Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dumbest Robbers EVER!

Mood: Too Funny!

This is CLASSIC!!! Loving the Batman and Teen Wolf disguises!

October 30, 2009 – 10:35AM

It’s been labelled the worst disguise ever – two men arrested over a burglary attempt in the US were found with fake beards and masks scrawled on their faces with a permanent marker.

Police stopped the car of Matthew McNelly, 23, and Joey Miller, 20 after it matched the description of a vehicle used by two men who allegedly tried to break into an Iowa apartment last Friday night.

When officers looked inside the 1994 Buick Roadmaster, they were surprised to find the men with masks, beards and moustaches painted on their face in some sort of rudimentary disguise.

"It’s a little weird," police chief Jeff Cayler told Radio Iowa.

"I’ve been here long enough that I’ve seen a lot of things, but this one’s a little different compared to most … I mean, just the face thing is what sets it apart."

Mugshots of the pair show the black ink scribbles on their faces.

A number of US blogs, including the popular Huffington Post, described it as "the worst disguise ever".

The men may have been under the influence of alcohol when they devised the idea for their disguises.

"For what it’s worth, it appeared they had both been drinking quite a bit and maybe weren’t thinking quite rationally," Mr Cayler said.

One of the men also believed the owner of the apartment they were trying to rob was dating his girlfriend, he said.

McNelly and Miller were each charged with attempted second-degree burglary and released on bail.

Mr Cayler said numerous media outlets had contacted him about the case, while pictures of the two men have raced around the internet and blogosphere.

‘Dumb and Dumber’

In 2005, Australians Luke Carroll and Anthony Prince made international headlines after they held up a Colorado bank while wearing name tags and speaking in Australian accents.

The pair were reportedly regulars at the bank, so were quickly identified by their accents.

They also took photos of themselves posing with the stolen cash in a public toilet; photos that were later discovered by police on a digital camera and which became key prosecution evidence.

The pair were labelled "Dumb and Dumber" by the media.

— and AP


My New Baby Niece!

Mood: Yay!!!

The newest member of our family was born on Wednesday 15 October 2009 at 2.45am at North Shore Private Hospital. A third child to Grace and Vinay, and a little sister to Renée and Kiran, this beautiful little girl is yet to be name has been named Danielle Wai Yin, and is sure to be well loved and well cuddled by her adoring family, especially her Aunty Golly!

Welcome to the world and to our family, darling girl!

For more photos, please click here.

12 Sleeps To Go!!!

Mood: Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

12 sleeps to go till our big trip to New York City!!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Can’t believe time has flown by so quickly! We still haven’t mapped out what we would like to do for the 10 days we’re in NYC – it really is a case of "so much to do, so little time"!

I am so looking forward to this trip with my darling man. We have never been on a holiday together, just the 2 of us. NYC is our first holiday together as a couple – what a way to hit that first milestone, eh?

I promise to blog about the trip when we return. There will be plenty of photos, so stay tuned for those!


Parenting FAIL!

Mood: WTF???

I can only shake my head at the below article.  Parenting FAIL!

October 15, 2009

A Louisiana couple admitted giving an exotic bird to a woman in exchange for two children, a US district attorney said Wednesday.

Paul and Brandy Romero, of Eunice, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sale of a minor, Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac’s office said in a statement.

Their five-year prison sentences were suspended in exchange for their testimony against the woman accused of handing over the children, Donna Greenwell of Glenmora, the statement said.

The Romeros traded their cockatoo and $175 for the children in February.

Greenwell is not their mother but the children were living with her, apparently with their parents’ knowledge.

Prosecutors say she "instigated" the transfer when she responded to the Romeros’ advertisement for sale of the bird.

Greenwell, who is free on bond, has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of sale of minor children. Her trial is set for November.

— AP