Police in Nottinghamshire have said they will be discussing compensation for a car window smashed after officers tried to "save" a toy, stuffed dog.Oh, boy, were their faces red...
The toy's owner, Gordon Williams, 80, said police had done the right thing.No, we certainly don't. The police should know that better than anyone.
"I know Little Willy is quite realistic and if they weren't sure about it, they did a good thing as we don't want any more dogs dying in the heat of a car," said Mr Williams.
And there we'd leave it, if not for the pompous seat-polishing cretin employed to churn out press releases for Nottinghamshire Police:
In a statement Nottinghamshire Police said: "This is a perfect example of why drivers need to think about what they leave on view in their car, both in terms of other people's perception of the objects and in a bid to deter opportunist thieves."Errr, no, drivers don't need to 'think about what they leave in their cars' just to spare your officers' blushes (get 'em down to Specsavers, quick!), and when it comes to leaving things in cars to tempt thieves, well, how's that kettle, pot? Is it still black?