Police lose all perspective

#2
Some old biddy once saw my brother and his friends running around in a field with toy guns. 15 minutes later armed police showed up in a helicopter. They didn't see the funny side that time.
 
#3
Y'see this is why I don't post photos of my PIAT.
 
#6
Someone gave the Police information that the guy had a mortar in his house. The Police acted on it immediately, as they would. I doubt they'd seen the photo. Bit of a non-story, but amusing and a good excuse to bash the Police nonetheless.
 
#7
Knowing how shite some police intel units are they probably thought it was one of these:

Newton 6" Mortar
 
#8
It's fun when they turn up in the jump suits with the Hocklers and tell you that acting on information they're conducting a search under the Terrorism Act.

Not.

But you can see why it gets done. On the other hand, your sole consolation after they've turned the place over and played with all of your toys without asking permission is to have a bit of a giggle at their expense.
 
#9
....or they worked out that it was a 15mm mortar and we all know how dangerous they are if they fall into the wrong hands......
 
#10
No one ever knocks on my door, and I've had that pipette of Sarin in the background of my Facebook profile photo for days now.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
Worried about that pic I posted of those Action men in AFVs .. driving without a licence or insurance too .. and cruelty to the horse in the picture, letting it roam ion a war zone like that ..
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
I think the plod lost all sense of reality in the 80s when thatcher gave them too long a leash during the miners strike and poll tax marches.

it was much nicer when it was all juliet bravo rather than dempsey and makepeace.
 
#14
You wouldn't get Kent police making a mistake like that. Fine body of men.
 
#15
''We are sure that the community would rather we acted quickly on information given to us of this nature, in case it had turned out to be a weapon.''

Really? I'd rather they did some basic int prep and checked out the Facebook page and then dismissed it!! Throbbers, including whichever dork reported it!!


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#16
Someone gave the Police information that the guy had a mortar in his house. The Police acted on it immediately, as they would. I doubt they'd seen the photo. Bit of a non-story, but amusing and a good excuse to bash the Police nonetheless.
If I phone the cops and tell them I saw a picture of you with a machine gun then they would take my word for it and turn up armed and mob handed round your gaff without once asking to see the picture?

If that is true then they are a bigger bunch of ******* idiot cowboys than even the media make them out to be.

The police really dont do themselves any favours and even the most rabid of supporters are having to dig really deep in the laughable efforts to defend their stupidity sometimes.
 
#17
The police are attracted to firearms offences like moths to a candle, I've been questioned when out after rabbits because someone reported a man with a gun. If I hadn't had all my documentation with me (and a couple of rabbits) I'd have been in the shit.
 
#19
The police are attracted to firearms offences like moths to a candle, I've been questioned when out after rabbits because someone reported a man with a gun. If I hadn't had all my documentation with me (and a couple of rabbits) I'd have been in the shit.
And if you'd been Derek Bird then they'd be in the shit for taking too long to respond to a report of a man with a firearm.
Carry your docs, keep to the letter of the law and hope they're not feeling overly frisky.

Afterwards have a giggle about it.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
I remember the fuss a while back about a call the police about a shed being broken into and the scrotes still on scene. the woman was told they would send someone in a couple of hours as no one was available. cue her ringing back and saying not to worry as her husband had gone out with his shotgun.

10 mins later 4 police cars/ armed response units and a helicopter who caught then scrotes then started on the couple 'I thought you said you had a gun' type of question which solicited the response 'I thought you said no one was available' :)
 

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