Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:25
OK chaps, today's rant is about TGB's - thieving Gypsy Personages. OH took the battery out of his very old vauxhall Cavalier, and has had it charging for the last couple of days. Today, thought someone was delivering a parcel, opened the door only to find a flatbed truck speeding off, and battery missing.
Rang 101 (police non-emergency number), they were really non-commital until I mentioned I had some lovely pictures of said personage on my CCTV (not the first time it's happened). I think the battery was goosed anyway, but the fact that they've walked up my drive, taken the crocodile clips off (the charger is inside, luckily enough), and had it away on their thieving little toes with MY battery.
Plod's been round, and as I don't know how to record from the CCTV recorder, they've taken some photos off it they will circulate, and let me know if anything comes of it. Annoyed and a little worried, as I thought it was a delivery so opened the door, only to see a flatbed speeding down the road. If my LO hadn't been mucking about with his shoes, I'd have been face-to-face with him. The Policewoman said that if I'd been a bloke, I would probably have been thumped, but lots of time faced with a fiesty woman they'll put it down and run away, apparently us ladies fight dirty and aren't above targeting the conkers! All the time, not a peep out of the dog! However, had I come face to face with him, I think Max would have shown them some teeth, he's a clever boy for a dog, and knows the difference between the postman and the scrapman (postman= biscuits and fuss, scrapman = shouting and growliness).
So I am not a happy bunny, I hope they fit the battery to their scabby truck, and it gives out when they've just pinched something from a farmer with a handy shotgun, and they spend tomorrow having shot picked out of their bottoms.
I have a friend who works in A&E, and they normally 'run out' of anaesthetic for anyone who's been unfortunate enough to have been bitten by police dogs!
GF, I had similar problems with ramblers on the towpath when I used to cycle, they'd look behind, and we'd all be yelling 'Excuse me!!!', so they'd spread out so we had to stop. One day I had enough, went to the local bike shop, and asked did he have anything that was very LOUD. Answer was a battery powered horn. Next time, cycled up, yelled as normal, they spread out as normal, then I honked the horn. I think one of them S**t themselves, one jumped out of her skin and very nearly ended up in the canal, but boy did they shift! Maybe buy your Son one of these, the dog really won't like it, as boy, it is loud. It was also useful in getting rid of yappy-type dogs that would attach themselves to the toe of your boot by their teeth (not good, you lose your balance with one of those things, as soon as your foot goes on the floor the little darlings can reach your ankles). One honk of that thing, and they were off, yelping for their mummies!