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Broken Into

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#2751
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:** (1.97)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:rose_rox*ca****
Corrected By:rose_rox

 

 

 



There was a man climbing a ladder to somebody's house, to the nearest window. He broke into the house and took what was most precious to the family. He climbed down, and the police were there waiting for him. He returned what he took to the police, and the police let him walk away. Why?




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Comments

mad-adeAhu*
Mar 23, 2002

BUT, WHAT DID HE TAKE FROM THE HOUSE, WHICH HE THEN RETURNED, IF THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE WHY WOULD HE PUT BACK WHAT HE HAD TAKEN OUT?
Drunky*ca
Apr 04, 2002

he was prolly saving a family member
cathalmccabe
Apr 18, 2002

If he was saving somebody from a fire which necessitated breaking a window, why did he return them before he left?
Is this a private fire fighting service and they couldn't pay?
(user deleted)
Apr 20, 2002

It didn't say that he returned the thing to the house, though it does kinda sound like it.
setzerknight
Apr 20, 2002

Cool Teaser
rose_rox*ca*
Apr 20, 2002

OK, let me clear some things up. Say the precious object was a baby: what I meant to say was that the fire fighter returned it to the police, not back into the house. It doesn't say he put it back into the house, but then again, it doesn't say he returend it specificly (excuse my spelling) to the police, but that's the answer.
rayneeday
Apr 22, 2002

ok, so there is no more confusion, I have the rest of the story, The firefighter's name is Max Spranger. And so you know a little more about him, he's a 47 year veteran with the Fire Dept. He has credited with more than 3oo saved live, 450 cats in trees, and in this case one very special item. Now to make sure you have all the stupid superfulous information you don't need to solve this puzzle, I'm gonna give you a little more. Max is a Virgo that likes walks on the beaches and period movies, when he's not fighting fires. HE enjoys cooking, fine wine, and after dinner conversation. His favorite color is Blue and his favorite song is Burning Down the House by the Talking Heads. HOpefully this will be enough information for those of you who like to find something to gripe about. My goodness people, just lighten up. Oh and by the way, The object that the fireman went back for.... A 45 single of Oh, Mickey! Autographed by Toni Basil herself. If you need any further information drop me a line at chrism1512@earthlink.net --RAYN
rose_rox*ca*
Apr 23, 2002

Yeah, what he said - thank you Rayn, for helping me out.
rayneeday
Apr 26, 2002

No Problem, and if anyone else gives you a hard time just drop me a line. All you have to do is make a comment on one of my puzzles and it will notify me via e'mail that I have a message at one of my puzzles. Your comment doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with the puzzle you are leaving the comment on. --RAYN
andmar22
Jun 13, 2002

Not too bad, made me think a little bit.
piffle*
Jun 28, 2002

This is a good one.
dumbell*
Aug 21, 2002

I thought I had heard this before until I saw RAYN's comments. now I know I am wrong because in the teaser I heard the fireman was called Eddy and he was a Leo. He hated the beach as the sand got in his toes and his favorite song was 'Great Balls of Fire'.
luvupurpleA*
Sep 13, 2003

I thought it was a great teaser. Got me.
jimbo*au*
Sep 14, 2003

I used this one at a dinner party. After 4 hours they had most of it but they kept guessing less than the 450 cats.
siameseifuplz*
Oct 17, 2003

ooooOOOOoooOOO nice! I wish i had sumthin that clever
griphookph*
Oct 20, 2003

good work... and honesty pays
xmadnetx*br*
Jul 04, 2005

So wat if he was a firefighter....It doesnt mean a firefighter always abey the law. That firefighter could be a thief as well.
lol...jk
irar1792Aus*
Nov 15, 2006

the wording needs a little work, but other than that, it's a good teaser.
tintiniscoolAus*
Dec 05, 2006

I really liked this one! I will be saying this one a lot! So cool!!!
coma_man2*
Aug 27, 2008

What if it was HIS house?
woodrock96Aus*
Feb 03, 2010

I was thinking that it was his house he broke into. This was fun!
superfluff4us
May 09, 2013

FYI: It is probably a newborn or something close because it was a child or human and you don't stick them back in a fire.



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