Shopkeepers army mannequin banned

#1
Apologies for repeating this if it has already been mentioned on another thread.

Shopkeeper's army dummy banned

"Bolton Council told the 53-year-old to remove the dummy as it may give workers at a nearby Lloyds bank 'flashbacks' to a recent armed robbery."


WHAT?! Is the world just going out of it's way to p1ss me off?!!
 
#2
Does seem an odd approach from the council. 8O
Hamid Shahabu put the mannequin outside his outdoor pursuits store
He could always strip it naked, pop a green beret on its head and a roll mat on each arm.
 
#3
slick said:
Does seem an odd approach from the council. 8O
Hamid Shahabu put the mannequin outside his outdoor pursuits store
He could always strip it naked, pop a green beret on its head and a roll mat on each arm.
Good idea Slick... but i feel they would come back with 'Health and Safety issues' if he did that!
 
#4
It's too hot and humid here at the minute to get outraged!

What a collection of kn0bbers Bolton Council are :twisted:
 
#5
A bit more balance from the BBC

BBC

But a spokeswoman for Bolton Council said many local workers saw Darren in a different light.

"When [an] officer visited the premises, the dummy was dressed in drab, dark, plain clothing with a black balaclava pulled down over its head," she said.

"It did not have anything attached to it claiming support for our forces.

"The issue is that the mannequin is causing people to remember an upsetting incident they would rather forget.
 
#6
Put it inside the shop and he can dress it up with a pair of curtains and a 10" strap on for all anyone cares.
 
#7
Tawahi-50 said:
A bit more balance from the BBC

BBC

But a spokeswoman for Bolton Council said many local workers saw Darren in a different light.

"When [an] officer visited the premises, the dummy was dressed in drab, dark, plain clothing with a black balaclava pulled down over its head," she said.

"It did not have anything attached to it claiming support for our forces.

"The issue is that the mannequin is causing people to remember an upsetting incident they would rather forget.
That makes more sense to me, I drive past the thing at least once a day most days and it seemed to alternate between c95 and dark greenish/black clothes, and always had the balaclava on.

The sign on its chest I had never seen before - even when delivering cylinders back to them for the air guns as I do a couple of times a month when I couldnt possibly have missed seeing it.

The shop has only just moved to that location it used to be a little further down Halliwell Rd and on the other side, if the shops owner hadnt realised sticking a figure in a balaclava outside his shop next to a recently robbed bank he is an idiot, especially given that he along with a few other shop keepers along the road were interviewed after the robbery (he sells guns it was an armed robbery...the local plod followed the logic)
 
#8
scuba_angel said:
Tawahi-50 said:
A bit more balance from the BBC

BBC

But a spokeswoman for Bolton Council said many local workers saw Darren in a different light.

"When [an] officer visited the premises, the dummy was dressed in drab, dark, plain clothing with a black balaclava pulled down over its head," she said.

"It did not have anything attached to it claiming support for our forces.

"The issue is that the mannequin is causing people to remember an upsetting incident they would rather forget.
That makes more sense to me, I drive past the thing at least once a day most days and it seemed to alternate between c95 and dark greenish/black clothes, and always had the balaclava on.

The sign on its chest I had never seen before - even when delivering cylinders back to them for the air guns as I do a couple of times a month when I couldnt possibly have missed seeing it.

The shop has only just moved to that location it used to be a little further down Halliwell Rd and on the other side, if the shops owner hadnt realised sticking a figure in a balaclava outside his shop next to a recently robbed bank he is an idiot, especially given that he along with a few other shop keepers along the road were interviewed after the robbery (he sells guns it was an armed robbery...the local plod followed the logic)
Okay.. fair enough then! That does seem to make a bit more sense than the original story which omitted any mention of a balaclava or that there sign was not usually present on the dummy. I was deperately trying to avaoid any mention of the cliche "political correctness gone mad"! :wink:
 
#9
I'll bet it the instruction to remove it came from from the equality and diversity co-ordinator as the dummy was the most intelligent in Bolton 8)
 
#10
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

What a complete bunch of whimpering tossers.
 
#12
scuba_angel said:
Tawahi-50 said:
A bit more balance from the BBC

BBC

But a spokeswoman for Bolton Council said many local workers saw Darren in a different light.

"When [an] officer visited the premises, the dummy was dressed in drab, dark, plain clothing with a black balaclava pulled down over its head," she said.

"It did not have anything attached to it claiming support for our forces.

"The issue is that the mannequin is causing people to remember an upsetting incident they would rather forget.
That makes more sense to me, I drive past the thing at least once a day most days and it seemed to alternate between c95 and dark greenish/black clothes, and always had the balaclava on.

The sign on its chest I had never seen before - even when delivering cylinders back to them for the air guns as I do a couple of times a month when I couldnt possibly have missed seeing it.

The shop has only just moved to that location it used to be a little further down Halliwell Rd and on the other side, if the shops owner hadnt realised sticking a figure in a balaclava outside his shop next to a recently robbed bank he is an idiot, especially given that he along with a few other shop keepers along the road were interviewed after the robbery (he sells guns it was an armed robbery...the local plod followed the logic)
Its reasonable to believe from what you(and the council) say, that in spite of his claims, his support for H4H is a bit of an afterthought.

Not only is he an idiot, as you say, but in going to the Sun (where it originally appeared) and coming out with a load of rubbish about how the dummy was dressed makes him a bit of a liar too.

But to use that ficticious support for H4H just in order to make a few bob out of the Sun is, I believe, worthy of contempt.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
I was walking around in my home town the other day, and this fcuking thing got my wallet!

 
#14
So if he dressed it in a robe and a turban and had it holding a placard saying I support the Taliban (As many stated on a recent news clip) he would be ok.
 
#17
Groan!
 
#18
Tawahi-50 said:
scuba_angel said:
Tawahi-50 said:
A bit more balance from the BBC

BBC

But a spokeswoman for Bolton Council said many local workers saw Darren in a different light.

"When [an] officer visited the premises, the dummy was dressed in drab, dark, plain clothing with a black balaclava pulled down over its head," she said.

"It did not have anything attached to it claiming support for our forces.

"The issue is that the mannequin is causing people to remember an upsetting incident they would rather forget.
That makes more sense to me, I drive past the thing at least once a day most days and it seemed to alternate between c95 and dark greenish/black clothes, and always had the balaclava on.

The sign on its chest I had never seen before - even when delivering cylinders back to them for the air guns as I do a couple of times a month when I couldnt possibly have missed seeing it.

The shop has only just moved to that location it used to be a little further down Halliwell Rd and on the other side, if the shops owner hadnt realised sticking a figure in a balaclava outside his shop next to a recently robbed bank he is an idiot, especially given that he along with a few other shop keepers along the road were interviewed after the robbery (he sells guns it was an armed robbery...the local plod followed the logic)
Its reasonable to believe from what you(and the council) say, that in spite of his claims, his support for H4H is a bit of an afterthought.

Not only is he an idiot, as you say, but in going to the Sun (where it originally appeared) and coming out with a load of rubbish about how the dummy was dressed makes him a bit of a liar too.

But to use that ficticious support for H4H just in order to make a few bob out of the Sun is, I believe, worthy of contempt.
The shop keeper may or may not have had something inside the shop showing support for the forces but to claim it now and in the Scum...hmm well it is Bolton I guess, we arent known for our brains - I have to admit I found the guy extremely unplesant to be around when there were no other customers in the shop so didnt tend to hang about, but I certainly have no recollection of a sign on the dummy itself (and had apologised to the bloomin thing more than once for nearly tripping up over it :oops: ).

I cannot get my head around the idea that a shop keeper who knew of an armed robbery near his new shop premises (theyre on the corner of one block, the Bank is iirc either directly opposite or one shop front/terraced house along) would leave a dummy dressed in that manner outside the shop with the dummy being positioned as though it was leaning on the corner of the building facing the door to the bank!

Jesus I wasn't robbed but in that situation it would probably concern me too given the bank is as they all seem to be these days mostly glass fronted so highly likely the dummy could be seen by the cashiers.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#20
Archangel said:
WHAT?! Is the world just going out of it's way to p1ss me off?!!
Nope, it looks more like you're some ringpiece who goes through life looking for things to get upset about, even if they have absolutely no effect upon your daily life. In short, one of life's w*nkers.
 

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