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chocco
12-12-03, 20:36
Man put in cell for refusing to carry shopping basket

A Dutchman spent half an hour behind bars because he refused to carry a shopping basket around his local supermarket.

Carst Kijlstra, 32, from Assen, had popped into his local Eddah shop just before closing time to get some veal for his evening meal.

But, when he got to the meat counter, the assistant refused to serve him because he wasn't carrying a basket, reports Dagblad van het Noorden.

Mr Kijlstra said: "I told her I didn't want one because it was nearly closing time. She wouldn't listen but came back with the shop owner who told me it was the rules.

"I said: "Don't be ridiculous", left the money on the counter and went home. I was preparing dinner when a police car came to take me to the police station. They put me in jail like a criminal, for half an hour."

A police spokesman confirmed they put Mr Kijlstra in a cell while they worked out what to do with him: "We couldn't just leave him at the desk," he said.

Mr Kijlstra was allowed to go home after he agreed to pay a 95 fine and stay out of the shop for 12 months.

An Eddah spokeswoman said there was a good reason for the rules and they had to be maintained.

"When the goods are all in a shopping basket, employees can clearly see what it contains. It's to prevent shoplifting," she said.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D

the croft woman!
12-12-03, 20:41
lol what is the world coming to!

chocco
12-12-03, 20:45
What about this then?

Cabbie throws would-be robber in the boot

A Dutch teenager who tried to rob a taxi driver was arrested after the cabbie locked him in the boot and drove him to the police station.

The 17-year-old, from Sappemeer, threatened the driver with a knife and demanded money after getting into his cab at Hoogezand railway station.

Without hesitating, the 41-year old cabbie got out of the car, pulled his passenger from the back seat and threw him in the boot.

He then drove straight to the local police station and handed him over to police officers who arrested him, reports the Nu news website.

A police spokesman said: "The cab driver did well. Other people should take him as an example."

Story filed: 12:52 Friday 5th December 2003

Well done to that man! :D :D

the croft woman!
12-12-03, 21:01
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Nicky
12-12-03, 21:12
An Eddah spokeswoman said there was a good reason for the rules and they had to be maintained.

"When the goods are all in a shopping basket, employees can clearly see what it contains. It's to prevent shoplifting," she said.http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Very good reason! They must be really clever http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

tazmine
12-12-03, 21:12
The cabbie is lucky they didn't arrest him for hurting the poor misguided youth. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

AnotherLara
12-12-03, 22:39
Originally posted by chocco:
Carst Kijlstra, 32, from Assen, had popped into his local Eddah shop just before closing time to get some veal for his evening meal.Another example of why vegetarianism pays. ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Harryu
13-12-03, 09:15
Originally posted by tazmine:
The cabbie is lucky they didn't arrest him for hurting the poor misguided youth. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Unfortunately Taz you are correct :(

The cabbie is lucky he didn't try that in the UK; he would have, without a doubt, been arrested and charged with kidnapping :(

Aza

Wizzkiddo
13-12-03, 15:14
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Wizzkiddo
13-12-03, 15:15
btw/ Edah is spelled with only one 'd' :D

Titanium
13-12-03, 15:44
Originally posted by chocco:

He then drove straight to the local police station and handed him over to police officers who arrested him, reports the Nu news website.
Wow what a nice taxi driver... he even drove the boy to the police station http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif