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Friday, June 20, 2008

Wait, I Remember the Punchline

From CNN:
LAKEVILLE, Minnesota (AP) -- A Lakeville man says he feels violated after two police officers woke him up at 3 a.m. to tell him his door was unlocked.

Their surprise visit was part of a public service campaign to remind residents to secure their homes to prevent thefts. Usually, officers just leave notices on doors.

But they went further in Troy Molde's case on Thursday. Police entered the house where four children under 7 were having a sleepover, and then went upstairs to Molde's bedroom.

The officers told Molde his garage door was open, the TV was on, the keys to his truck were left in the ignition and the door to his house was ajar.

A police spokesman says the intrusion was justified because the officers' initial door knocks went unanswered, and they wanted to make sure nothing was wrong.

He says the kids inside -- Molde's two sons and two nephews -- were afraid to wake their dad, so the officers went upstairs.


I think the punchline used to be: "...you can tell when (so-and-so) broke into your house because the dog was pregnant." That's all I remember.

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Speaking of jokes, this one reminds me of the Bush Administration:

While driving along the back roads of a small town, two truckers came to an overpass with a sign that read: CLEARANCE 11'3."
They got out and measured their rig, which was 12'4" .
"What do you think?" one asked the other.
The driver looked around carefully, then shifted into first. "Not a cop in sight. Let's take a chance!"

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1 Comments:

At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is indeed a Bush Administration moment.

How's it goin'?

--Oscar

 

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