Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Slow Crime Day, Sussex Police?

Jamie has launched a fierce attack on Sussex Police for proceeding with the legal action. He said: "We are not criminals, we are six young people trying to make careers, and now because of the actions of Sussex Police we have criminal records. That is not fair, that is not justice.
"It was surely clear to everyone it was a stunt. We threw around 150 wristbands out of the two vehicles and we know for a fact that shoppers stopped and picked them up.
"It was never our intention to upset or offend anyone, it was just a prank. There were security staff all around because of the Coca Cola Truck but not one of them came towards us.
"Little did we know that people were going to dial 999."
 I think you're rather overestimating the intelligence of the general public, frankly.
Sussex Police contacted him on the day of the incident but it wasn't until March that he and his five friends received calls from officers asking them to attend the station for questioning.
Clearly, a very serious incident that needed dealing with quickly, then..?


stengle said...

I want to know what was on the wristbands. Something like I Dare You To Arrest Us might, on reflection, have been a miscalculation.

MTG said...

Rare to ever see them on the podium winning public acclaim, but if there were awards for gaffes and self-inflicted wounds, plod would have a trophy-filled cabinet.

Mark In Mayenne said...

Asking them to attend.... I hope they turned down the invitation.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

I always though littering was a civil offense...

MTG said...

You cannot substitute an American spellchecker for a decent English education, Lynne.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

MTG since you are so keen on lessons in UK English here's a poser for you. Re-arrange the following words into a meaningful sentence - fascist grammar you yourself on insertion cranio-rectal of act an perform go

Extra points will be earned if you go the full Ooozlum.

Anonymous said...

A touched have seem to there I nerve raw.

*Oozlum*. And when you sink to the depths of borrowing 'intellectual' property from the Outback, take extra care with spelling, darling.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

You are so easy! :D

I hopped yood spot the dellibarut mistaik. Wel dun. (Oops! there I go again!)

Actually Oozlum is but one way to spell the word. "Ouselum" is also acceptable but I resisted the temptation to deliberately misplace the "L".

Being as you are so keen to play this game I have another English language poser to challenge you after you correct my further misspellings above.

What word best defines "loser".

a) Winner
b) Successful
c) MTG

In your own time.

BTW the Oozlum isn't intellectual property. The original poem is nearly 120 years old so there is no question of copyright infringement.

Oh and "darling". I didn't know you cared.

JuliaM said...

"...if there were awards for gaffes and self-inflicted wounds, plod would have a trophy-filled cabinet."

Yes, I'm afraid they would. And it's all so avoidable.

"Asking them to attend.... I hope they turned down the invitation."

I think if you don't, they come and get you...