Monday, May 26, 2003

He's here, he's there, he's everywhere | Twin teens terrorise town
"One twin would confront a child and force the kid to run down a street where, on rounding a corner, it would come face-to-face with the other twin and freak out."
By telling their victims "you can run but you can't hide", the boys established a lucrative criminal operation "based on fear and intimidation", the officer said.
As their notoriety spread, children would "voluntarily" hand over protection money, police said. In at least one instance, the twins forced a boy to use a tree branch to whip a girl who had crossed them.
The reign of terror ended last July when one child broke down and told his parents how multiple bruises had been inflicted by a mystery youth who could be in two places at once. The parents notified neighbours whose children had also been roughed up.

This is the kind of thing that all of us who've ever wished we were twins fantasized about doing. Every twin I've ever met, on the other hand, talked about their desire to be thought of as an individual person and not half of a set.
But then, that's what you'd expect them to say, isn't it...?

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