Posts Tagged robbery

Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends Arrested for Assault and Robbery

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, 12 August, 2008

Winnie-the-Pooh, a guy in a mouse costume and another guy in a panther disguise were all arrested in Tokyo, Japan following an assault and robbery of two victims. Apparently, the cute and cuddly trio ran out of clean clothes, so instead of doing some laundry, decided to wear the silly costumes and head out on the town.

So there is Winnie, mouse boy and panther man standing on a street corner, obviously drawing some attention to themselves. It is not common, even in Japan to be hanging around after midnight in this ridiculous getup. Now I have seen that silly “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” reality series, so this didn’t seem like a huge stretch of the imagination, but these guys were getting some unusual stares even over there.

So Winnie-the-Pooh starts to get all bothered by two innocent but gawking bystanders and waddles his way up to them. ‘What are you staring at?’ bellows Winnie-the-Pooh in a non-friendly Hundred Acre Woods manner. The situation quickly escalated as Winnie started to beat up the two normally dressed people, as the mouse and panther jumped in. That willie, nilly, silly old bear.

When everything was said and done, the victims were beaten and robbed of about $160. Winnie, Piglet and Tigger, I mean Winnie, the mouse and the panther were later arrested. I guess the police line up was pretty easy, although the original call to the Japanese police must have been awkward.

You were beat up and robbed by who?

Now in a situation like this I suppose either traditional pepper spray or Bear Mace would have sufficed. Or a good jolt with a stun gun might have made and interesting scene as Winnie-the-Pooh lay rolling around on the ground. You’d just have to dig the device rather deep, depending on how stuffed with fluff the costume was.

It takes all kinds in this world, Be Safe, Be Prepared. Be on the look out for ill-mannered cartoon characters looking for an easy buck.

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Heist Turns Sour at Local Lemonade Stand

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 18 June, 2008

I guess once you graduate from stealing candy form babies, your next logical step is ripping off lemonade stands. I mean you don’t want to jump into convenience stories too quickly… you might not quite be ready to take such a big step.

That is just what this 18-year-old in Terre Haute, Indiana did. Allegedly, this guy walked up to a local lemonade stand not too far from his house. Apparently, he noticed business was booming and decided to take advantage of the young entrepreneurs running the street-side business?

“The guy came up and was, like, ‘Give me your money,’” said one of the 12-year-old kids who was running the lemonade stand with a group of friends. “I was shocked. It was just my immediate reaction to chase after him.”

The lemonade stand heist temporarily netted the extremely brave robber with a whopping $17.50. Unfortunately the kid chased him down the street and followed him to his house. She promptly called the police who had to spend almost a hour trying convince the tough guy to surrender, but eventually were able to arrest him on a preliminary felony charge of robbery.

“I didn’t think anyone would come up to a lemonade stand and steal. That’s really low,” said another of the 12-year-olds at the stand. The kids expect they will continue to sell lemonade, but this time with an adult standing guard.

The kids should have grabbed a lemon and squirted him in the eyes. It wouldn’t have been quite as effective as pepper spray, but it would have given this creep second thoughts about committing lemonade stand robbery.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in Safety,

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What’s in Your Pocket?

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, 29 April, 2008

To quote those rather annoying credit card commercials
“What’s In Your Wallet?”

But really, what IS in your wallet? You probably have
Credit cards, bank cards, your id, pictures, Cash? I’m
pretty sure most of these items are pretty standard
fixtures in most people’s wallet or purse. And be sure
these are the same pretty coveted items that a common
street thug is after.

This same street thug is usually a grown up version of
the typical bully on the grade school playground. He is
preying on the seemingly weak with his fear and
intimidation tactics, and will get his way, over and over
again if you let him.

Especially in these times of our “economic slowdown”
(Isn’t that what the politicians are calling it?), many
economically challenged people may more readily resort to
crime and robbery in an attempt to get ahead at the
expense of unsuspecting you.

Don’t be a victim if you don’t have to. Losing your wallet
is quite the ordeal. Canceling and replacing all of your
cards, replacing ids, pictures and all of the other items
you have stashed and horded in your wallet or purse. Not
to mention how much of your hard earned cash has just
lined the pockets of some low life street rat.

So really, the better question is “What’s in Your Pocket?
(or on your keychain?)”

You would be surprised how much a little pepper spray
or a stun gun
would change the tune of this fear and
intimidation junkie. It is much harder to forcibly
demand your personal possessions if the creep’s eyes
are burning, tearing uncontrollably and having a fit of
coughing and choking. Some Mace to the face would give
you ample time to vacate the premises while this thug
has some quality time rolling around the pavement.

You would probably even have an extra second to execute
a quick boot to the gut on your way out if you so choose.

Once you are a safe distance away, alert the police to
have them clean up the mess and give the thug some time
to cool off.

Don’t be afraid to tool up with some self defense
and protect what is rightfully yours. Belongings
can be replaced but encounters with street thugs can quite
easily escalate into personal safety situations. The
quicker and more effiently the situation is dealt with,
the better.

When threatened, turn self defense into self offense. Take
the matter into your own hands and end it on your terms.
Control the situation, End the confrontation. The longer
the thug stays in control, the worse the situation can

Remember, this creep is not expecting you to offer any
resistance. Throw him off his game.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you,
but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could
be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,


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Introducing our Newest Auto Dialer Alarm System

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 26 September, 2007

Often times crime happens when no one is around to notice
and the crooks are long gone by the time anyone does. Now,
you can protect your home or office with our newest product,

The Auto Dialer is a unique passive infrared system that
monitors motion in an area you select. When the unit is ARMED,
the motion detector watches the protected area. Once movement
is detected, a 105db security alarm will sound and the Auto
Dialer will call up to 5 preset telephone numbers selected
by you. The Auto Dialer can also be used in Chime mode, such
as in a store, where a chime will alert you when motion is
detected. The Auto Dialer is easy to set-up. Install a 9 volt
battery (not included), connect the AC adaptor and telephone
line (included). Then mount the Auto Dialer to the desired
location 5-6 feet above the floor.

We have another product similar to this one, the Telespy, but
the new Auto Dialer is an even more affordable option to
securing your home, further eliminating the excuse of it
cost too much to protect my house. Funny that the cost to
recover or replace stolen items and rebuilt the feelings of
safety asnd security after a robbery FAR outweigh a measly
$39.95 motion alarm…

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you,
but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could
be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob Cook

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