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Michael Lynn wanted and so is his hippo

January 11th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Michael Lynn

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!

When the Sheriffs came knocking or more like breaking and entering on Michael Lynn’s door (one of his many!) they might have been looking for a baby grand piano and a granite hippo amongst other things. The hippo was a prized possession of the runaway solicitor and purchased in South America of all places!

Maybe one like this? If you see something that weighs about a quarter of a ton going for sale you might let the Sheriff know! Pity the banks, the media and others were a bit slow in realising that Michael was planning his flit. The house was cleared out weeks before Michael went missing. Michael obviously wanted his hippopotamus for Christmas – bonus click to start your day with a smile!

Of course if you have a photo of Michael’s hippo please contact me!

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  • Deborah

    Hehe, great song! 😉 And the wife really had no idea?

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  • Maman Poulet » Where is Michael anyway?

    […] Next Monday Gardai are expected to appear before the President of the High Court, Mr. Justice Richard Johnson to explain what steps they have taken to locate troubled solicitor Michael Lynn. The last time anyone saw him was in Newark Airport last weekend where he said he was over on a short trip, probably collecting some money.  Was his wife with him?  Brid Murphy told the Gardai late last year that the last time she saw him was in London in the offices of Merriman White.  And of course she is suing him (no marital difficulties) and a bank for the proceeds of Glenlion and other banks for negligence in providing mortgages. So on Monday next then we probably won’t hear anything from An Garda Siochána’s investigations of her frequent visits to see him because they haven’t happened or about the apartment he may have rented in Westminster in London or the brief trip that they may have taken over the holidays to visit Portugal. Ah no probably not.  I don’t know if anyone is looking for Michael’s Range Rover either – that has not been seen in a while along with the Hippo. It could be clocking up congestion charges for all we know? I’m wondering again if anyone is actually looking for Michael – the Gardai, The Banks? Anyone? Charlie Bird maybe??  There seem to be a lot of people looking for his money alright…but the man himself? I’d say the Law Society hope the ground swallows him up somewhere, and the Banks just want to get their cash and run.  All thoughts and information are of course welcome as always. […]

  • Maman Poulet » Michael Lynn not to be found in Portugal, but we still have the music!

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  • Maman Poulet » Going Twice…

    […] Unusually spacious – ah that would be because the hippo and the baby grand piano are missing. The very modern interior combines bright living spaces with a very large kitchen, all of which enjoy views of the gardens. There are three well appointed bedrooms, the master being en suite, studio / study and utility room. The landscaped south west facing rear garden is another important attribute with its mature shrubs and trees. […]

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    […] I was working today and could not make the auction. What auction? – ah that auction of Michael Lynn’s wine collection that he didn’t take with him when he flit and some other household goods. No sign of the hippo. […]

  • sean doran

    We are going to get help on wednesday the 12th nov, and with big hope in our hearts…we march.

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