Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Say Your Prayers, Mister!

Headline: Fugitive hides in church, finds police praying
ROME (Reuters) - A fugitive being chased by police in southern Italy Monday gave them the slip by running into a church -- only to find it occupied by police officers who let him join the service before taking him to jail.
Just picture it. He threw the heavy doors wide open, bolted inside, slid across the polished wooden floors, and breathed a sigh of relief - mixed with hint a of arrogance at his clever getaway.

He wasn't greeted by a priest, though, only by the realization that he ran straight into the lion's den. The sound of his jaw hitting the floor must have echoed throughout that cathedral like a clumsily dropped kneeler.

Couldn't he ask for sanctuary or go to confession and say a rosary or something instead? The police officers were reportedly praying to St. Anthony. Obviously, their prayers were answered.

That's not to say Gilberto's weren't answered - God just happened to say No.


Blogger ItsTJoint said...

Sounds like a deleted scene of "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" or Police Acedemy 128: Save Guttenberg's career.

9:25 PM, November 22, 2005  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

I'll go with the first - with his luck it sounds as though he has to be a man of constant sorrow.

4:14 AM, November 23, 2005  

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