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Why did the gnomes cross the road?
Status: Prank
Eighteen garden gnomes were found lined up in the Australian town of Warrnambool, waiting to cross a road. The police stated:

"Right on the crossing, there was some on one side and some on the other side patiently waiting for the traffic to stop," he said. "At this stage we believe it's just a school prank but obviously the owners of the garden gnomes wouldn't appreciate their property being stolen from their gardens. They're just gn-one (gone)."

The gnomes were taken to the police station where they were given a cup of tea. However, the police were unable to fingerprint them. (One of these days I really need to create a separate category just for gnome stories.)
Categories: Gnomes, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Fri Nov 18, 2005
Comments (10)
LOL Unable to fingerprint the gnomes, indeed...
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Fri Nov 18, 2005  at  01:00 AM
Hmm, are they positive they were stolen? Maybe the people claiming them are the real gnome thieves!
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Fri Nov 18, 2005  at  01:26 AM
what's with all these gnome thieves??
gnomes are overrated man...
Posted by Yushi  on  Fri Nov 18, 2005  at  02:27 AM
oh, I wish there was a photo!
Posted by katey  on  Fri Nov 18, 2005  at  09:08 AM
Yay gnome category! How do you know the gnomes didn't walk to the crossings hmm? you know they've got places to go too! would you like staring at a bed pansys all day?

I think not!
Posted by Blood For Nothing  in  Somewhere in the Arctic  on  Fri Nov 18, 2005  at  05:17 PM
Sounds like the work of the Gnome Liberation Front to me.
Posted by Mr Henderson  in  U.K.  on  Sat Nov 19, 2005  at  02:30 PM
Maybe one of these is Travelocity's Roaming Gnome?
Posted by DJ  on  Sun Nov 20, 2005  at  12:38 PM
Gotta love gnome pranks.....!
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Mon Nov 21, 2005  at  01:48 PM
Hmmm.... I saw a cartoon a while back that was exactly like this. It was from the cartoon "Whats with Andy". I was about a prankster having nothing to do during the Summer Holidays. Because there is no one around to see it, he kidnaps all the gnomes in town and randomely positions them around the town.
Posted by Carmen  in  Vancouver  on  Mon Nov 21, 2005  at  02:56 PM
This is definately an article that needed a picture. I would've e-mailed it to everyone! lol
Posted by nikki  on  Mon Nov 21, 2005  at  10:47 PM
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