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    Who needs a gun in Great Britain?

    F1 boss Ecclestone attacked outside London office

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/car_f1_ecclestone_attacked

    LONDON Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone suffered a minor head injury when he was attacked outside his London office this week and robbed of jewelry worth $314,000.
    The 80-year-old Ecclestone was treated at a hospital after being punched and kicked by four men following his arrival at the offices of Formula One Holdings on Wednesday night, London Police said Friday.
    Ecclestone was released from the hospital.
    Police are investigating but no arrests had been made.
    Police said Ecclestone was accompanied by a woman, identified in British media reports as his Brazilian girlfriend, Fabiana Flosi, at the time of the attack around 10:30 p.m.
    Earlier this month, Ecclestone complained there were not enough police officers on the streets of London.
    "Normally like in America or anywhere you go, there are people getting mugged," Ecclestone said. "In London, it's a funny thing, you know. It's surprising in Oxford Street the number of people that get mugged there hourly.
    "We should have more police there."
    Ecclestone made the comments in response to an attempted attack on Formula One driver Jenson Button in Sao Paolo ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, suggesting that robbers go after people who look vulnerable.
    "They look for victims, they look for anyone that looks like a soft touch and not too bright," Ecclestone said. "The people that look a bit soft and simple, they will always have a go at."
    Button's driver had to swerve out of a traffic jam to dodge an attempted robbery by heavily armed gunmen approaching the armored car.
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    Not too bright?

    Earlier this month, Ecclestone complained there were not enough police officers on the streets of London.
    "Normally like in America or anywhere you go, there are people getting mugged," Ecclestone said. "In London, it's a funny thing, you know. It's surprising in Oxford Street the number of people that get mugged there hourly.

    "They look for victims, they look for anyone that looks like a soft touch and not too bright," Ecclestone said. "The people that look a bit soft and simple, they will always have a go at."
    Button's driver had to swerve out of a traffic jam to dodge an attempted robbery by heavily armed gunmen approaching the armored car.[/QUOTE]

    you wear $314,000 in jewelry where you know there is a high rate of robbery and
    no police presence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornett22 View Post
    Earlier this month, Ecclestone complained there were not enough police officers on the streets of London.
    "Normally like in America or anywhere you go, there are people getting mugged," Ecclestone said. "In London, it's a funny thing, you know. It's surprising in Oxford Street the number of people that get mugged there hourly.

    "They look for victims, they look for anyone that looks like a soft touch and not too bright," Ecclestone said. "The people that look a bit soft and simple, they will always have a go at."
    Button's driver had to swerve out of a traffic jam to dodge an attempted robbery by heavily armed gunmen approaching the armored car.
    you wear $314,000 in jewelry where you know there is a high rate of robbery and
    no police presence?[/QUOTE]

    Besides the point, everyone should have the right to defend themselves with an effective weapon.
    Anything preventing that is a theft of that persons liberty.

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    you'll get no arguement from me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz-tronic View Post
    you wear $314,000 in jewelry where you know there is a high rate of robbery and
    no police presence?
    Besides the point, everyone should have the right to defend themselves with an effective weapon.
    Anything preventing that is a theft of that persons liberty.[/QUOTE]

    But considering where he was,didn't seem like an option. You have to be a complete asshat to be wearing $314k worth of jewelry regardless.I don't care who or where you are!

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    Last edited by hornett22; 12-23-2010 at 01:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    Police are investigating but no arrests had been made.
    WHAT??? You mean they weren't there to STOP this crime???

    (Ecclestone): "We should have more police there."
    That'll undoubtedly speed up the process required before they can announce that no arrests have been made.
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