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"A BIT DRY."

A DARING THEFT.

Wellington, July 20.

One of the most impudent expedients yet heard of for quenching the thirst was adopted by a young man in Lambton Quay last night, About 11 o'clock a crash of glass was beard outside Barret's Hotel, and a passer by saw a man walk across the road from the bottle department of the hotel and knock the head off a bottle of beer, and coolly commence drinking tbe contents. He was still standing on" the kerbing pouring the liquor down bis throat when tbe licensee of the hotel appeared on the scene. The pane of glass which was broken was an expensive one. One of tbe extraordinary circumstances of the affair is the extreme boidness with which the theft was executed. There was no attempt at flight, and no notice was taken of fhe people who were passing along at the time. At the Court to day William Cooper gave as his reason for tbe act that he was a bit dry. The magistrate ordered him to pay £3 18s, the cost of the window, or undergo a month's detention, also to pay one shilling for the beer, or the alternative of three days' imprisonment.

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"A BIT DRY.", Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4414, 21 July 1914

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"A BIT DRY." Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4414, 21 July 1914

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