Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Honorable Mention for...

...the Name of the Day belongs to Gordon Goody, who masterminded Britain's Great Train Robbery in 1963 and died at age 85.

From his obit in the Times (my emphasis):

It was the world’s largest cash robbery at the time. The gang made off with 2.6 million pounds, or the equivalent of nearly $50 million today. Little of the take, including Mr. Goody’s share, which would be worth about $3.6 million today, was recovered.


It wasn't Mr. Goody's first brush with the law:

...he was arrested for the first time when he was 17 on charges of mugging a gay man who had made sexual advances to one of Mr. Goody’s friends. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison and 12 lashes with birch branches.

Again, what? Was this in Iran or Singapore? Or some early version of ISIS?

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