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Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Going to try something a little different here and see how well you can get inside the mind of a criminal. Police in the this case have a good guess what happened. How about you?

Why only O?
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"O" as the letter, not "0" (zero), correct?

Is "O" an initial? Of a name of a person? Of an organization? If of a person: H? A? M?

Has a crime been committed? Attempted?

The person asking this question: You? The police? The criminal? The general public?
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"O" as the letter, not "0" (zero), correct? Correct. The letter "O"

Is "O" an initial? Yope
Of a name of a person? Yope
Of an organization? No
If of a person: H? A? M? FA

Has a crime been committed? Yes
Attempted? Yes and completed.

The person asking this question: You? Yes
The police? Yes
The criminal? No
The general public? Yes, of those who heard the story.
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Is the "O" at the crime scene?
Was the "O" ever alone? or was the "O" part of a word initially?
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Is the "O" at the crime scene? Yes
Was the "O" ever alone? YOPE
or was the "O" part of a word initially? YOPE. Explore these.
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is the crime scene the big HOLLYWOOD sign?

is the O still with the other letters? but moved or marked in some way?

does/did this O form part of the name of a famous person? a fictional person?
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is the crime scene the big HOLLYWOOD sign? No, but very clever

is the O still with the other letters? Yope
but moved or marked in some way? Yes

does/did this O form part of the name of a famous person? Not that I know
a fictional person? No

Big FA here, but hopefully it will get worked out.
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is the O a 3D object?

or does it appear in written form?

Alphabetti Spaghetti relevant?
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is the O a 3D object? No and same FA

or does it appear in written form? Yes and same FA

Alphabetti Spaghetti relevant? No
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Did the criminal(s?) leave the O at the crime scene? Relevant what it was written with? If so, a pen? pencil? chalk? blood?

Was the crime theft? robbery? murder? manslaughter? assault? rape? a white collar crome?

Is this a true story?
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Was the "O" at the crime scene before the criminal arrived? Did it arrive at the scene at the same time as the criminal? Did it arrive with the criminal? Did the criminal create it? Did it arrive at the crime scene by some other means?
Was the crime committed during the day? Or night? Is this relevant?
Did the crime involve vandalism? Theft? Property damage?
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Doriana
Did the criminal(s?) leave the O at the crime scene? No
Relevant what it was written with? No
If so, a pen? pencil? chalk? blood? Assume printed

Was the crime theft? Yes
robbery? murder? manslaughter? assault? rape? a white collar crome? No to these

Is this a true story? Yes

Ixoye724
Was the "O" at the crime scene before the criminal arrived? Yes
Did it arrive at the scene at the same time as the criminal? No
Did it arrive with the criminal? No
Did the criminal create it? No
Did it arrive at the crime scene by some other means? No (?)
Was the crime committed during the day? No
Or night? This
Is this relevant? Yes, but only in that stealing things is easier in the dark.

Did the crime involve vandalism? Theft? Property damage? Theft
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Is the "O" directly related to the motive for the theft? Or is it something that's coincidentally at the crime scene?
Is it relevant what was stolen? Was anything actually stolen?
Was the "O", either alone or with other letters, some sort of calling card the criminal wanted to leave behind?
Has this criminal successfully committed any theft previously? So did the police detect a pattern based on the "O"?
Could the "O", in and of itself, be used as evidence to convict the criminal? Or some aspect of it? The appearance of it?

So there was a visible letter O somewhere at the crime scene? Like on a sign? Written on paper? Stamped on something? Typed on a computer monitor? On a computer keyboard?

Is the "O" capital or lower case? Does this matter?
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Were there many "O"s? Did the criminal deface them somehow? Emphasize them? Move them? Get rid of them?

Are any other letters relevant?
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Ixoye724
Is the "O" directly related to the motive for the theft? Yes!
Or is it something that's coincidentally at the crime scene? No
Is it relevant what was stolen? Yes, very
Was anything actually stolen? Yes

Was the "O", either alone or with other letters, some sort of calling card the criminal wanted to leave behind? As revealed by Hominid's questions below, more than one "O". One very relevant one was alone.

Has this criminal successfully committed any theft previously? Irrelevant
So did the police detect a pattern based on the "O"? Irrelevant

Could the "O", in and of itself, be used as evidence to convict the criminal? No
Or some aspect of it? No
The appearance of it? No

So there was a visible letter O somewhere at the crime scene? Yes
Like on a sign? Yes, it was a sign
Written on paper? Printed on Paper
Stamped on something? No
Typed on a computer monitor? No
On a computer keyboard? No (though there were probably a few keyboards at the crime scene)

Is the "O" capital or lower case? Capital
Does this matter? Perhaps a little

Hominid

Were there many "O"s? Yes! And as discovered above, ONE of them was alone.
Did the criminal deface them somehow? No
Emphasize them? No
Move them? Yes...
Get rid of them? No

Are any other letters relevant? Yes...but that will become more clear as we solve. There are no other specific letters relevant at this time. Simply that there are other letters.
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Was there only one criminal? Or a group?
Did he(they) steal something tangible? Money?
Did he(they) steal one item? More?
Was the item(s) stolen bigger than a fist? a breadbox? a car?
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Was there only one criminal? Yes
Or a group? No
Did he(they) steal something tangible? Yes
Money? No
Did he(they) steal one item? No
More? Yes
Was the item(s) stolen bigger than a fist? Yes
a breadbox? No
a car? No
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Did the criminal steal something that would be generally viewed as valuable? Such as...
jewelry? electronics? computers/laptops? ipads? TV's? game systems?

Was the criminal lured to the crime scene by the "O", and what it meant? Or was he lured by something else? Did he steal what he came to steal? Or did he come for one thing and end up taking something else?

Was the "O" printed on a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper? Something bigger? Smaller?
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Did the criminal steal something that would be generally viewed as valuable? Yes
Such as... jewelry? electronics? computers/laptops? ipads? TV's? game systems? None of these

Was the criminal lured to the crime scene by the "O", and what it meant? No
Or was he lured by something else? Yes
Did he steal what he came to steal? Yope!
Or did he come for one thing and end up taking something else? This is closer, but the reason is the solve for this puzzle.

Was the "O" printed on a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper? Something bigger? Smaller? Likely smaller, perhaps 5"x5" or so.
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Was the O torn from the others? Cut? Was it clearly visible?
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was the O printed on an envelope?
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Were the stolen items marked with "O's"?
Were the items not stolen (left by thief) marked with "O's"?
Did the thief steal mobiles?
Did the thief steal the items of historical value?(works of art? old books? antiques?)
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Hominid
Was the O torn from the others? No
Cut? No
Was it clearly visible? Yes

Shez
was the O printed on an envelope? Could be, but more likely a paper or sticker.

Redwine
Were the stolen items marked with "O's"? Yes...
Were the items not stolen (left by thief) marked with "O's"? There were "O"s left behind.
Did the thief steal mobiles? Like phones or the things you hang over cribs? No to both.
Did the thief steal the items of historical value?(works of art? old books? antiques?) No to these

I am headed out of town soon on business so...
HINT: We've determined that WHAT was stolen is important. WHERE it was stolen from might help you get the what as well as the "O".
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were the items stolen from a shop? jewellery? electrical?

were the Os some sort of price tag? like everything marked with an O would be one price, and other prices for other letters?

did the thief have Aspergers?

was the location a house where a move was planned and the items tagged? like everything with an O belonged to one person?
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were the items stolen from a shop? Yes, explore
jewellery? electrical? Neither of these types of shops.

were the Os some sort of price tag? No
like everything marked with an O would be one price, and other prices for other letters? No

did the thief have Aspergers? Irrelevant

was the location a house No
where a move was planned and the items tagged? No
like everything with an O belonged to one person? No
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were the O's from a fast food place? anything to do with cheezburgurz?

mandatory kaylee kitteh question =D how iz vesica kitteh today?
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kaylee kitteh vaguely remembers the hamburgular....o.o iz he takez teh O's?
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were the O's from a fast food place? No
anything to do with cheezburgurz? No
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Long shot in the dark: was it a gun shop (or whatever this is called)?
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Are the items stolen commonly used in household? In the office? In a bathroom? In a kitchen? In a garden? In a garage?
Are the items stolen commonly placed indoors? outdoors?
Would I need a special place to store the stolen items?
Are animals relevant?
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was it a place which sold food? furniture? books? stationery? pets? clothing? works of art? gardening equipment? tools? haberdashery? fuel? cars?
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Rbruma
Long shot in the dark: was it a gun shop No
(or whatever this is called)? Um, I just call it a gun shop.

Redwine
Are the items stolen commonly used in household? Yes
In the office? In a bathroom? In a kitchen? In a garden? In a garage? Not specific to any area, nor the household per se.

Are the items stolen commonly placed indoors? outdoors? These are tough to answer without clearing up an FA.

Would I need a special place to store the stolen items? No, but you likely have a special place.

Are animals relevant? No

Shez
was it a place which sold food? Primarily? No
furniture? No
books? Primarily? No
stationery? No
pets? No
clothing? No
works of art? No
gardening equipment? No
tools? No
haberdashery? No
fuel? No
cars?No
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Was it a department store? Was it a Walmart/Target/K-Mart/equivalent?

Was the O taken with the criminal? Is the O itself valuable?

Was the O intended to be a letter, as opposed to just a circle? Was it part of a word? Was it a label along with other letters (...L,M,N,O,P...)?

Could the criminal have committed the crime if there was no O? Would he have? If so, would he still have gotten caught?
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Was it a department store? No
Was it a Walmart/Target/K-Mart/equivalent?
This could happen at these stores (or grocery stores), but there is another "kind of store" that might help you all get to the solution faster.

Was the O taken with the criminal? Yes
Is the O itself valuable? Not at all

Was the O intended to be a letter, as opposed to just a circle? It's a letter.
Was it part of a word? No

Was it a label along with other letters (...L,M,N,O,P...)? YES!!

Could the criminal have committed the crime if there was no O? Yes
Would he have? He may have.

If so, would he still have gotten caught? The actual criminal in this case has not been caught to date.
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Was "O" the label on a store aisle? Or on a row in the parking lot?

Was it a hardware store?

You said one O was alone out of many. Are all these O's the same? Was the lonely O moved from its original position? Can the O be moved, or is it fastened to a wall or something?
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Were items stored in the shop in alphabetical order? And labelled with letters?

Was the "O" an initial from the name of the item? The name of the owner? Author/manufacturer?

Was the moved "O" misplaced between other letters?

Were the stolen items CDs? Or DVDs? Music? Games?
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Dbw
Was "O" the label on a store aisle? No, but it was a label.
Or on a row in the parking lot? No

Was it a hardware store? No

You said one O was alone out of many. Correct.
Are all these O's the same? More or less. The others are parts of something.
Was the lonely O moved from its original position? No
Can the O be moved, or is it fastened to a wall or something? It is fastened to something but can be moved.

Redwine
Were items stored in the shop in alphabetical order? YES!!
And labelled with letters? YES!

Was the "O" an initial from the name of the item? No
The name of the owner? Yes!
Author/manufacturer? No

Was the moved "O" misplaced between other letters? No

Were the stolen items CDs? Or DVDs? Music? Games? None of these.
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Is the shop a commission? A pawn shop?
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Is the shop a commission? I don't know what this means.
A pawn shop? No
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The name of the owner? Hmmmm...

Was it a pet store?
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The name of the owner? Hmmmm... It might help to think "owner" more broadly so as not to be mislead by this. Perhaps - what sort of goods do we buy that have our names attached at the point of purchase?

Was it a pet store? No
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nameplates?

something which has been custom-made for us? birthday cakes? clothes? printed stationery?
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nameplates? No

something which has been custom-made for us? No, not custom-made for us...
birthday cakes? clothes? printed stationery? None of these
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Is kidnapping involved?
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Is kidnapping involved? No

This one is floundering a little. Recap coming right up!
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RECAP:

Why only O?


We know:
* It is the letter O.
* Yope to “An initial”, “name of a person”
* More than one “O” involved!
* The O (Os) was at the crime scene, not brought by thief.
* The O (Os) was alone and part of words.
* Theft by 1 person involved.
* The O is directly related to the motive for the theft.
* One “O” was a label, printed on paper and related to items being kept in alphabetical order, by owner name.
* More than one item stolen. Bigger than a fist, smaller than a breadbox.
* Items stolen were valuable.
* Items stolen from a shop. Specific type to be determined.
* Thief “Yope-ishly” stole what he came for.

Hope this helps some.
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the shop a pharmacy?
Some store which includes a pharmacy?
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Is the shop a pharmacy? Yes! Hooray!
Some store which includes a pharmacy? Could be this too...

I think we have many of the details. Just need to put them together and make that final leap to "Why?", as the police deduced. (Not that we know for sure since this person remains "at large".
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A thief broke into a pharmacy and stole all the prescriptions for people whose last name starts with an "O". He probably intended to steal all medications starting with an O, looking for oxycodone or oxycontin, but ended up with a bunch of junk (like antibiotics for Mr. Olsen and birth control for Mrs. O'Brien).

...question mark?
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That's pretty much it!!

***** SPOILER *****

(As provided by Dbw) A thief broke into a pharmacy and stole all the prescriptions for people whose last name starts with an "O". He probably intended to steal all medications starting with an O, looking for oxycodone or oxycontin, but ended up with a bunch of junk (like antibiotics for Mr. Olsen and birth control for Mrs. O'Brien).


Well played, good sir! That's your second solve on a puzzle of mine. Thanks to all who played!
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Wow, good puzzle - I figured that 'pharmacy' guess was a longshot!

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