Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's official. The world is going to pot.

See if you can spot the grammatical error in this newspaper article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer:

Robbers leave loot because getaway car to small
Last updated September 29, 2008 8:48 p.m. PT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two armed robbers hijacked a security van with $1.3 million inside but were forced to abandon more than half the cash because their small getaway car could not carry it all, Malaysian police said Tuesday.

The robbers and their compact getaway car were still at large with $524,000 following Monday's heist near Kuala Lumpur, said district police chief Shakaruddin Che Mood.

The robbers stole a small car then held up guards in the security van at a shopping mall. One robber drove the van away and the other followed in the car, Shakaruddin said.

The van was recovered nearby with nine bags containing 2.7 million ringgit $786,000 inside - evidently because they did not fit in the compact car, the police chief said.

"The bags are quite big. I consider them quite stupid. Their planning was very shortsighted," Shakaruddin said.

The five security guards in the van have been detained for questioning. Police suspect the robbery may have been an inside job, Shakaruddin said.

"This thing was done in an easy manner," he said.


Aunt LoLo said...

Really? No bites on this one?!

The grammatical error is in the title. :-)

Roxanne said...

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