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Did the dust work?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:27 pm

Yes, and it caught lots of kleps
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No, it was invented to scare people off thieving
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Post by marty » Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:27 pm

Does anybody recall the infamous 'pink dust' ploy for catching thieves (or 'kleps' as we liked to call them) as used by Dr Maddren? Was it used in other houses? For those not in know this involved covering an item (cunningly planted by the housemaster) such as a chocolate bar, in pink dust. The dust would then rub off on the offending person's hands. A chemical solution would then be rubbed on your hands which turn pink if they had any trace of the dust on them. I distinctly recall the whole of Peele B being gathered one evening in the dayroom and then called in to Maddren's study, one by one, where he rubbed this solution on our hands. Don't think anyone was ever caught. There was some suggestion that this was just a scare tactic and the pink dust didn't actually work at all. Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Post by tobeconfirmed » Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:43 pm

Dr. Maddren still used this trick as late as between about 1999 and 2001, when he came back to Peele B as a house tutor. There were things like ten pound notes or CDs dotted blatantly around the house, and it seemed to work, but I don't know if anyone got caught doing it, because everyone was warned before he did it!
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:33 pm

I hadn't heard about that - sounds like a great idea!
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Post by Chammy » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:49 pm

tbs wrote:Dr. Maddren still used this trick as late as between about 1999 and 2001, when he came back to Peele B as a house tutor. There were things like ten pound notes or CDs dotted blatantly around the house
i remember everyone talking about it but i never realised it actually happened. time to name and shame a thief: craig paine. he stole my mini disc player. [allegedly - Ed]

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Post by tobeconfirmed » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:27 pm

I'd crash my computer if I named everything that Robbie Kirkland stole. [allegedly - Ed]

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Post by Chammy » Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:58 pm

tbs wrote:I'd crash my computer if I named everything that Robbie Kirkland stole. [allegedly - Ed]
[not allegedly - Mrs. Ed]

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Post by jtaylor » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:48 pm

Fair enough! If it's proven, and not disputed, then I'll let your post stand!

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Post by Ash » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:51 pm

HAHAHAHAH!!!!

KLEPS

Oh my god this forum is hilarious

K.V. Klepto alert........

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