for the graveyard shift went hand to hand with a Buick- in the store. Guy came in at about 2:05 and tried to buy alcohol (2:00 was the cut-off time then) and he didn’t take being denied very well.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 4:37:15 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I have a very varied background!


28 posted on 02/13/2014 4:40:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: nickcarraway

Ahhhh….. the value is truly in the thousands of words.

Many thanks.

Now if he had a cape and Dr. Seus knee-high socks he would truly set a fashion standard for convenient store burglars.


29 posted on 02/13/2014 4:40:52 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway

Im rather surprised that in his condition he didnt cut himself rather badly

what were the chances of his flower pot slipping ....diverting his already alcohol unfoused attention from the position of the chainsaw?

will the convenience store release the video?


30 posted on 02/13/2014 4:43:43 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Riley
 ”noggin-smacking implement”

I feel the need to work that one into casual conversation soon.

31 posted on 02/13/2014 4:45:51 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Riley
bodily threw the hoodlum out into the parking lot

I'm awfully small to attempt that.

32 posted on 02/13/2014 4:46:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: CrazyIvan; Riley

I could hit you on the head with a 2-year-old.


33 posted on 02/13/2014 4:46:39 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Most unique”?

“Most unique”?!

That man is paid to write “Most unique”?!


34 posted on 02/13/2014 5:10:37 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Tax-chick

“That’s no way to go through life son.”


35 posted on 02/13/2014 5:19:05 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

Apparently he was a little too far off the norm, even in Australia.


36 posted on 02/13/2014 5:20:13 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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37 posted on 02/13/2014 5:22:07 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway
Witnesses were called to a police lineup:


38 posted on 02/13/2014 5:30:47 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t know, between the US, England, and the Aussies, think we got a lock on the crazy criminal stories.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 5:39:16 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

Oh, no! We get crazy criminal news posted from Asia, South America, or Africa here regularly. In Africa, there’s usually witchcraft involved. In Asia, there’s usually underage girls.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 5:41:27 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: nickcarraway

most unique

***
Something is either unique or it is not; it can’t be most unique.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 5:44:03 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Tax-chick

I’m picturing a large flower pot, 3 gallon or so, inverted and obscuring the man’s face.

&&&
That’s what I picture, but how does he see then?


42 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:18 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

Picture in post 26. It looks like the pot is on his head, but not obscuring his face. Great disguise!

I reminds me of my 2-year-old, the aforementioned blunt trauma instrument, putting a stuffed animal on her head and announcing, “My hat!”


43 posted on 02/13/2014 5:48:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yeah, I did see the picture after I had made my comment. Something tells me your two-year-old has more sense than this guy. :)


44 posted on 02/13/2014 6:47:17 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: nickcarraway

I guess we need a 3 day waiting period for chainsaw purchases.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 7:46:57 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: nickcarraway

No Texan would be caught dead with that itsy-bitsy chainsaw. Is that a butter knife?


46 posted on 02/13/2014 8:42:33 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: ExCTCitizen

A three day waiting period for gardening supplies.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 10:07:35 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick

I’ll see your crazy African and Asian criminal stories and raise you http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/


48 posted on 02/14/2014 12:31:34 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Dr.Deth

Yes!

Been to a few of their concerts.

The best!


49 posted on 02/14/2014 12:32:36 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

I’m at Walmart almost every day, but nobody has taken my picture.


50 posted on 02/14/2014 1:22:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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