Ex RAFP Sgt Electrifies Home Against Chav Scum!

#1
Well done that man!!!
Remember back in the 80's when the Beastie Boys wore VW emblems so fans were nicking them off cars & one owner wired his VW badge up to the mains!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217360/Homeowner-puts-electric-fence-house-coming-siege-yobs.html

A retired military police officer has erected an electric fence around his property to defend his home against yobs.

But Ralph Harvey, 63, has now been warned by a beat policeman that vandals could sue him if they are injured by the 12V live wire.

The former RAF police sergeant says he has been plagued by theft and vandalism and that his bungalow is 'under siege' from youths who have thrown bricks, paving slabs, breeze blocks and even acid.

The final straw came after all his wife's jewellery was stolen in two burglaries.

Mr Harvey, from Saltash, Cornwall, says officers have repeatedly ignored his pleas for help and take more than an hour to reach him when he dials 999.

So the father-of-three installed the wire along the inside of his wooden fence. But now his local beat officer has warned him he could be sued for negligence if someone is injured by touching the live wire while climbing over it.

He said: 'I've had enough. It's about time that the great majority turned on the yobs.

'There is a group of people who don't have money or jobs and they think it's fun to terrorise others.

'I know I will probably get retribution for this. If they want to kill me, let them do it now, that's what it will take to shut me up.

'The fence is not illegal and is inside an existing garden wall but apparently if they try and climb over it and hurt themselves they could sue me.

'Well let them sue me. I'm a pensioner, and I'm fed up with us all being harassed. All I am trying to do it protect my home and family.'

Mr Harvey and wife Carolyn, 55, say that in the last six months they have been burgled twice by thieves whole stole jewellery, cash and a book manuscript he was was working on.

On Sunday night a slab of concrete was thrown over the fence into one of his neighbour's gardens in the small cul-de-sac.

Mr Harvey added: 'If they hit someone they will kill them. All we want to do is live peace.'

Another resident said he could 'fill a skip' with the amount of bricks thrown into his garden in the last six months.

He said acid had been thrown over his car and a waste bin had been thrown through his son's bedroom window.

Another female resident said: 'I'm petrified. I'm afraid to sit on the patio. If one of those bricks hits me it will kill me.'

The electric fence installed by Mr Harvey cost £100 and is designed for controlling sheep and cattle and is powered with 12 volts of electricity.

Andy Dunstan, police neighbourhood sergeant for Saltash, said the incidents had peaked in the last few weeks.

He said police had stepped up patrols in the area and arranged a meeting with residents to discuss the issue.
 
#2
I remember playing enemy, being piss wet through and throwing myself back spectacularly in pretend death throes and landing with my left boot on an electrified cattle wire.

It was agony. my sodden bootlace was wrapped round the wire so I couldn't get away and my CSgt was screaming at me to play dead properly.

The whole platoon attack dissolved into fits of laughter and had to be re-run. I wasn't popular.
 
#3
I lived and worked in Cornwall for three of the longest years of my life!Always in close collaboration with the Police.There is a wierd attitude that exists down there towards folk from 'up country',and this is reflected in the Police Force.It's either "That doesn't happen down here" or If you don't like the way we do things F*** O** back to where you come from.Failure to tolerate this or to accept your new inferior status leads to social isolation.The best thing the ex- Snowdrop could do is go down to his local and buy some 'Wacky Backy',he will then be seen as a possible source of income and as he now was a known offender, trust worthy!Cornwall is a great place for a holiday,when you have money to spend you are welcome any where,but if you choose to live there remember you are only tolerated as a cash cow!
 
#4
I drove a tank through one on SPTA, and being a little tired after two weeks on ex couldn't work out why every time I picked up the two ends to rejoin them my hands started hurting :oops: Needless to say my crew stood there giggling and not telling me.
 

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#5
More importantly he is 63 and his wife is 55.

Good drills.
 
#6
Long time ago on PCBC a tw@t in a night patrol that had strayed onto sched 1 land got the foresight of his GPMG entangled in an electric fence and didn't let go. The element of surprise was lost by the sounds of various profanities (and giggling)
 
#7
As a cadet may years ago, whilst on Exercise we were told to treat any cars a enemy and evade detection, so on a pi$$ing it down night time wearing the old poncho (and wet through) I head first jumped over a wall and landed upside down trapped between the wall and an electric fence. Awesome the B******s other cadets tried once ! to help me until they got fried by the fence and left me there !
 
#8
spike7451 said:
Well done that man!!!
Remember back in the 80's when the Beastie Boys wore VW emblems so fans were nicking them off cars & one owner wired his VW badge up to the mains!
I had a Merc' 2 days before some tw@t tried to rob the bonnet emblem.

It didn't work; the spring mechanism seemed to hold it. I had to change to a flat star so they wouldn't do any damage in the future.

Scum!!
 
#9
Well done that man, shame its only 12V.
FIAT JUSTITA (let justice be done)
 
#10
Ulster_Rifleman said:
Long time ago on PCBC a tw@t in a night patrol that had strayed onto sched 1 land got the foresight of his GPMG entangled in an electric fence and didn't let go. The element of surprise was lost by the sounds of various profanities (and giggling)
Don't the memories flood back, I remember on a recce patrol on PCBC seeing someone put their SLR across an electric fence, blue flash as the rifle sailed in the air and a lunatic dancing all over the place, hysterical!
 
#11
i expect theres only about 12 people on duty in Cormwall outside of Penzance at any one time.

D and C is a funny old place. I lived there and frankly wasn't impressed.

Trotsky
 
#12
12V my ass. The working range is 2000V to 10Kv with most running around 3000-5000V. They are designed to penetrate a cow's hide so I guess they will work rather well on a sweaty hoodie.
 
#13
only mistake he's made is to wire it at 12V

240 is much much more effective IMO

When will the Police et al, realise that the vast majority of the UK need protecting from ChavScum like this and start taking "appropriate action" against the little tosspots?

The Judiciary had a very good opportunity when Tony Martin was up in Court, but blew it and sent the word out that they could, in effect, do anything to the honest population

TBH, on the rare occaision I have to phone the Police due to ChavScum, I always tell the operator that unless they send someone, I'll be going outside with a kitchen knife to sort it myself- always works.
 
#14
If he's ex RAFP doesn't he have a nice barrier to control who & what comes onto his premises ;)
 
#15
If the fence is inside another fence, and the outer fence clearly states that you shouldn't climb it....

any one climbing over it should not be able to sue, they have been warned.

And any judge allowing such idiocy should have his wig removed from his head, used to pick up cow sh1t and then rammed down their throats.

I fear if the police aren't seen to do something soon, which would include all the other agencies also (CPS, courts, etc) there WILL be a massive rise in the law abiding starting to snap. It wont neccesarily end with us all torching ourselves in our cars either.

This government are obsessed with laws but they haven't brought one in that says "if you are injured*, maimed or killed carrying out an illegal or criminal act... tough t1tty".

Speaks volumes.

* includes hurty feely claims.
 
#16
Sorry, c-f, as far as I recall from the little legal training I've had the erection of a sign does not indemnify the property-owner. The reasoning is that a child, illiterate or someone with mental impairment would not understand it & be harmed.

That's why the BFO mantrap I have under the open ground-floor window at home is illegal ;)
 
#17
Memories of a recce patrol in STANTA come to mind; we were creeping carefully next to the river when suddenly a bright blue flash lit up the darkness and multiple screams broke the silence. The point man looked like a puppet being controlled by an epileptic spastic.

Not quite as bad as pissing on an electric fence though.
 
#18
CaptainPlume said:
Sorry, c-f, as far as I recall from the little legal training I've had the erection of a sign does not indemnify the property-owner. The reasoning is that a child, illiterate or someone with mental impairment would not understand it & be harmed.

That's why the BFO mantrap I have under the open ground-floor window at home is illegal ;)
relay the message through the medium of graphical representation.

The remainder shouldn't be out unsupervised.....
 
#19
watched a slightly demented nco destroy an electric fence much amusement
 
#20
1982, the World Cup was in full swing and someone higher up the food chain had decided the Coppenbrugge Gap needed defending (yet again). From what you might ask but fortunately (just for a change), we were only practicing.

We were staying in a three star barn (four star has toilet and shower, five star same as four PLUS the farmer has a daughter who goes like a train) and were running a few Gazelles.

Long story short, the toilet facilities were being somewhat overworked so needing a pish, I pointed at a clump of stinging nettles NOT seeing the electric fence behind the nettles. If you think Michael Flattley invented Riverdance then think again. Cue one Cpl Mistersoft dancing (with cock still hanging out) as however many thousand volts had shot up the pish trail and electrocuted my cock. No lasting damage or not that I could see and I kept quiet about it as I didn't want to go through the whole exercise being called the 'Duty Live Wire' or the 'Resident Bright Spark'.

True story though I've no doubt someone will call me a pishing on an electric fence walt. :lol:

Edited to add: Yes it was fcuking painful.
 

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