Police community support officers have startled homeowners by wandering uninvited into their properties during a burglary crackdown.Which, of course, they deem to be quite safe for them to do. Try the same thing in Texas, why don't you...
If doors were left open, the civilian officers - nicknamed 'Blunkett's Bobbies' after the Home Secretary who created them - walked straight into homes.
One resident, who came face to face with a PCSO in her home, said she was 'totally shocked' when she met the officer in her kitchen.What did it make you think, love? That you should have battened down the hatches and sat tight in your living room, despite the heat?
The 38-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: 'I was just pottering around in the kitchen and then all of a sudden there was an officer in front of me.
'I really didn't know what to make of it and just stared at her for a while.
'She had clambered through my living room window and started lecturing me about crime prevention. I thought it was a bit much really, but it did make me think.'
Or that you really, really wish you'd bought that pitbull after all? And starved it for a few days...
PCSO Thurley admitted that she might have locked some people out of their homes by closing doors they had found open with nobody home.Oh, how I wish I was a swearblogger, but I don't think I could spell the words I'd want to use...
She said: 'We may well have been locking people out, but it's better safe than sorry and would teach them a lesson.'
'Teach them a lesson', indeed. You jumped-up, sanctimonious little jobsworth! Who the hell do you think you are? Do you really believe that you are in the job you are in to 'teach people lessons'?
Well, you aren't. You are in the job because NuLabour is too skint to be able to afford more real police, and too desperate to massage the unemployment stats to hide their failings, so is clearly reduced to handing out plastic police uniforms to any bumptious little wannabe gauletier who fancies lording it over the rest of the population.
And why, it seems it was only yesterday that the fat waste of skin occupying the Met top job (until prised off like a recalcitrant limpet by Boris) was trumpeting the fact that 'residents in Haringey, north London, are now happy to leave their front doors open and unlocked' as a triumph for his police force! What happened, love? Didn't you get the memo?
Oh, and I bet you didn't try this on any chav estates, did you? Not so much fun when it might not be harmless females to surprise and terrorise, but Darren and his skunk-smoking posse?