Saturday, 22 May 2010

Headlines...

...they are deceptive. It always pays to read the story closely:


Sounds like another 'police in reckless pursuit' story, doesn't it?

Well....
The drama happened after a police motorbike saw four youths - who have a history of burglary, violence and robbery - acting suspiciously in the Honda Civic around 9pm on Monday.

The vehicle's lights were switched off and none of the occupants was wearing seat belts.

When he enquired what they were doing, the car sped off.

Thirty seconds later the Honda collided with parked vehicles in Fauconberg Road, a quiet suburban street in Chiswick.
Thirty seconds. That's barely enough time to read that headline.

Some 'chase', eh? Nice one, 'Daily Fail'....

11 comments:

manwiddicombe said...

Not wishing to sound heartless but, erm, one of them died? Good. That's one less.

RantinRab said...

Exactly what I was going to say MW

MTG said...

"Sounds like another police in reckless pursuit story, doesn't it?"

No - but most men know at least one confused woman who knows the full story from a headline.

Chuckles said...

AND IF THOSE CARS WERNT PARKED THERE HED STILL BE ALIVE!!! SOMEHING SHOULD BE DONE!!!

Evolution in action.

AntiCitizenOne said...

LEts hope the NDS gives the survivors it's best dose of MRSA care.

Gibby Haynes said...

AND IF THOSE CARS WERNT PARKED THERE HED STILL BE ALIVE!!! SOMEHING SHOULD BE DONE!!!

My god, you're right. We should ban cars. And we should dig up Karl Benz's skeleton, decry it a s a racist, a paedophile, and a big meanie, and them smash it to dust.

Furor Teutonicus said...

The drama happened after a police motorbike saw four youths -

I only had a couple of Triumphs, the odd Honda (VERY odd), a couple of BMWs, and one basket case Harley.

NONE of them werte clever enough to SEE anything, no matter HOW hard I kicked them.

So when DID they start producing motorbikes with eyes?

I think Orange County Choppers should be told!

Mrs Rigby said...

Darwin strikes again!

JuliaM said...

"Not wishing to sound heartless but, erm, one of them died? Good. That's one less."

I can't claim to be shedding tears here, either...

"AND IF THOSE CARS WERNT PARKED THERE HED STILL BE ALIVE!!"

Heh! I'll be surprised if that isn't mentioned - unironically - somewhere in some online forum...

"Darwin strikes again!"

Only if he hasn't already reproduced. Who knows, these days?

Furor Teutonicus said...

Darwin is like Catholic priests. You have to catch them young for it to work.

Chalcedon said...

Not quite funny enough for a Darwin award nomination