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Weird queries wasting police time


Posted on Wednesday, 28 December, 2011 | Comment icon 19 comments


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Police in the UK have expressed disdain for members of the public asking them stupid questions.

Officers have reported everything from being asked about werewolves and vampires to UFOs and everything in between. "We find ourselves not only dealing with the legitimate inquries but also the bizarre which are time-consuming and take a while to deal with," said Chief Constable Ian Arundale. In one case the police were asked whether any evidence had been found of Bigfoot in the Welsh countryside while someone else asked how many zombie sightings there have been.

"A police chief has hit out at cops being forced to answer "bonkers" questions from the public - such as how many werewoves, vampires and zombies have been investigated."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Spring Heeled Jerk on 29 December, 2011, 0:47
The police have better things to do. Bald punks It's only a matter of time before they're knocking at the door.......Puts me in mind of the Viz 'Bottom Inspectors'. Peace
Comment icon #11 Posted by Funky Poacher on 29 December, 2011, 1:02
The police have better things to do. Bald punks It's only a matter of time before they're knocking at the door.......Puts me in mind of the Viz 'Bottom Inspectors'. Peace Yes, yes... because all cops are of the same breed, of course.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Spring Heeled Jerk on 29 December, 2011, 1:20
Yes, yes... because all cops are of the same breed, of course. I would've said 'Ilk' instead of breed, not to be confused with 'elk' of course. Easy mistake for a North American to make I suppose.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Funky Poacher on 29 December, 2011, 1:31
I would've said 'Ilk' instead of breed, not to be confused with 'elk' of course. Easy mistake for a North American to make I suppose. So... you're confused, then. Edit to add: I mean, your previous posts do seem to demonstrate as much.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Spring Heeled Jerk on 29 December, 2011, 2:08
So... you're confused, then. Edit to add: I mean, your previous posts do seem to demonstrate as much. Okay Funky, thanks for the incite into my condition, I promise to be less confused in future. If you however refer to my previous post, you will see a link, a link that I know you didn't click upon, because the post count would've told me otherwise. Now the link referred to some rather extreme policing carried out in another country. I found this an informative insight into the relative freedoms that we enjoy in our society and sought no less than to put the actions of the police force in the ... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Funky Poacher on 29 December, 2011, 2:49
Okay Funky, thanks for the incite into my condition, I promise to be less confused in future. If you however refer to my previous post, you will see a link, a link that I know you didn't click upon, because the post count would've told me otherwise. Now the link referred to some rather extreme policing carried out in another country. I found this an informative insight into the relative freedoms that we enjoy in our society and sought no less than to put the actions of the police force in the western world into stark contrast with the actions that the forces in other countries are carrying out... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Spring Heeled Jerk on 29 December, 2011, 3:13
LOL. I thought....never mind. Yes I was ill conceived and all that and I'm just a rash English git. I concede to you Funky 'cos I like your post. Forgive my rashness and ignorance please. :-) P.S Love the moustache.
Comment icon #17 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 29 December, 2011, 3:25
The police here need these questions. Who cares how ridiculous they seem, because they will pull you over for nothiing. There's a saying here, but it's M rated. F the police. Or we call them pigs. Because they're so busy sending citations to those without seatbelts than catching the druggies. I guess we're too sly.
Comment icon #18 Posted by angi chiesa on 29 December, 2011, 11:01
Well some years ago I had the embarrassment of a pretty policewoman call at my door.My chinese girlfriend phoned the cops to say that I filmed her in my shower.I took the lady out for an evening meal a few days later.Exit Chinese and enter amusing affair with the FUZZ
Comment icon #19 Posted by Junior Chubb on 30 December, 2011, 0:07
Its amazing what idiocy the police have to deal with. Eventually we could get to the point that you have to pay a call out fee to the police if what you report is not worth them showing up for. This has happened with the fire brigade and would be another reason for the public not to call the police. A bit pessimistic but you never know...


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