Flamin starlings....they're into everything

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Subject: Flamin starlings....they're into everything
From: "Marc Gardner" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 23:55:30 +1000
Evening all

I received the following email that appears to be doing the rounds at the
moment about birds nicking money out of a coin box of a coin operated car
wash in America.

The email actually comes with some pics but I don't know how genuine the
pics are.  I can email the pictures to those that are interested.  The
culprit apparently is a on....

Julia Creek QLD


  Bill owns a  company that manufactures and installs car wash systems.
  (Magic Wand Car Wash Systems, just in case you want to buy one). Bill's
  company installed a car wash system in  Frederick, Md. Now understand
  that are  complete systems, including the money changer and
  money taking machines.

  The problem started  when the new owner complained to Bill that
  he was losing  significant amounts of money from his coin machines
  each week. He went as far as to accuse Bill's employees of  having a key
  to the boxes and ripping him off. Bill just  couldn't believe that his
  people would do that, so  they setup a camera to catch the thief in
  action. Well,  they did catch him on film!

  That's a bird  sitting on the change slot of the machine (pic).

  The bird had  to go down into the machine, and back up inside
  to get to the money!  (pic)

  That's three  quarters he has in his beak! (pic) Another amazing thing
  is that it was not just one bird -- there were several  working
  together. Once they identified the thieves, they  found over $4000 in
  quarters on the roof of the car wash  and more under a nearby tree.

  And you thought you  heard of everything by now!

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