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Teens forced to dress up like 'Flintstones'

Teens' Punishment For Stealing? Dress Up As 'Flintstones'


A comic book store owner came up with a unique punishment for three teenagers who confessed to stealing his Flintmobile.

Yes - the Flintmobile, like Fred Flintstone's car. But this was in Sacramento, not the town of Bedrock.

Despite how silly their theft was, KOVR reports the store's owner agreed not to press charges if the three boys dressed up as Fred, Barney and Wilma.

We're wondering how they decided who took Wilma. Anyway, the story of the car's theft first made national headlines late last year.

The Huffington Post reports the Flintmobile outside "World's Best Comics" was stolen in mid-December and wasn't found until almost a month later. The undriveable car weighs in at a hefty 200 pounds.

The store's owner had the boys serve their public punishment on Free Comic Book Day - one of the store's busiest days of the year.

Fred, Barney and Wilma advertised Free Comic Book Day on the side of a busy street. They told KTXL they have learned their lesson and won't be stealing again.

KTXL reports the Flintmobile is now chained down so no one will be able to steal it again. Yabba dabba ... don't.

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clarke2689 May 05 2014 at 8:49 PM

Good idea, but it should be for a month, and friends from school and neighborhood should be invited to come down and heckle them. This may be the punishment to end all punishment.I'll bet they won't do this again!

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hark4109 May 05 2014 at 5:02 PM

They were VERY lucky young men!

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mpiastra May 05 2014 at 9:25 PM

they probably had a blast!

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vincepowerplay May 05 2014 at 4:45 PM

"A hefty 200 pounds"? Sure, if you’re my 87 year old mother. Then again knowing her tenacity, even she wouldn’t deem that as ‘hefty’.

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fenwaypark9 May 05 2014 at 4:42 PM

Parents must be so proud.

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munchenag May 05 2014 at 10:51 PM

Which poses a question, what the Congress should be made to wear as punishment for hideous crimes of stealing billions?

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dastardlydan munchenag May 06 2014 at 2:25 AM

Something with thirteen knots?

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wclark3350 May 05 2014 at 4:15 PM

"Flinstones"? Hire a proofreader.

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Lisa May 05 2014 at 3:54 PM

It shouldn't have been up to the store owner. It should have been up to the DA. The boys should have been charged with thief. I don't believe their punishment is enough for them to "learn their lesson."

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loamylam May 05 2014 at 3:49 PM

As usual you are so busy displaying your 'news caster' we see very little of the news she is talking about. More of what's going on and less of 'cutsie'.

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adrian78657 May 06 2014 at 12:52 AM

Whoever wrote this article needs to learn how to spell Flintstones.

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alanpoobah adrian78657 May 06 2014 at 5:31 AM

adrian 78657, I think you want to educate the headline writer, not the article writer, who spelled the name correctly. Prof. Bonnets

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