Another one bites the dust

raleighnut

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Location
On 3 Wheels
Had a couple nicked, Insurance :becool:
 

byegad

Legendary Member
Location
NE England
Bungalows don't have stairs...
DOH! I think that was the point.
In the 60s, so many offenders appeared in front of one Magistrate in Middlesbrough 'having fallen done the stairs to the cells', that she ordered a safety review.
Offenders promptly stopped falling down stairs, and either resisted arrest, or struck the edge of the Black Maria door in the process of being transported to the cells.
That's the way things were back then.
E.G.
An enterprising, even enthusiastic night-time caller forced entry into a house in our street about the same time, the son, an 18yr old Prop forward, heard the glass break, alerted his dad, a 45yr old ex-Prop forward, and said he'd go out the front, then into the back yard, clashing the gate. At which point dad was to descend the stairs making as much noise as possible.
This prompted the 'visitor' to attempt an exit through the broken kitchen window. Half way out he changed direction as the son belted him in the face.
When plod arrived a rather breathless burglar wanted to press charges for assault, he was breathless having spent the last 20 minutes laying on the floor with some 30+ stones sat on his chest! The policeman asked the father and son if he'd given them any trouble 'after they'd made their citizens arrest' wink, wink. They concurred, adding he'd soon given over to await the police, then the burglar made certain threats as to 'knowing where you two live!'
Somehow the policeman 'let slip' the address of, shall we say, Jimmy Blogs of 23 King Street, as he arrested him. A few days later the pair paid a return 'courtesy visit' to enquire of the health of Mr Blogs. A bus full of rugby players happened to accompany them, as they were 'on their way to rugby practice.'
Apart from their appearance in court to give evidence against Mr Blogs, they never saw him again.
 
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Phaeton

Grumpy Old Barstool
Location
Oop North (ish)
Sadly a part of cycling...
Nothing really to do with cycling, it's society in general & more to do with lack of respect for others & their property, we moved into this house/neighbourhood nearly 40 years ago, you could leave the keys in the ignition of the car, leave the garage door wide open, go to bed with the door unlocked etc. etc. now we have CCTV, a big dog & still things go 'missing'
 

HMS_Dave

Über Member
Location
Midlands
Nothing really to do with cycling, it's society in general & more to do with lack of respect for others & their property, we moved into this house/neighbourhood nearly 40 years ago, you could leave the keys in the ignition of the car, leave the garage door wide open, go to bed with the door unlocked etc. etc. now we have CCTV, a big dog & still things go 'missing'
No you're right of course. Its more prevalent of the times more than anything else.
 

Gravity Aided

Legendary Member
Location
Land of Lincoln
They don't need the bike, they just want the money that they can sell it for.:angry:
For drugs/gambling/vice. In The States, all pawn shops have to turn in serial numbers on things like bicycles and guns to the police. Still doesn't stop the thieving. Things get broken down into parts and resold on EBay, etc. We have an interstate highway the police watch and sometimes even put up checkpoints on due to the fact that it leads to twin cities on either side of our border with Wisconsin.
 

Phaeton

Grumpy Old Barstool
Location
Oop North (ish)
Upon conviction thieves should be conscripted into the Queens Royal Suiciders, made to wear a uniform of a union jack t shirt, Charlie Hebdo cartoon shorts, and a top hat, and then parachuted unarmed into ISIS held territory.
There's a lot of litter picking that needs to be done, along with many public places which could do with a lot of unpaid labour to put right, but I'm sure it would be against their human rights to make them work for nothing in the name of rehabilitation
 
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