Friday, September 30, 2011

A PATIENT THIEF

Painting by Gino

A thief in Palermo added a new dimension  to the concept of Sicilian pazienza on Wednesday night when, in order to steal a bicycle that was chained to a four-metre plane tree, he patiently sawed the tree down.  This happened in a busy street in the centre of the city and, although the task must have taken some time, no one noticed a thing. 

Only on Thursday morning did the bicycle's unfortunate owner discover the theft as, descending from his apartment to the street, he found the tree lying on the pavement.  Luckily it had fallen without damaging any parked cars or other property.

Vittorio De Sica - Ladri di biciclette

9 comments:

Patricia said...

You can't make stuff like this up!

Ellee Seymour said...

Not even our bicycle thieves in Cambridge have tried that one, as far as I know.

jams o donnell said...

Haha now that is determination. Perhaps it would have been quicker if he left the tree to die!

Sean Jeating said...

Not even Sergeant Pluck would have heard of such treevial a delict.

Dragonstar said...

That's not just patience - it's total dedication!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You're right, Patricia. I am relieved to hear it, Ellee! Ha! Perhaps he should have, jams... Quite! Quite so, Sean. It is, indeed, Dragonstar!

CherryPie said...

It makes you wonder how people wander around without seeing things as they pass by...

Liz said...

That's brilliant!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It does indeed, Cherie. Hi, Liz. I don't think the owner of the bike thought so! sorry about late replies.

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