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Saturday, 15 August 2009

A tight squeeze

A story in HM Telegraph caught my eye of a young man who will go far, first to court and maybe onto detention, but thereafter who knows:

Residents raised the alarm when the teenager woke them at 1.10am on Tuesday with screams of "let me out". Police officers found the teenager trapped on the car roof with his left hand stuck between the driver's door and the bodywork.
They believe he bent the door of the Vauxhall Cavalier out of shape to get his arm in then slipped causing the door to slam shut.
Janet Hooley, 68, whose car it was, said: "It's an old car and he had managed to get his fingers in the door and prise it open.
"The kid must have been laid on top and got his arm in to pull up the button.
"When we heard a noise I went to the window and then outside. I said to him: 'What are you doing with your arm in my car?'

At which point the young man replied, and I don't know whether this was brazen gall or unsurpassable stupidity:

'It wasn't me.'


Not a sheep said...

I would imagine this was the fault of the Conservative party in general and George Osborne in particular; well it would be if the BBC reported the story.

Alex said...


Steven_L said...
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Steven_L said...

"It wasn't me" is the stock reaction you get from anyone you catch breaking the law red-handed.

It might be a simple "It wasn't me", it might be a shake of the head and a "No, no, no, we don't do that, not here, no, no, no, no English, no English"

"That wasn't my company, ABC Ltd has nothing to do with XYZ Ltd (even though nothing has changed other than the sign on the wall)" is another one they like to try on.