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.