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Comical criminals bungle escape bid 阿呆阿瓜搞笑逃脫 互撞被逮

Marcel Pozgay, left, and Christian Michael are clad in prisoners’ clothes and play Monopoly in a cell at a former jail in Frankfurt, Germany, on Aug. 27, 2008. Hundreds more players gathered in the court of the prison. During the attempt to set up a new world record, more people than ever before played simultaneously all around the globe.
二OO八年八月二十七日,馬塞爾.波茲蓋(左)與克里斯汀.邁克穿著囚衣,在德國法蘭克福一處廢棄監獄的牢房裡玩「地產大亨」。超過數百人聚集在這座監獄中,他們都是為了締造一項新世界紀錄:全球最多人同時玩地產大亨。照片:歐新社

PHOTO: EPA

A decision to split up ended badly for two fleeing New Zealand criminals handcuffed together when they ran past opposite sides of a lamp post.

The bungling pair, who ran away from their police escort outside a court in the North Island city of Hastings, slammed into each other, ending in a dazed heap on the ground.

The poorly executed bid for freedom was caught on a security camera.

One of the men, 20-year-old Regan Reti, was sentenced to an extra month in jail for the attempted escape, although the posting of the embarrassing security camera footage on the YouTube video Web site may cause him even more discomfort.

The second man, a 26-year-old, is still to return to court for sentencing.

Reti’s lawyer said his client was anxious about being sent to prison and got a case of the “collywobbles.”

(AFP)

紐西蘭兩名被手銬銬在一起的囚犯趁隙逃跑,兩人經過一盞路燈時,竟分別跑向路燈的兩側,結果下場悽慘。

從北島哈斯丁市某法院外趁隙逃離警察掌握的這對阿呆與阿瓜,砰地一聲撞上對方,結果兩人都眼冒金星地倒在地上。

他們笨拙的逃跑過程被一台監視器錄了下來。

其中一人是現年二十歲的雷根.瑞提,他因為企圖逃跑而被加重一個月刑期,然而這段糗態百出的監視錄影畫面被放上YouTube影音分享網可能讓他更加難堪。

另一名二十六歲的男子還要回法院接受審判。

瑞提的律師說,他的當事人對於即將入獄服刑感到焦慮,還因此出現「急性腹瀉」的症狀。

(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. lamp post n.

街燈 (jie1 deng1)

例: The car slid off the road and hit a lamp post.

(那輛車打滑衝出路面,撞上一盞路燈。)

2. slam v.i./v.t.

猛烈撞擊 (meng3 lie4 zhuang4 ji2),

猛地關上 (meng3 de5 guan1 shang4)

: Jeff slammed the door as he ran out of the room.

(傑夫跑出房間時,把門重重摔上。)

3. footage n.

影片 (ying3 pian4)

例: Derek showed us the footage of his wedding.

(德瑞克給我們看他婚禮的影片。)

4. anxious adj.

焦慮的 (jiao1 lü4 de5)

例: Les is anxious about his forthcoming visit to

the doctor.

(萊斯對要去看醫生一事感到焦慮。)


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