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Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)
| March 2, 2014
| Lee Moran
Posted on 03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST by DogByte6RER
Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock
Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident.
A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber.
Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun.
He then demanded cash from terrified staff at Ladbrokes in Shettleston, Glasgow.
But an off-duty cop spotted the hubbub and knocked the plumber to the floor.
As he was being arrested, Rough tried to claim he was "only joking" and carrying out a dare.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: assclown; bookies; bookmakers; crime; cucumber; england; glasgow; ratcrime; robbery; shotgun; uk; unitedkingdom
To: Slings and Arrows
posted on 03/02/2014 9:05:42 AM PST
("Loose lips sink ships")
Bringing to mind that wonderful scene in Spinal Tap...
posted on 03/02/2014 9:06:11 AM PST
Is that a cucumber in your sock or are you just here to rob me?
posted on 03/02/2014 9:07:29 AM PST
My mamma always told me to never bring a cucumber to a gun fight.
posted on 03/02/2014 9:09:02 AM PST
(Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
He got himself in a pickle now!
posted on 03/02/2014 9:09:04 AM PST
posted on 03/02/2014 9:10:59 AM PST
by Don Corleone
("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
posted on 03/02/2014 9:14:21 AM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
posted on 03/02/2014 9:25:14 AM PST
by Dr. Sivana
("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
posted on 03/02/2014 9:40:47 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
posted on 03/02/2014 9:50:08 AM PST
(May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
posted on 03/02/2014 10:03:00 AM PST
(Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
“Is that a cucumber in your sock or are you just here to rob me?”
LOL! Took the words right off my keyboard.
Somewhere Mae West is having a chuckle I’m sure.
posted on 03/02/2014 10:06:11 AM PST
“Rough the Plumber discovered with cucumber in his sock”
Dang, same thing happens to me all the time. (Boing chik-a-bow-bow...!)
To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows
posted on 03/02/2014 10:30:21 AM PST
by a fool in paradise
(The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise
Derek Smalls has fallen upon hard times.
posted on 03/02/2014 11:10:47 AM PST
by Slings and Arrows
(Richard Warman censors free speech.)
To: a fool in paradise
What about a pointed stick?
posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:50 AM PST
Carrying a concealed cucumber can be pretty serious business, especially if it’s unregistered.
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