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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Today illustrator Larry Roibal was arrested and charged with copyright violation. Authorities have been building a case against the illustrator for posting his doodles over copyrighted newspaper articles. The raid took place at seven am this morning as the illustrator was sitting at his kitchen counter in a t-shirt and crocheted slippers, doodling on his morning paper. Arresting officers were forced to taser Roibal when a ball point pen was mistaken for a weapon. Detectives posing as workers for the Recycling Agency have been collecting evidence against the illustrator for a little over a year. Lawyers for the defendant claim the illustrator never profited from the doodles and his blog is mainly a way of saving on therapy bills as he has two children in college.

7 Comments
  1. Z
    April 1, 2009 -

    Ha! April Fools!

  2. Michel & Carol
    April 1, 2009 -

    No wonder N.J. is running short on money and raising taxes.They waste the tax payer money on such a frivolous arrest. Tazing you might have improved your doodling and I did not know you where getting up so early. I always say you should profit from your doodles.If you get arrested for doing it you might as well profit from it. Congratulation for your 15 minutes of fame.

  3. Alice
    April 1, 2009 -

    very funny Larry but even if I were not aware of April fools day , the happy looking doodle would have given you away as an april fooler

  4. Lisa O
    April 1, 2009 -

    which one of us, do you suppose, turned you in?

  5. April 2, 2009 -

    Well, my kids (think they) have the most to gain from my absence.

  6. Pat D
    April 2, 2009 -

    What! Oh....hahhahahahhaha

  7. roibal
    August 24, 2021 -

    April fools