Surrey police are hunting a burglar who broke into a house in Redhill, Surrey and swiped a packet of bacon - except for a single rasher left chillingly draped over the front door handle. As well as clearing the family's fridge of their salty pork belly breakfast meat, in the early hours of September 4, the thief also swiped a …
Poor res CCTV
>> He is described as white with short dark hair and a moustache.
Are they sure it's not a strip of bacon across his upper lip?
I'll get my coat...
Pernicious pork poacher pinches packet of preserved pig products
ohh the swine
But the question is... how did he know that particular house had bacon in the fridge?
And was it smoked bacon because unsmoked bacon is horrible and only enjoyed but trely stupid people.
oh I can smell the sizzle already.
trely stupid people?
Not only do I much prefer the unsmoked variety, but I also have a (Mensa tested) IQ of 149.
Oh, and I can also spell "truly" properly (assuming that's what you were trying to type there and not an even more mangled version of "really").
Even as we read this...
...police are preparing a hambush.
You know when "they" say the old ones are the best..?
Apart from the love of pork products all geeks have, obviously.
The Register in non-IT related news story shocker!
You're new here aren't you...
CCTV was the tech angle! Oh, the horrors of obsolete security tech!
I think you mean
non-IT news related story.
Add hyphens to taste!
Right the first time really.
"non-IT news related story" implies it is a "story" not related to "IT News"
"non-IT related news story" implies it is a "news story" not related to "IT"
since the article is a "news story" (a telling of recent factual events), rather than a "story" (a narrative piece of writing either fiction or non-fiction, not necessarily recent in either case), the original grammar works best.
For more insight please read my latest book:
Mein Kampf (gegen die schlechte Grammatik)
How did he get in?
Did he huff, did he puff, did he blow the house down?
I can get away with reading this...
...until I start laughing having read a particularly daft but funny comment.
....there has been a rash(er) of this sort of thing.
.. at least he brought home the bacon..
Surely it should be HP Sauce with bacon...
Ketchup with bacon, HP with sossies.
Makes me want a hog sarnie now this does...
There's your IT angle.
Wonder if this bloke is related to the criminal mastermind that scaled my 10-foot garden fence (with decorative victorian spikey bits) and stole a solitary tray of seedlings, leaving behind the identical seed tray sitting next to it, along with the lawn mower, watering can, etc also sitting on the porch, then re-scaling the fence and leaving nary a trace.
Have you tried scaling a 10 ft fence with or without Victorian decorative spikes, with a lawn mower?
Nothing baffling about the rasher on the doorknob
He was obviously trying to wipe away his fingerprints?
Hammed it up by getting caught on CCTV though... he'll be in for a right grilling when they catch up to him.
Meaty amount of ham jokes
But I'm disapointed there wern't more knob gags.
Just for you...
...The piggy product plunderer will have to hope he doesn't get hamstrung by his greasy knob :)
// Sorry, its the best I could come up with at short notice!
A man goes to the Doctor and says that he has a serious sexual problem.
When asked to give details, the man says that for a very long time he has
been wanting to put his knob in the bacon slicer. The doctor is
astounded, and gives the man some pills and instructs him to take one
every day and to then come back and see him in a week. A week later the
man returns and the Doctor asks him how things went, to which the man
replies that he couldn't resist the urge and finally just had to put his
knob in the bacon slicer. A little worried, the Doctor asks to take a look
at the man's knob, but on inspection he can find nothing wrong with it.
"There's nothing wrong with you, what about the bacon slicer?" asks the
Doctor, to which the man replies "I don't know, he ran away!"
I love the English language
In just about every other language on earth, that joke wouldn't work.
As for the bacon thief, I hope he gets assaulted!
BTW who would be in the market for dodgy bacons? "Yer, mate, I gots some hot bacon 'ere, just fell off the back of a truck, know wot ah meen?"
Reminds me of Tommy Cooper ..
A man goes to the butcher, and asks for some beef from the top shelf
"You can't have it", he gets told
"Why", he asks
"Because the steaks are too high"
I'm thankfully old enough to have seen him on TV. Quality - he was one of the few who could deliver this stuff absolutely dead pan (well, for a moment, I liked that he usually had to laugh about it himself).
Two blondes walk into a building.
Funny, at least one of them should have seen it..
"Doctor, my arm hurts if I do this"
"Then stop doing that"
Hamburglar surely ?
Me + coat + stage left
Stealing packs of bacon from under their noses...
What a crackling idea!
...In other news John Prescott has been panic buying bacon to keep in his safety deposit box.
I suspect someones telling Porkies......
that and there's been a rash of no-new news today!
just getting the grill ready for diner....
British Bacon Burglaries Bonanza
I had never heard a slice of bacon called a rasher before! Thanks to El Reg I am now slightly less dumb and my vocabulary is slightly less lacking. Hooray for bacon!
Perhaps he was from Jamaica?
And his mate said "Go steal some beer-can...." and he rashed in and it all went wrong...
Stranger than fiction...
There's movie potential, in the story. I bet the bloke could even strike a deal, about it. I see the States' own Robert De Niro cracking safes and expunging their contents, only to leave a full slab of bacon deposited in the vault - a dramedy!
The big case comes when - in an epic dramatic inversion - when De Niro attempts to pilfer the contents of the Honey Baked Ham treasury vault, only to deposit a small stack of $20 bills, in place of the porky products.
Hey, it's modern drama, "anything goes."
“The victims are at a loss to understand why someone would break-in to their house and steal a packet of bacon"
I think the technical name is CH3–CH2–OH.
That's the formula
the technical name is ethanol
He's done the police a favour really, they can immediately eliminate 2 religeous groups from the suspect pool.
That swine left here with the telephone. And the police won't investigate because its a hog on their resources.
Bet the police give the guy a grilling when they find him.
He is doing it wrong.
Well, on second thought, he did bring the bacon, didn´t he, after all?
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