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Stolen lottery tickets lead to bathroom standoff

Texas LotteryTexas Lottery: Stolen lottery tickets lead to bathroom standoff

A robbery involving Texas Lottery tickets led to a standoff in a public bathroom Tuesday morning in northwest Harris County near Houston.

Sheriff's deputies said a group of armed gunmen stole lottery tickets from a convenience store early Tuesday.

Several hours later, a man returned to the store and tried to cash one of those stolen tickets. Employees told deputies they called for help when the man went to the restroom.

The man was still there when deputies arrived, and employees and customers were told to leave the store for their own safety.

After shouting for the man to come out, authorities waited with weapons drawn for nearly 30 minutes before the man came out with his hands raised and was taken into custody.

It's not known if the man now in custody was one of the suspects in the robbery of the lottery tickets, or if the man had washed his hands before exiting the bathroom.

KHOU

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Posted: January 10, 2007, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

That's a great story Todd. I hope the robbery gets stopped this time.

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    Posted: January 10, 2007, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

    "It's not known if the man now in custody was one of the suspects in the robbery of the lottery tickets, or if the man had washed his hands before exiting the bathroom."

    Jester Laugh

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      Posted: January 10, 2007, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

      "It's not known if the man now in custody was one of the suspects in the robbery of the lottery tickets, or if the man had washed his hands before exiting the bathroom."

      Jester Laugh

      I was wondering who would be the first to spot my little contribution to the article!

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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        Posted: January 10, 2007, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

        I was wondering who would be the first to spot my little contribution to the article!

        I had to read that last sentence a couple times...you had us going there, Todd.  Big Grin

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Posted: January 10, 2007, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

          Sorry, I couldn't resist! Embarassed

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Posted: January 10, 2007, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

            The guy had to go to the bathroom and p*** away his future over some dam scratchers.

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              Posted: January 10, 2007, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

              That's a great story Todd. I hope the robbery gets stopped this time.

              Thud

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: January 10, 2007, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                LMAO!!!! thanks Todd I needed that laugh

                Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                  Posted: January 10, 2007, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                  Todd, the way a lot of press releases are written these days, I wasn't really sure if that was your editing or in the original article.

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                    Posted: January 10, 2007, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                    The guy had to go to the bathroom and p*** away his future over some dam scratchers.

                    Maybe he was in there playing poker and yelled "I gotta flush."  (sorry...groan)