Don't steal from the CCTV shop...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by dubbz, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    What's up with that? Did he seriously believe he whould get away with it? How stupid can you get?


    Link: BBC News article
  2. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Reminds me of the guy who tried to hold a store up a gun-point, having not taken into account that a) it was a gun store b) a Police patrol car was parked outside (with the Police officer inside the store).
    Apparently he burst in with his weapon drawn and got shot by more than one person neither of whom happened to be the store owner or Police officer standing at the counter.
  3. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Stupid is as stupid does. Cameras are just about everywhere now. Even those that use disguises are recognized by others.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Dunno about elsewhere, but over here only about 1/4 of all cameras are actually functioning. The others are set up as dummies to try to prevent people from stealing/doing the wrong thing. Maybe this guy was just taking his chances, they're not bad odds.
  5. combatcolin macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2004
    Northants, UK
    made me laugh :D
  6. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

    Henri Gaudier

    May 4, 2005
    The boy is a dope but ..

    what is most awful is how from UK to Boston to Australia these cameras exist. I've lived in London & Budapest and both of those towns are crawling with them and yet they are accepted. If they come to my local town I'll shoot the cameras off their poles. It's a sick time we live in. There's even CCTV in a park dedicated to George Orwell in Spain!
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    They are accepted because time and time again they have proved instrumental in bringing criminals to justice.

    David Copeland, the London nail-bomber, managed to avoid detection for some time and eventually killed three people, but after release of CCTV pictures, he was identified and captured within hours.

    Personally, I have no problem with them at all.
  8. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Recently had to source a CCTV system for work and went along to a seminar being thrown by a prospective supplier. They told how they had just won the contract to supply a London council(can't remember which but Tower Hamlets rings a bell, is that a council bourough?) with an eight thousand camera system. He told how the installation egineers had to have a Police patrol with them during each installation, probably because of people just like you. :( :mad:
  9. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    I think that happened in Texas also. You don't cut people off in Texas in your car, nevermind attempt a hold-up.
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    Dumb criminal stories never fail to amuse me :D .
  11. cleanup macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
    CCTV = Central China Television?

    There are CCTV stores?

    My parents have a CCTV receiver so they can get CCTV-4 and -9 over here in Canada, but, again, stores?
  12. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    CCTV = Closed Circuit Television

    al la surveillance cameras.
  13. dubbz thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    Edit: Eh, Sharewaredemon beat me to it :)

    In case you weren't joking :D :

    CCTV (in this case) = Closed-circuit television.

    From wikipedia:

  14. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Or not so closed if they screw up the installation. About 10years ago they installed the first of our towns CCTV cameras for the Police. On the first weekend they prodly flicked the switch and went live only to find out on Monday that they were interfering with TV broadcasts in the building adjacent to the cameras and the pictures could be viewed on peoples TV's. I can't remember the detail but I think it was only the local cable channel that was picking it up!
  15. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    hmm that guy looks a lot like the guy from Britan I shared a room with at a local hostel....

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