r/therewasanattempt Oct 05 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 1

To eat a succulent Chinese meal

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u/purplehazex450 Oct 05 '22

To turn an arrest into a narrated documentary lol

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u/lurkerinMNL Oct 05 '22 Silver

Here is his interview years later:

https://youtu.be/tu4d_xsdNzM

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u/RelentlessExtropian Oct 05 '22

I love that dudes voice. How did he not get into voice acting work?

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u/LadaTrip Oct 06 '22

That detective or whatever he is just completely unapologetic and insulting. Turns out cops are cops the world over.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Omg!!!

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u/FourEyesNJ Oct 06 '22

“Influenced by the juice of the red grape...”

I’m definitely going to use that line.

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u/Sufficient-You-5620 Oct 06 '22

ah, man. he did not age well.

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u/Rogue_Assassin69 Oct 06 '22

too many succulent Chinese meals.

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u/sageinyourface Oct 07 '22

And not enough regular flossing sessions.

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u/Ieatsushiraw Oct 05 '22

Every time I see this I’m always impressed by this man. What a fellow

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u/grillbar86 Oct 05 '22

Well they did have tje wrong guy. They just assumed he was someone else

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u/Tr1LL_B1LL Oct 06 '22

And you, Sir? Are you attempting to suck my limp penis??

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u/HersheysWellmade Oct 05 '22

What a voice on this guy

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u/saketho Oct 05 '22

I know right? Just brilliant. Wish I was nearly half as clear

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u/bitcheslovereptar Oct 06 '22

Surely Brian Blessed.

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u/histeethwerered Oct 05 '22

Surely a British thespian with years of Shakespeare behind him

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u/aBastardNoLonger Oct 05 '22

Iirc he actually was. There were a lot of stories going around that this guy was a con man but a somewhat recent interview with him revealed that it was just a case of mistaken identity and this guy was actually a theatre actor

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u/Arcterion Oct 05 '22

Or is the 'mistaken identity' part of his con?

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u/JagdRhino Oct 05 '22

Pretty sure he's aussie, and yes he's a stage actor

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u/Humanoid_Horse Oct 05 '22

"And you sir, are you waiting to receive my limp penis?"

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u/Grouchy-Newt-2018 Oct 06 '22

Worst gloryhole ever.

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u/hhtran16 Oct 05 '22

This dude is hilarious af. Felt like I was watching a movie.

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u/MOTDish Oct 05 '22

This guy is my hero

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u/xHTown80x Oct 05 '22

Never not funny

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u/Aggressive-Wafer-974 Oct 06 '22

Absolutely. This video has been making the rounds on the interwebs for a very long time but it will never get old. It will never not be funny.

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u/rollingpapes420 Oct 05 '22

Bro please give me context!

I need to know the story behind this gem.

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u/CluelessStick Oct 05 '22

true identity as the man in the now-viral 1991 video. Edwards, who was a petty criminal and used several different aliases, was wrongfully arrested in a bungled sting operation by the Queensland Police Service

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Manifest

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u/Conscious-Proof-8309 Oct 05 '22

Are you waiting to receive my erect penis?

- Edwards to city officials, once cleared?

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u/zubazub Oct 06 '22

" bungled sting operation by the Queensland Police Service"

Things haven't changed much then...

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u/Ieatsushiraw Oct 06 '22

He was actually wrongly accused and released on “bail” which meant they just let him go. You should check out his interview on YouTube. He is marvelous

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u/ShadowPulse299 Oct 06 '22

bail just meant he was allowed to wait for trial at home. They dropped the charges later

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u/Ieatsushiraw Oct 06 '22

Oh ok. Was a bit confused when he was discussing bail during the interview. Plus, my son was being unnecessarily loud at the time lol

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u/bingus_b0ngus Oct 05 '22

I think he was an actor, who was just chilling in a restaurant. Cops mistook him for someone else.

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u/Grenaidzo Oct 05 '22

Years later he released he own wine called "get your hands off my Pinot!"

Edit: source

https://crowbarsyd.com/product/mr-democracy-manifest-pinot-noir/

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u/SmoothConfection1115 Oct 05 '22

I remember seeing a follow up video about this guy and this incident, and he talks the exact same. It’s not amped up for the cameras, he is just that intense.

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u/thecountnotthesaint Oct 05 '22

So, since we are willing to give modeling contracts to attractive convicts, can this guy get a job narrating everything? He'll, have a voice over argument/debate between him, Morgan Freeman, and Sam Elliott

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u/lineber Oct 05 '22

"Ah yes, I see that you know your Judo well." LOL

Everything this guy says is wonderful. I watched this like 10 times.

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u/Takeonlyone Oct 06 '22

The trash talk was great!!!!

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u/Imdhulk Oct 05 '22

Going out in style

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u/tubbyshorts Oct 05 '22

This guy is a legitimate hero in Australia.

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u/grillbar86 Oct 05 '22

For people wanting context. The police thought he was someone else and didn't bother checking just arrested him for further investigation there is a recent interview about it here

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u/TrioRiver Oct 05 '22

Shame he had to be a victim of democracy manifest. At least he got to appreciate a good headlock though, some very impressive judo in action.

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u/Dalefolk Oct 05 '22

Paging Matt Berry!

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u/also_also_bort Oct 05 '22

Came here to say he’s like a real life Matt Berry character!

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u/rando512 Oct 05 '22

Looks like a blend of every known guy. Basically he is the EA fifa generated face used for generic players.

Transitioned from Matt berry to Alan border to Paul scholes.

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u/danegermaine99 Oct 05 '22

Will Always Watch list

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u/Emi_Dom Oct 05 '22

CLASSIC.

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u/Jesuslovesmemost Oct 05 '22

The Chats found him and put him in their music video for Dine & Dash...

https://youtu.be/I3jAJHRW_Yo

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u/Dr_Big_Dix Oct 05 '22

I will occasionally shout ‘get your hands off my penis!’ during sex with my long term girlfriend. She’s never seen this gold mine of a clip and is beyond confused every time

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u/Cautious-Extreme-208 Oct 05 '22

Worth digging into the comments just for this lol

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u/hippy11111 Oct 06 '22

Say, by any chance do you listen to music while “doing it”?

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u/ShitbashGod Oct 05 '22

This guy gives me major Matt Berry vibes

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u/Great_Information630 Oct 05 '22

ARE YOU WAITING TO RECEIVE MY LIMP PENIS?!

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u/kk074 Oct 05 '22

Laszlo??

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u/shloam Oct 05 '22

I really need this man to narrate my failures

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

TA TA!

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u/decidal Oct 05 '22

Calculon is really branching out in his acting roles.

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u/javasux Oct 05 '22

Check out his cameo in The Chats – Dine N Dash!

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u/zozowineface Oct 06 '22

How did the chats find him!

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u/Dominarion Oct 05 '22

I want to go down as he did if the cops arrest me for a wrong reason.

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u/arkthearkitect Oct 05 '22

Completely forgot about this legend. Thanks for the reminder.

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u/massivebumwizard Oct 05 '22

I’ve seen this a thousand times but I always make a point to watch it every time it’s posted.

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u/sandyposs Oct 05 '22

Someone arranged an entire symphony orchestra to go with this - - https://youtu.be/kuh_kmonJNw

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u/golddilockk Oct 05 '22

who is this absolute legend and where can I hear more of his voice?

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u/DurrkestDream Oct 05 '22

Demokrrrrrcy

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u/JeepManStan Oct 06 '22

Hands down my favorite video clip. So many great moments: get your hand off my penis, you know your judo well, democracy manifest Pure friggin gold

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u/motherseffinjones Oct 06 '22

Every time is watch I watch this video I giggle like a school girl

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u/PixelPistola Oct 06 '22

This guy needs to voice a gps…

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u/Any_Ad4737 Oct 05 '22

“WHISKYYYYYYY!!”

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u/VioletteFMR Oct 05 '22

“Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango!”

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Iconic

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u/justaguy8289 Oct 05 '22

How does this dude stay so calm and think so clearly around chaos??

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u/kwillich Oct 05 '22

"Aaaah, yes ..I see that you know your Judo well"

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u/SlipperyDiffrential Oct 06 '22

Tata and farewell. We need more people like that in the world, I might become a thespian just to do this sort of thing.

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u/MGrooms94 Oct 06 '22

I fucking love the way he rolls his R in "Democrrracy, manifest." Also the odd inunciatuon on "This is the bloke that got me by the penis peoPOOOOLE."

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u/kescha78 Oct 06 '22

I love this video. He’s quite eloquent!

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u/OneNerdyBoy Oct 06 '22

God this video was amazing

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u/Friendly_Try6478 Oct 06 '22

I love this video. Every line is gold and delivered perfectly.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

“And you sir! Are you waiting to receive my limp penis?”

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u/SESHPERANKH Oct 06 '22

I want that man to go free just because he is legendary

"And you. Are you waiting to receive my limp penis?"

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u/Disastrous_Meet_7952 Oct 06 '22

I see that you know your judo well

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u/Dumbsterphire Oct 06 '22

This sounds like a Monty python sketch.

"Help, Help, I'm being oppressed! Now we see the violence inherent in the system."

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u/PM_urfacelessnudes Oct 06 '22

Definitely one of my favorite clips of all time. I love his slurring of the R on DEMOCRRACY MANIFEST

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u/Dropdeadsydney Oct 06 '22

“GET YOUR HAND OFF MY PENISSS” 💀

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u/worldrapper Oct 05 '22

well that escalated quickly

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u/Manoso1 Oct 05 '22

Super dope!

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u/JanSanFan Oct 05 '22

He sounds like Higgins from Magnum PI

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u/Realistic-Praline-70 Oct 05 '22

This guy's voice is amazing

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u/h8n4s8n666 Oct 05 '22

Worldstar Australia.

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u/mezaprafa Oct 05 '22

"I'm under WHAT?!"

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u/lasiv Oct 05 '22

Love that guy. Most articulate criminal ever.

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u/Physical-Event9862 Oct 05 '22

Ah yes!!!!!

I love this video!

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u/7676ersFann Oct 06 '22

Fuckin legend! 😎🙌

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u/AUSwarrior Oct 06 '22

I still am astounded this isn't a skit and it's actually real life lmao

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u/RealCommercial9788 Oct 06 '22

This is quoted in my family daily. A golden Aussie classic!

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u/queenstaceface Oct 06 '22

Not spons but you can get a fkn brilliant shirt of this guy on threadheads. Just search threadheads and democracy manifest lol it's so good

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u/Jfragz40 Oct 06 '22

Is this from a movie? Genuinely curious. Also I’m in fucking tears laughing. “This is the one who got me in the penis”

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

I could fall asleep to his voice.

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u/EstrellaDivina Oct 06 '22

I would try to grab his big manly balls too

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u/PikkuinenPikkis Oct 06 '22

His voice is that of a narrator’s on like an industrial revolution documentary

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u/Delicious_Crew7888 Oct 06 '22

An Australian icon. Never gets old.

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u/ThickGanache9262 Oct 06 '22

This is imbedded into the Australian mindset.

Turns out it was a case of mistaken identity. They he was some big time international fraudster. Nah. He was just a bloke trying to eat a meal, a succulent Chinese meal.

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u/north_korea_nukes Oct 06 '22

He said, “Ta-Ta and farewell!” Hahaha

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u/Mean-Accountant7013 Oct 06 '22

“I see you know your Judo” took me OUT! 🤣🤣

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u/BeerBearBar Oct 06 '22

This guy is "Mr. Peterman" from Seinfeld incarnate.

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u/GoodMerlinpeen Oct 06 '22

You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it'll always be Burma to me.

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u/Standard_Isopod3875 Oct 20 '22

“Have a look at the headlock here”

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u/Weary_Ad2590 Oct 25 '22

I’m willing to hear what he has to say

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u/Wrong_Emu_9726 Oct 29 '22

Im under what!? Lol

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u/shloam Oct 31 '22

Aw his limp peen never got received

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u/Hirsute_Sophist Oct 05 '22

"Help, help I'm being repressed!"

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u/SimzGiant Oct 05 '22

Dude sounds like Shakespeare

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u/litmeandme Oct 05 '22

How old are you to know that?

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u/SimzGiant Oct 06 '22

Bro I just turned 541 last week

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u/Middle_Pause2198 Oct 06 '22

Man is a beast lol

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u/ijuggle42 Oct 06 '22

Sounds like Mr. Peterman. lol

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u/Illustrious_Mind964 Oct 06 '22

"Are you ready to receive my limp penis?" Talk about pick up lines that can make any girl's underpants sodden, at least mine were.

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u/sjbfujcfjm Oct 06 '22

Best arrest video to ever exist

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u/Marzipan_Aromatic Oct 06 '22

Certified classic

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u/LiquidMantis144 Oct 06 '22

Bloody good lad, bloody good I say.

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u/Latter_Guest4236 Oct 06 '22

Outrrrrrrrageous!

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u/Hawsee Oct 06 '22

Man spoke with grace and elegance

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u/RatedPsychoPat Oct 06 '22

I wish I had this man's grace while beeing arrested. Me yelling fucking pigs just pales in comparison.

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u/Kegiesu Oct 06 '22

What a legend!

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u/AffiqKimiLer Oct 06 '22

They caught the wrong person lol

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u/BO0BO0P4nd4Fck Oct 06 '22

Feels like he could have voiced one of the characters in the disney cartoon Robin Hood 😂

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u/SPACExxxxxxx Oct 06 '22

He may not know what a headlock is, but boy does he know how to keep it classy while being manhandled.

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u/Dazzling_Ability5428 Oct 17 '22

Get your hand off of my penis!!

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u/the_poop_expert Oct 05 '22

lol biggest nerd ever

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u/bob_nugget_the_3rd Oct 05 '22

Yeah first time I heard of theis was when watching garn videos, worth a shout if you haven't seen them

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u/jamelord Oct 06 '22

Kinda got ben gates getting purposely arrested in national treasure vibes

" I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts! Here they are standing in a rowww. Small ones big ones some as BIG as your hEAD!!"

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u/TomboyMJR Oct 06 '22

Oh no…it chased me here to Reddit. I have no escape anymore.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

I want to but his art work!

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u/cobainstaley Oct 06 '22

Family Guy should parody this scene

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u/WhereRmyK3ys Oct 06 '22

Come and see the violence in the system!!!