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http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10279237%5E13762,00.html

Fat shoplifters on the rampage
From correspondents in Johannesburg
July 29, 2004

A GANG of oversized women shoplifters has been terrorising shopkeepers and supermarkets in the South African port city of Durban over the past two months, police said.

The gang targeted stores in the city's crime-prone business district and diverted security staff with "commotion" while others packed their bags with goodies, Inspector Michael Read told AFP from Durban.

"Size is a factor in that they use it to intimidate the staff," he said, adding that the women operated in gangs of between four and 10.

"The modus operandi is that some of them pick up a mock fight or cause commotion while the others fill oversized bags with clothes. They usually target clothes shops and cosmetic outlets and then sell them to streetside vendors at cheap prices."
And the kicker at the end of the story:

Read said "several arrests have been made but some of these women are still at large."
 

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OneFastMiata said:
wonder if we could find these women and hire them to raid Lotus for us? :p
Come to think of it, is there a wt limit on the seats? I mean I'm a decent sized guy at 230, let's say I give my buddy a ride and he's in his 200's as well....??? The only reason I ask is that I remember reading somewhere that the subframe of my Ducati was rated to 350 lbs. Which only leaves waifs as potential passengers, as if that's going to happen. :D Just curious.
 

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We have a friend who is 6'5 and 330lbs.

In an emergency I had to take him home one evening. I was in my monster miata and the V8 motor sits lower than the stock motor. I bottomed out on EVERYTHING including small dips on the interstate pavement. It was not pleasant.
 
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