- Published: 23/09/2010 at 10:52 AM
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Stealing a 1.5-metre-long python is not a smart thing to do.
Pet shop thieves end up wrestling python
MELBOURNE: Two ‘‘dumb and dumber’’ alleged pet thieves wrestled a stolen python in a McDonald’s car park as astonished customers looked on, Australian police said yesterday.
The men, aged 22 and 24, struggled with the 1.5m-long snake, named Boris, which was ‘‘not happy’’ at being removed from its container after being stolen from a Melbourne pet shop.
‘‘In all honesty, it’s just a case of dumb and dumber,’’ Detective Sergeant Andrew Beams told public broadcaster ABC.
‘‘Anyone who gets out there with a one-and-a-half-metre python in a McDonald’s car park, they’re pretty dumb.’’
Totally Reptiles owner Jodie Graham said Boris, who is safely back at the pet shop, has a ‘‘very nice personality’’ and was upset at not being handled properly by the would-be thieves.
The two men were arrested and charged with offences including burglary and theft. AFP
dumb – stupid โง่
alleged – claimed to be true although not yet proven ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
thief – someone who steals something. An instance of stealing something is called a theft ขโมย
wrestle – to take, pull, or hold something with difficulty ต่อสู้กันอุตลุด
astonished – very surprised about something that you did not expect ประหลาดใจ
struggle – to try hard to do something that you find very difficult พยายาม
container – something used for storing or holding things, for example a box, bottle, or bowl ภาชนะใส่ของ, หีบบรรจุ
detective – a police officer whose job is to try to discover information about a crime so that the criminal can be caught สายสืบ
reptile – a type of cold-blooded animal that gives birth to young animals as eggs and whose body is covered in scales. Snakes and crocodiles are reptiles. สัตว์เลื้อยคลาน
personality – the part of a person that makes them behave in a particular way in social situations, e.g., in friendly or unfriendly way, or in a confident or shy way บุคลิกลักษณะ ลักษณะเฉพาะตน
upset – very worried or angry about something วิตก กังวล
would-be – hoping or trying to do something ซึ่งอยากจะเป็น
charge – to accuse someone officially of committing a crime ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
offence – a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment การกระทำผิดกฎหมาย
burglary – the crime of entering a building illegally in order to steal things การบุกเข้ามาขโมยของในอาคาร/บ้าน
theft – (the act of) dishonestly taking something which belongs to someone else and keeping it การลักขโมย
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