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rotornut
14th Jul 2016, 17:48
Kebab shop owner ignores armed robber, serves customer - World - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/kebab-shop-robbery-1.3677032)

Lonewolf_50
14th Jul 2016, 17:54
Kebab shop owner ignores armed robber, serves customer - World - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/kebab-shop-robbery-1.3677032) That works when the criminal cooperates with the peaceful modus operandi.
Great to see a happy ending on this one!
Well done, Said Ahmed! :ok:

"I'm not a hero but, you know, I controlled my reaction," Ahmed told New Zealand media (https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/im-not-hero-but-controlled-my-reaction-christchurch-kebab-owner-speaks-over-bungled-robbery-v1). "Quite lucky because that reaction come to my head in that moment.
"I ignored him completely, like 'I'm not seeing you.' He had not prepared himself for this action," Ahmed said (http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11672094).

KenV
14th Jul 2016, 18:11
Wait....what?!! The robber was armed? But that cannot be possible. Are there not laws in New Zealand prohibiting that?

John Hill
14th Jul 2016, 18:56
There is an American base in Christchurch and maybe that was where the robber came from.

fltlt
14th Jul 2016, 19:35
There is an American base in Christchurch and maybe that was where the robber came from.

Can't have been an American, the media aren't screaming Assault Rifle.

Um... lifting...
14th Jul 2016, 20:17
Ah, yes, the U.S. Antarctic Program Support Base. It's an office and a warehouse at the airport. I've been through there.

Those U.S. Air Force supply sergeants get up to all sorts of mischief.

Tell me, John, was the chap wearing polar bunny boots and carrying a seal rifle? That's how you can tell.

Lonewolf_50
14th Jul 2016, 20:22
Tell me, John, was the chap wearing polar bunny boots and carrying a seal rifle? That's how you can tell. It was a kebab shop, not a kimchee shop. How would John have seen the event? :}


Actually, this thread would be better served simply in praise of someone who kept his cool and took a risk. (I note from the article linked that plenty of folks have offered effusive praises for how large his spheroids are). Seems to me that pilots would generally approve of that combination.

John Hill
14th Jul 2016, 20:31
Um... I guess you missed the hangar?

BTW I recall that during the 1980's drugs and other contraband materials were entering NZ via the base, what chance there were guns coming the same route?

John Hill
14th Jul 2016, 20:37
Seems to me that pilots would generally approve of that combination.

Maybe, but this incident does show how things can go tragically wrong when the victim is not armed.

Geordie_Expat
14th Jul 2016, 20:44
It was a kebab shop, not a kimchee shop. How would John have seen the event? :}


Actually, this thread would be better served simply in praise of someone who kept his cool and took a risk. (I note from the article linked that plenty of folks have offered effusive praises for how large his spheroids are). Seems to me that pilots would generally approve of that combination.

Wasting your time, the usual children are at it again. Agree with your comments (even thought I'm not pilot).

tdracer
15th Jul 2016, 03:08
It only took 4 posts for John Hill to blame Americans. That may be a new record.

reynoldsno1
15th Jul 2016, 03:27
Are there not laws in New Zealand prohibiting that?
Armed robbery? Yes, there are laws prohibiting that.
Owning a gun? Yes, there are laws permitting that.

West Coast
15th Jul 2016, 05:21
Maybe it was the French John, you know the hell they've given your lot with little repercussion.

John Hill
15th Jul 2016, 06:17
NZ/France relations are very good...

http://www.radionz.co.nz/assets/news/74561/eight_col_000_D62V4.jpg?1468517575

Toadstool
15th Jul 2016, 06:29
It only took 4 posts for John Hill to blame Americans. That may be a new record.

I think that was in reply to the third post from KenV. You know, mentioning gun laws. :ugh::ugh:

DirtyProp
15th Jul 2016, 07:16
NZ/France relations are very good...

http://www.radionz.co.nz/assets/news/74561/eight_col_000_D62V4.jpg?1468517575
Oh la la!
They drafted Gerard Depardieu too?
Sacre Bleau!

ShyTorque
15th Jul 2016, 08:22
Surely not American. They don't eat kebabs.

Lonewolf_50
15th Jul 2016, 08:29
Surely not American. They don't eat kebabs.
Yes we do, when we find ourselves in London (or in a place like Istanbul).
(It is hard to find a kebab shop here, though).

racedo
15th Jul 2016, 18:25
Kebab owners revenge would have been better.
Should have served him him a Doner Kebab.
Now that is revenge.

ORAC
15th Jul 2016, 19:14
France PM admits Greenpeace bombing a huge mistake (http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/302857/france's-pm-admits-greenpeace-bombing-'huge-mistake)'

Martin the Martian
16th Jul 2016, 12:27
Jeez, what do you have to do to get service in some places, eh?:E

Well done that man, and you can almost see the 'WTF?' thought bubble appear above the robber's head when he walks to the other end of the counter.

Cazalet33
16th Jul 2016, 18:27
It was a very New Zealand way of dealing with a potentially unpleasant problem.

Nicely done!

Um... lifting...
16th Jul 2016, 20:48
BTW I recall that during the 1980's drugs and other contraband materials were entering NZ via the base, what chance there were guns coming the same route?

Of course they were, dear. I'm assuming you alerted the papers.

John Hill
16th Jul 2016, 20:58
Of course they were, dear. I'm assuming you alerted the papers.

Someone must have..

Here, you can go to the NZ National Library and read about it for yourself.

Frozen out : the Deep Freeze drugs and customs dispute
Bibliographic Record Display
ByAnsley, Bruce
InListener, 13 Nov 1989; v.125 n.2593:p.10-12,39
Journal article
AbstractReports on the dispute between the Customs Dept and the US Govt over the illegal importation of drugs and contraband at the Operation Deep Freeze Base, Christchurch. Examines reaction by the US and NZ govts.

West Coast
16th Jul 2016, 21:39
Can you provide the article? It's conveniently not available. Trust but verify what our kiwi friend says and all that.

John Hill
17th Jul 2016, 00:03
The article is available from the NZ National Library.

Adam Nams
17th Jul 2016, 00:37
http://londonkoreanlinks.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Kim-jong-il-looking-at-a-doner-kebab.jpg

hiflymk3
17th Jul 2016, 09:24
Are those ex army generals on the spits?