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The tortoise, named Grumpy, was stolen. Nothing else was taken.
BBC On-Line ^
| Monday, 17 May, 2004
| staff writer
Posted on 05/17/2004 6:32:12 AM PDT by yankeedame
Burglars steal family's tortoise
Monday, 17 May, 2004, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK
A Plymouth man says he is "baffled" by the theft of the family's pet tortoise at the weekend.
Ronald Coombes returned to his Brynmoor Walk home on Sunday to find burglars had broken into his conservatory and vandalised his garden.
He then discovered that the tortoise, named Grumpy, was missing. Nothing else was taken.
Mr Coombes, who also has three cats and a dog, said: "It's just beyond me why anybody should steal him."
He continued: "They're not exactly a cuddly pet, but they have got their own character.
"Really, it is worse than if he had died. He's missing, and I don't know what's happened to him."
Grumpy, who is worth about £200, has been part of the Coombes family for more than 16 years.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: grumpy; tortoise
Gumpy: "I've been running away for years and I finally made it outside their yard."
posted on 05/17/2004 6:39:38 AM PDT
(Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
posted on 05/17/2004 6:44:00 AM PDT
(I voted for it before I voted against it, and I didn't even show up for the vote!)
posted on 05/17/2004 6:47:37 AM PDT
LOL!!! Thanks for the morning laugh!
posted on 05/17/2004 6:47:47 AM PDT
("Born with the gift of laughter & a sense that the world was mad.")
To: blanknoone; mikrofon; martin_fierro; mhking
You know, this man
has been in Europe the past few days:
posted on 05/17/2004 7:08:23 AM PDT
by Charles Henrickson
(Mr. Moore, in the conservatory, with the Cuisinart.)
"I've been running away for years and I finally made it outside their yard."
"MY! OH! MY!...Those snails are fast." BUMP :))
posted on 05/17/2004 7:46:34 AM PDT
(Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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