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New Zealand police were last Friday led a merry dance by a prisoner who gave them the slip while en route to court in Whakatane, on the country's north island. According to the New Zealand Herald, cops twice cornered 34-year-old Werimu Rangi Hauraki following his escape, but on both occasions the dreadlocked, six-foot fugitive …

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What was the aggravating factor in this "aggravated burglary" rap? Being naked?

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Coat

why is he wanted ?

Did he brutally attack the officers knuckles with his face, or was being dark skinned during daylight hours.

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Aggravated burglary and burglary

Aggravated burglary and burglary. Says it just there. At the bottem. Simple realy.

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Anonymous Coward

idiot

Aggravated burglary, that's what the article says - committing burglary (basically entering a building as a trespasser to steal or inflict grievous bodily harm or rape). taking with him a weapon of offence, imitation firearm, firearm or explosive. In other words, whatever his colour (many maoris are white skinned by the way) or state of dress, it's a pretty nasty offence excused by no amount of political correctness.

Subdueing a naked, violent man is not as easy as some inexperienced nitwit may imagine, added to which this chap was, it would seem, large, strong, fit and rather keen to get away. Lucky not to be in USA or he would have been controlled rather differently, probably for good.

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Coat

Well, at least..

.. he wasn't carrying a concealed weapon..

No, wait. Ewww.

The one with the wet wipes, please.

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Paris Hilton

I read that as

"his chap was, it would seem, large, strong, fit and rather keen"

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WTF?

More naked NZers?

Ok - did I miss something, but how did he end up naked?

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I want proof!

You're always teasing us with these little tidbits.

Where's the pics, dammit!

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NZ - land of the free-range orc

Nasty hobbitses chaasing Gollum!

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Play mobil time me thinks

Time for a El Reg Play mobil re-construction hehehe

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Let him off

Forget the charges, a six foot naked dreadlocked man with weed matting as his only clothing hot footing it through the countryside with his hands cuffed behind his back is so funny it warrants a special pardon.

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Well done Colombo

"This man is determined and does not want to be apprehended."

Unlike other fugitives from the law...?

I'm off to NZ if all that's needed to baffle their rozzers is a desire to not get caught and some 'weed' covering my nethers.

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"Hauraki is reportedly unhurt"

After a "dive from a balcony over a steep cliff head first"?

Neat trick that. He's in for a rotten time now he's pissed them off and they know damned well he doesn't bruise easily though....

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Anonymous Coward

No one noticed?

So No one noticed a 6 foot dread in handcuffs wearing nothing but a bit of reed matting over his bits running around the place. OK I know its New Zealand but..................

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Anonymous Coward

He covered 40km of terrain naked ?

Was he barefoot as well ? If so, is he an ex-Marine or somesuch ? How fast did he cover the distance ?

Curious couch-potatoes want to know.

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Coffee/keyboard

New keyboard, please ...

"He is currently naked" ..."A major dragnet involving choppers". Oh, well, it amused me ...

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Joke

Another Fugitive Film?

Maybe not for the younger audiences, though.

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Prudery = well interntioned child abuse

Why not? It's adults who have a problem with nudity.

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Paris Hilton

all they had to do

was peg out a particularly attractive sheep, and lay in wait.....

(Paris was the closest icon to a sheep I could find)

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Anonymous Coward

Reminds me of somthing

So, a six foot naked dreadlocked man coming out of a river, i would crap myself, thinking i was getting hunted by the preditor!

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So he's large, strong, naked and can dive over cliffs without harm

Is anyone else hearing the words "I need your cloze, bootz, unt motorzykle"?

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Terminator,

with a different hair cut....

Henri

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