Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This Just in from the Lynn Police ... in England!!!

Lynn has certainly been making some national headlines lately. Most of it stemming from the recent fight put up on Youtube involving almost 30 female students and of course the now famous lesbian t-shirt debacle.  Mix in the other news associated with living in an urban environment and I get my share of google alerts every morning. Most make me shake my head, some get me angry, but every once in a while I get a good laugh.

The laughs always come from the headlines of our mother country and our namesake, King's Lynn in the United Kingdom. Yes, google is not smart enough to realize that the Lynn our ancestors decided to name the city for is not the same as the Lynn we all know and love. And so, I get their google alerts of high crime and mischievity. Like this one, just this morning.

Fakenham: Ornate lamp stolen from bedroom

AN ORNATE paraffin lamp was stolen from a home in Fakenham.

It was taken from the bedroom of a home on Mill Court last Friday. The lamp is described as approximately 18 inches tall, with a metal base in the design of the Eiffel Tower.

It has a brass wick turner and a mauve glass bowl with a floral engraved design.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area in the weeks leading up to the theft.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Emma Cross at King’s Lynn police station on 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Imagine someone calling the Lynn, MA police department with this report? :-) Even for King's Lynn this is a bit much of a news story. I love the "weeks leading up to the theft" comment. As if this was a grand plot to get the lamp from the home in question. 

I do hope the family gets their lamp back and I sincerely hope it makes the news.

Ah, to dream of simpler times.






  1. As an example, I give you Exhibit A - The next Google Alert from Lynn, MA - Lynn police find baby sitting on loaded gun during search

    Now that's a News Story!!

  2. maybe I'll start a national campaign to correct the Lesbian naming.  It's being misused for sexuality instead of women's rights to its historical content.  

  3. lol.  last time on your blog I wrote I'ld do something to advocate for something (in saving the woods), it actually happened. thanks btw- would have not found out early if it wasn't for you.

    long story why the name thing is a downplay. 


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