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2009-01-16 13:15:32

Police in Indonesia said they have arrested an alleged thief who locals say uses magic power to commit his crimes. Andi Dady Cahyo, adjunct commissioner of the Mataram Police Criminal Investigation Unit, said the alleged thief, identified only as Salman, 19, was arrested Thursday night while fleeing from a home where he had allegedly stolen money and a cell phone, Antara reported Friday. Salman is a specialist cellular phone thief who is known by the local people to have a magic power because...


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.