Archive for April 6th, 2009



06
Apr
09

That’s Just Super Unlucky

After three men in Spain decided to rob a grocery store, they ran out of the building and ran right into a heap of bad luck. That’s because Jose Luis Blanco, the 2006 European Steeplechase silver medalist was outside, on a training run. Seeing the men leave the supermarket with a purse and a rucksack, Blano thought it all looked very suspicious, after hearing screams from the people inside the store, he and his training partner made the instantaneous choice to chase the gang. The criminals were already about 5o yards ahead, but when you’re a champion runner, that isn’t too much of a burden to overcome.

When we were about 10 metres from them we shouted, ‘Police, drop the bags,’ but they carried on running. That’s when things started to get a bit hairy, they tried to cross a big main road with lots of traffic. We were weaving in and out of the cars, I think there were two lanes of traffic going in both directions. Us or them could have easily been hit, one of them almost was. We shouted that we were the police a second time but they carried on running so we got up right on their shoulder and told them again to drop the bags. At that point, the thieves finally flung the bags down and behind themselves.

We took the bags back to the supermarket and then waited for the police to arrive. It was unbelievable, everyone was cheering. I’ve never heard applause like it, not even when I’ve won a race. I felt like Superman for a short time.”

Thanks to his descriptions of the criminals, police were able to ultimately track them down and arrest the men responsible for the attempted theft. Last week Blanco was honored by the town for his bravery, although it didn’t seem to be much help for his next race, he finished 62nd.

[Spikes Mag]

06
Apr
09

Well, He Likes Playing in the Shotgun Formation…

4f1fdf379f_brady04062009At Tom Brady’s wedding over the weekend to supermodel Gisele, several of the security guards fired their guns upon two paparazzi photographers who were found hiding in the bushes nearby. No one was hurt but a car window was destroyed as photographers Yuri Cortez and Rolando Aviles tried to run away from the security forces after being ordered to turn over the pictures they had snapped. “No one was hurt but one of their cars was messed up,” a spokesman for the photographers’ agency said.

The gunfire reportedly didn’t mar the festivities where, for the second time, the incredibly good-looking couple said their “I Do”s.

To be fair, I don’t think anything could ruin an evening where I would get to go to bed with Gisele.

[Boston Herald]

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