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Posted on 10/09/2006 6:03:28 AM PDT by yankeedame
Granny arrested over lost football
From correspondents in Heanor, Derbyshire
October 09, 2006 12:00am
A GRANDMOTHER was arrested after a neighbour claimed she refused to return a ball kicked into her garden.
Angela Hickling, 56, was taken to the police station, photographed and had a DNA sample taken.
Police searched her home but failed to find any sign of the football which one of her neighbours claimed to have kicked into her yard.
Her husband told London's The Daily Telegraph: "To see her led away like that was devastating. We know nothing about any football. Neither I or my wife have seen it."
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Geez, these folks must take their football seriously!!
DNA sample taken, did they think she ate the football or something???
Could be... if it was made out of pig skin, perhaps she had a hankerin' for pork rhinds. But this is English "football", so who knows...
I'm guessing there's more to the story.
It's really a soccer ball, not a real football. I guess you could call it a metric football.
Hey, some of those gardeners are even more fanatical!
In any case, a bunch of footballers can't deal with one old gal, so the wusses call the cops? They could've taken her some tea biscuits or something, apologized, and gotten their ball back.
Too much missing info for me!
Red-Flagged Granny Ping
....or shaved her cat.
It was a soccer ball.
Oh-HO! I think you nailed it!
Easy. It was the nuclear football.
In Britain, they do DNA testing on everyone arrested and treat it like we do fingerprints.
One time I was playing ball in a local schoolyard with some kids in the neighborhood. I accidentally tossed the ball over the fence and into the driveway of the house next door to the school. We kids went to the house, saw that the driveway had a tall locked gate and a mean acting guard dog. So we went to the front door of the house, rang the bell and it was answered by a pinch faced old crone , about in her 50s-60s. We told her about our ball in her driveway, could she possibly retrieve it for us? The mean old crone angrilly told us, no we couldnt have our ball back and she wasnt going to get it for us (I got the feeling that kids balls winding up from the schoolyard to her driveway was a common and irritating occurance). Then slammed her front door on us.
If only I had known that I could have the old bat arrested.
I got a weird message, that I didn't send, from my account, to my account.
I wish i knew what was going on.
I wish i could believe it was from a friend, but it doesn't really seem like it.
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