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Update On Man Selling His House By A Raffle...police Called !

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THERE was only one winner when David Roberts raffled his £400,000 Cornish home after failing to find a buyer on the open market. Unfortunately, the punters who each invested £500 in a ticket fear that the one to gain was him.

The 48-year-old aircraft engineer took out advertisements in his local newspaper to announce the sale of 800 tickets, with his four-bedroom home as the star prize.

The draw was supposed to take place last Friday. But when the purchasers of the tickets turned up at the property brimming with anticipation they were surprised to find a “For Sale” sign in the garden and no trace of Mr Roberts.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called in to investigate when it emerged that the house had been repossessed for non-payment of the mortgage and was no longer Mr Roberts’s to dispose of.

Mr Roberts is believed to have sold about 20 tickets making a total of no more than £10,000 — £390,000 less than the stated value of his former home in St Ive, near Liskeard.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1809942,00.html

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Uh-Oh, We're In Trouble,

Something's Come Along

And It's Burst Our Bubble

{Yeah, Yeah!} Uh-Oh,

We're In Trouble,

Gotta Get Home Quick

March On The Double!

We Couldn't Get A Cab,

'Cause We Ain't Got No Money!

We Tried To Steal A Car

But We Soon Realized,

We Got On The Road

None Of Us Could Drive!

Police Car Came Along

And They Took Us For A Ride,

And When We Get Home

We're Gonna Get, Gonna Get

Gonna Get Fried!

Uh-Oh We're In Trouble,

Something's Come Along

And It's Burst Our Bubble!

{Yeah Yeah!} Uh-Oh We're In Trouble,

Book Us A Ticket On

The Next Space Shuttle!

Uh-Oh We're In Trouble.

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Uh-Oh, We're In Trouble,

Something's Come Along

And It's Burst Our Bubble

{Yeah, Yeah!} Uh-Oh,

We're In Trouble,

Gotta Get Home Quick

March On The Double!

We Couldn't Get A Cab,

'Cause We Ain't Got No Money!

We Tried To Steal A Car

But We Soon Realized,

We Got On The Road

None Of Us Could Drive!

Police Car Came Along

And They Took Us For A Ride,

And When We Get Home

We're Gonna Get, Gonna Get

Gonna Get Fried!

Uh-Oh We're In Trouble,

Something's Come Along

And It's Burst Our Bubble!

{Yeah Yeah!} Uh-Oh We're In Trouble,

Book Us A Ticket On

The Next Space Shuttle!

Uh-Oh We're In Trouble.

You clearly have too much late night time on your hands. :P:P:P:huh:

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Who is more stupid...

The man who tried to raffle his house, or those who bought the tickets?

Dr Bubb, sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between innate stupidty and actions out of character brought about by desperation.

The debt/housing bubble has fostered a culture and environment where both appear and have been encouraged in spades.

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