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    Sword-wielding knights rob medieval festival

    Sword-wielding knights rob medieval festival

    A gang of thieves dressed as knights and armed with a sword and an axe robbed the organizers of a medieval festival in north-east France and made off with 20,000 euros ($25,000), police said.



    The theft took place in the early hours of Monday as organizers were counting revenues from the festival in Bitche, near France's border with Germany, a spokesman for regional police in Lorraine said.

    "According to witnesses, there were three or four individuals, masked and wearing medieval attire," the spokesman said.

    They struck one of the organizers with the handle of the axe and escaped with the cash.

    Police have opened an investigation and interviewed several witnesses, he said.

    The Medievales Europeennes de Bitche is one of France's largest festivals of medieval culture and last year was attended by more than 11,000 people.

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    Highwaymen still exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    Highwaymen still exist?
    Right along with Footpads, Cut Purses, Bandits, Desperados, Brigands, Corsairs, Pirates, Marauders, heisters, defalcators, swindlers and Cat Burglars. I love the english language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexe View Post
    Right along with Footpads, Cut Purses, Bandits, Desperados, Brigands, Corsairs, Pirates, Marauders, heisters, defalcators, swindlers and Cat Burglars. I love the english language.
    Thanks Hexe, I just learned a couple new words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexe View Post
    Right along with Footpads, Cut Purses, Bandits, Desperados, Brigands, Corsairs, Pirates, Marauders, heisters, defalcators, swindlers and Cat Burglars. I love the english language.
    None of this was explained to me by my highschool guidance counselor dammit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexe View Post
    I love the english language.
    As do I. Which is why I snickered heavily when I read this happened in a town called Bitche. Seems a proper name for the people who give up their pockets after being hit with a stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
    As do I. Which is why I snickered heavily when I read this happened in a town called Bitche. Seems a proper name for the people who give up their pockets after being hit with a stick.
    I thought the same thing. But I accidentally negative buttoned your post due to shifty kindle touchscreen. Apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    I thought the same thing. But I accidentally negative buttoned your post due to shifty kindle touchscreen. Apologies.
    *gack* the dreaded negative feedback button!! I can feel my powers slowly dwindling! Oh wait, just gas.

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    hit by a medieval axe handle. While being surrounded by 4 armed and armoured knights. Yeah total *****.

    NOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syphilis View Post
    hit by a medieval axe handle. While being surrounded by 4 armed and armoured knights. Yeah total *****.

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    So maybe the dudes counting the cash were'nt wearlng their plate mail?

    Reckon four made off with their ill-gotten booty in this?


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