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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
No Joke. It’s a Robbery!
Here's an interesting situation. A robber walks into a store, waves a gun around, and tells the cashier to give him all the money in the register. The cashier takes one look at the gun, thinks it's plastic, and assumes the guy is joking. So she tells him to get lost. Frustrated, the would-be robber runs out of the store. But authorities now believe the robbery attempt was real, which makes the woman quite lucky. But there's still the possibility that the gun actually was a fake. After all, if the guy really did have a loaded gun, why didn't he fire a warning shot to let the cashier know he was serious?
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 04, 2003
Comments (5)
Recently I was forced to read a short story in English class about a simmilar incident. It was called 'coffee, snacks, worms' and it was about a young canadian girl who is watching over her parent's general store when a guy comes in and tries to rob her, saying that he has a knife. She doubts it and they get to talking aftr she makes him a sandwich. When he is leaving he throws a knive into the trash, proving that he had one all along. It was a horrible story, but it's simmilar to this, isn't it?
Posted by Dracul  on  Sun Jan 15, 2006  at  03:16 PM
does anyone know the main characters name cuz im doing an essay on it and i need to know the girls name and the robbers name
Posted by nancy  on  Tue Oct 30, 2007  at  06:53 PM
main character is Kate but the robber's name was not mentioned.
Posted by answer  on  Wed Dec 12, 2007  at  04:50 PM
I think the story is totally boring and that the story has not interested in it. It doesnt even make sense half of it. Like wow she day dreams alot. But i assume the story is not that similar in ways.
Posted by brittney  in  calgary  on  Thu Nov 04, 2010  at  03:23 PM
I meant to say that the story has nothing interested. And i would never read this story but I have a essay on it so yeaa. smile
Posted by brittney  in  calgary  on  Thu Nov 04, 2010  at  03:25 PM
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