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England [where else?]: Granny arrested over lost football
News.Com.AU ^ | October 09, 2006 | staff writer

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
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1 posted on 10/09/2006 6:03:28 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

Geez, these folks must take their football seriously!!


2 posted on 10/09/2006 6:05:30 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: LIConFem

DNA sample taken, did they think she ate the football or something???


3 posted on 10/09/2006 6:09:44 AM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: Shimmer128

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...


4 posted on 10/09/2006 6:12:29 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: yankeedame

I'm guessing there's more to the story.


5 posted on 10/09/2006 6:15:04 AM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: yankeedame
I predict a call to reinstate the Death Penalty in U.K.
6 posted on 10/09/2006 6:19:33 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: yankeedame
Glad that wasn't years ago where I parents lived. The town built a baseball field behind their house and baseballs kept getting hit into their garden, my father would collect them just to PO some of the coaches and others
7 posted on 10/09/2006 6:21:26 AM PDT by sticker
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To: Shimmer128

LOL!!


8 posted on 10/09/2006 6:24:58 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame

It's really a soccer ball, not a real football. I guess you could call it a metric football.


9 posted on 10/09/2006 6:26:12 AM PDT by Toby06
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To: LIConFem

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!


10 posted on 10/09/2006 6:37:05 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; Axiom Nine; ...

Red-Flagged Granny Ping


11 posted on 10/09/2006 6:43:11 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: AmericanChef

....or shaved her cat.


12 posted on 10/09/2006 6:44:05 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: yankeedame
This wasn't a real football.

It was a soccer ball.

13 posted on 10/09/2006 6:46:19 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Thrownatbirth

Oh-HO! I think you nailed it!


14 posted on 10/09/2006 7:20:32 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: yankeedame

Easy. It was the nuclear football.


15 posted on 10/09/2006 7:31:47 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: Shimmer128

In Britain, they do DNA testing on everyone arrested and treat it like we do fingerprints.


16 posted on 10/09/2006 7:49:25 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: yankeedame
So next they are going to arrest the neighbor for making a false police report? If they don't the grandmother should accuse them of making child porn or something.

BTW police are idiots in this case. You don't arrest someone without any proof they committed a crime. What the hell are they charging her with since they found no ball in her house?
17 posted on 10/09/2006 8:29:55 AM PDT by monday
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To: monday

GOOD POINTS~!!!


18 posted on 10/09/2006 8:30:53 AM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: yankeedame
A GRANDMOTHER was arrested after a neighbour claimed she refused to return a ball kicked into her garden.

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.

19 posted on 10/09/2006 5:40:20 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: doc30

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.


20 posted on 10/10/2006 6:02:29 AM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: Shimmer128

:)


21 posted on 10/10/2006 7:37:18 PM PDT by Shimmer128 (Doesn't take much to make me happy)
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To: Shimmer128

exactly what i was thinking. sounds to me like an excuse for big brother to get her dna on file


22 posted on 10/10/2006 7:39:24 PM PDT by lawgirl (She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain)
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