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The University of Georgia is a strange sad place on the best of days, a sports- and booze-sodden universe, its lawns scattered with the remains of the last tailgate… But even by its own surreal standards, the theft of a forklift kind of pushes the envelope…

They’ve been looking for the thing for a month… It weighs 22,000 pounds and was, the university announced today, stolen by a university employee. (What’d he do? Drive it out?)

The article doesn’t say whether the university recovered the forklift…

How do you hide a forklift? Did he sell it?

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4 Responses to “A Forklift?”

  1. Polish Peter Says:

    Construction and warehouse equipment theft is very common. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_equipment_theft. It all looks alike, and you just drive it away or load it on a trailer. You don’t have to hide it, just park it in a plausible spot in plain view, and most people won’t give it a second glance. It’s almost impossible to secure, so thieves often return to the same job-site over and over.

  2. francofou Says:

    Hide it where nobody goes: the library, for instance.

  3. dmf Says:

    do they still have libraries at universities I thought they had all been converted to cafe/study-areas

  4. GTWMA Says:

    Study areas? Don’t you mean Cyber-toriums?

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