Dukes of Hazard driver told he won't have to face court over his musical horn

Dukes of Hazard driver told his horn

Dukes of Hazard driver told his horn

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A DRIVER facing court for sounding a Dixie Land-themed air horn in his car while transporting a couple to their wedding reception has been told the case has been dropped.

Wayne Duke, who owns a 1969 Dodge Charger - the kind used in the Dukes of Hazzard TV show - was stopped by police in Weymouth as he drove Ali and Paul Bartlett to a country music reception.

The couple had just been married at Portland Castle. But hearing the horn, Dorset Police pulled over the car and told Mr Duke that dual tone horns could only be used by emergency services.

Mr Duke, from Wimborne, was given a summons to attend court.

He has now been contacted by Dorset Police to say he no longer has to attend court. It is believed the horn is not illegal because the car was built before 1973. 

Delivery driver Mr Duke, 43, had thought the case might not get far as he understood the Road Traffic Act which applies to air horns covers vehicles made from 1973 onwards – his car dates from 1969.

The car is similar to the one used in the TV show and fan Mr Duke has always wanted to own one.

As well as taking it to car shows and charity events, the vehicle is available for hire for weddings.

Mr Duke said he found the whole episode of being stopped by the police ‘bizarre’ as he has owned the car for six years and never had any problems.

Mr Duke said: “They couldn’t prove that I had sounded the horn, only that I had the equipment fitted which they said was illegal.

“But the law applies to cars from 1973 and mine is older than that.

“An officer phoned me up and said he was ripping up the summons. He mentioned all the publicity the story had received and it had been ‘bad press.’ He said I could pop down to the station and speak to a traffic officer about the case but I don’t think I’ll do that.

“Since the incident I took the compressor off so the horn can’t be used. I asked the officer if I could put it back again and he said ‘yes.’

He added: “As far as I know the air horn is legal. I’ve used the car for weddings and other special occasions and used the horn without problems and it’s passed the MOT without it being flagged up.

“The whole thing is bizarre. It was all a bit silly. In fact I thought it was like an episode from the Dukes of Hazzard.

“I don’t know why the police acted like they did in the first place. Maybe they had had a long day.

“I’m obviously delighted the case has been dropped. It’s good for everyone. I can laugh at it in the end.”

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “On review, the ticket has been cancelled by the inspector.”

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2:10pm Mon 4 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

Egg on your face, idiots! Go and find some real criminals for a change.
Egg on your face, idiots! Go and find some real criminals for a change. speedy231278
  • Score: 73

2:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

dean3020 says...

'Driver pulled over for having LEGAL car horn' would have been a better sensationalist headline
'Driver pulled over for having LEGAL car horn' would have been a better sensationalist headline dean3020
  • Score: 49

2:39pm Mon 4 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Nice to see the police have apologised to all involved.....oh they haven't unless the echo haven't reported it. The officers involved should be charged with wasting police time!
Nice to see the police have apologised to all involved.....oh they haven't unless the echo haven't reported it. The officers involved should be charged with wasting police time! bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 57

2:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

sc61 says...

"county music reception"

Is that like Country Music, only more local?
"county music reception" Is that like Country Music, only more local? sc61
  • Score: 13

2:59pm Mon 4 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

"hearing the horn, Dorset Police pulled over the car and told Mr Duke that dual tone horns could only be used by emergency services."

Clearly they cannot count past two, as a Dixie horn has five notes!
"hearing the horn, Dorset Police pulled over the car and told Mr Duke that dual tone horns could only be used by emergency services." Clearly they cannot count past two, as a Dixie horn has five notes! speedy231278
  • Score: 25

3:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

Unless there is more to this story than we are being told then I trust the apparently very foolish heavy handed Police Officers who virtually trashed somebody's wedding day are now going to 'face the music'. In fact I rather suspect their colleagues are already ensuring it!
Unless there is more to this story than we are being told then I trust the apparently very foolish heavy handed Police Officers who virtually trashed somebody's wedding day are now going to 'face the music'. In fact I rather suspect their colleagues are already ensuring it! muscliffman
  • Score: 32

3:11pm Mon 4 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

muscliffman wrote:
Unless there is more to this story than we are being told then I trust the apparently very foolish heavy handed Police Officers who virtually trashed somebody's wedding day are now going to 'face the music'. In fact I rather suspect their colleagues are already ensuring it!
The 'more to the story' part is that the coppers think they can do what they like and bo***cks to the consequences if they are wrong. It'll just be filed on the rest of the pile of wrongful arrests, summonses, and the like, and nothing more said about it.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Unless there is more to this story than we are being told then I trust the apparently very foolish heavy handed Police Officers who virtually trashed somebody's wedding day are now going to 'face the music'. In fact I rather suspect their colleagues are already ensuring it![/p][/quote]The 'more to the story' part is that the coppers think they can do what they like and bo***cks to the consequences if they are wrong. It'll just be filed on the rest of the pile of wrongful arrests, summonses, and the like, and nothing more said about it. speedy231278
  • Score: 15

3:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

lilliputian says...

Can the police involved be charged with 'wasting public time'?
Can the police involved be charged with 'wasting public time'? lilliputian
  • Score: 37

4:08pm Mon 4 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did.
Priceless.

Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.
It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did. Priceless. Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school. BIGTONE
  • Score: 24

4:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

BIGTONE wrote:
It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did.
Priceless.

Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.
Back?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did. Priceless. Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.[/p][/quote]Back? speedy231278
  • Score: 14

5:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

speedy231278 wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did.
Priceless.

Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.
Back?
Yep....back = retarded. Like a lot on here.
They have to go back because they certainly can't go forward.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did. Priceless. Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.[/p][/quote]Back?[/p][/quote]Yep....back = retarded. Like a lot on here. They have to go back because they certainly can't go forward. BIGTONE
  • Score: -6

5:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

ShuttleX says...

You would think the people who are supposed to enforce the law, would actually know it. I'm usually a supporter of the Police, well at the coalface level anyway, but this Officer really needs to get his head out of the place the sun doesn't shine and get a reality check. May be if Mr Duke sued the Chief Constable for the embarrassment and "bad" publicity which may effect his business, he might actually get an apology from the Officer involved, rather than standard "your lucky we are going to let you off this time" letter.
You would think the people who are supposed to enforce the law, would actually know it. I'm usually a supporter of the Police, well at the coalface level anyway, but this Officer really needs to get his head out of the place the sun doesn't shine and get a reality check. May be if Mr Duke sued the Chief Constable for the embarrassment and "bad" publicity which may effect his business, he might actually get an apology from the Officer involved, rather than standard "your lucky we are going to let you off this time" letter. ShuttleX
  • Score: 15

5:53pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “On review, the ticket has been cancelled by the inspector.”
.
It should never have gone that far in the first place.
A Dorset Police spokesman said: “On review, the ticket has been cancelled by the inspector.” . It should never have gone that far in the first place. Hessenford
  • Score: 20

5:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

This sums up Dorset Police perfectly.
.
Bully law abiding citizens on their wedding day for doing nothing wrong but as soon as traveller park up they cower away and won't do a thing.
.
Cowardly, pathetic bullies the lot of them!!!
This sums up Dorset Police perfectly. . Bully law abiding citizens on their wedding day for doing nothing wrong but as soon as traveller park up they cower away and won't do a thing. . Cowardly, pathetic bullies the lot of them!!! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 9

6:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Wesoblind says...

Typical police dont know the law!
Typical police dont know the law! Wesoblind
  • Score: 4

7:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mejulie1967 says...

there are travelers wrecking Turlin Moor if they are feeling a bit bored an in need of sorting somebody out....
there are travelers wrecking Turlin Moor if they are feeling a bit bored an in need of sorting somebody out.... Mejulie1967
  • Score: 9

8:02pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Wackerone says...

What should be remembered here is that it was 'noddy men' who stopped this guy in the first place and they don't have the specialised knowledge of traffic law as their Roads Police colleagues have. They've been made to look fools and should have left well alone.
What should be remembered here is that it was 'noddy men' who stopped this guy in the first place and they don't have the specialised knowledge of traffic law as their Roads Police colleagues have. They've been made to look fools and should have left well alone. Wackerone
  • Score: 8

8:13pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

lol poor police work! What a waste of everyones time, how do they expect the public to support them when this kind of thing happens?
lol poor police work! What a waste of everyones time, how do they expect the public to support them when this kind of thing happens? Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 8

8:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Wackerone wrote:
What should be remembered here is that it was 'noddy men' who stopped this guy in the first place and they don't have the specialised knowledge of traffic law as their Roads Police colleagues have. They've been made to look fools and should have left well alone.
Are they able to seek advice from hooter specialists over the radio
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: What should be remembered here is that it was 'noddy men' who stopped this guy in the first place and they don't have the specialised knowledge of traffic law as their Roads Police colleagues have. They've been made to look fools and should have left well alone.[/p][/quote]Are they able to seek advice from hooter specialists over the radio kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -3

9:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

O'Reilly says...

BIGTONE wrote:
It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did.
Priceless.

Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.
The do legal.....but, haven't a clue about lawful.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did. Priceless. Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.[/p][/quote]The do legal.....but, haven't a clue about lawful. O'Reilly
  • Score: -1

9:13pm Mon 4 Aug 14

O'Reilly says...

O'Reilly wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did.
Priceless.

Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.
The do legal.....but, haven't a clue about lawful.
typo *They* ...
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: It seems the public knew more about the law than the officers did. Priceless. Note to Inspector......said officers need to go back to law school.[/p][/quote]The do legal.....but, haven't a clue about lawful.[/p][/quote]typo *They* ... O'Reilly
  • Score: -2

9:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

adspacebroker says...

' Dorset Police say he no longer has to attend court. It is believed the horn is not illegal because the car was built before 1973.' If the office concerned had applied common sense and offered 'suitable words of advice' or consulted with a suitably qualified colleague who could have put him right then they would not have got the 'outstanding bad press' that this incident truly deserved. It takes no time to apologise and say 'I got it wrong'. I wholly support Police officers weeding out of those on the road that should not be but this occasion the officer has 'let the side down big time'!!
' Dorset Police say he no longer has to attend court. It is believed the horn is not illegal because the car was built before 1973.' If the office concerned had applied common sense and offered 'suitable words of advice' or consulted with a suitably qualified colleague who could have put him right then they would not have got the 'outstanding bad press' that this incident truly deserved. It takes no time to apologise and say 'I got it wrong'. I wholly support Police officers weeding out of those on the road that should not be but this occasion the officer has 'let the side down big time'!! adspacebroker
  • Score: 12

11:48pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

The guys name is Duke? Hilarious. Is he married to Daisy?
The guys name is Duke? Hilarious. Is he married to Daisy? Minty Fresh
  • Score: 3

4:56am Tue 5 Aug 14

anotherfatslob says...

This is why the uniformed bullies get called filth.

It's Hazzard you mororons.
This is why the uniformed bullies get called filth. It's Hazzard you mororons. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -2

7:36am Tue 5 Aug 14

oversee says...

Why don't they just learn the law...Police ?....my a..e.
Why don't they just learn the law...Police ?....my a..e. oversee
  • Score: -1

8:48am Tue 5 Aug 14

sc61 says...

Ah well, at least Mr. Duke has some free publicity in recompense!
Ah well, at least Mr. Duke has some free publicity in recompense! sc61
  • Score: 1

8:54am Tue 5 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Wackerone wrote:
What should be remembered here is that it was 'noddy men' who stopped this guy in the first place and they don't have the specialised knowledge of traffic law as their Roads Police colleagues have. They've been made to look fools and should have left well alone.
Always been the way, wannabe traffic cops! I got pulled over once by a policeman in a dog section van on the Spur road for overtaking him at 65mph. The guy got really up tight when I asked him politely for his name, badge number and station. I then went straight to the station and lodged a complaint.

I find it funny though that the police have had to refer to the Echo comments section to find out the law. At least these two PC Plods will be ribbed about this by their friends and colleagues long after we've forgotten about it hahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: What should be remembered here is that it was 'noddy men' who stopped this guy in the first place and they don't have the specialised knowledge of traffic law as their Roads Police colleagues have. They've been made to look fools and should have left well alone.[/p][/quote]Always been the way, wannabe traffic cops! I got pulled over once by a policeman in a dog section van on the Spur road for overtaking him at 65mph. The guy got really up tight when I asked him politely for his name, badge number and station. I then went straight to the station and lodged a complaint. I find it funny though that the police have had to refer to the Echo comments section to find out the law. At least these two PC Plods will be ribbed about this by their friends and colleagues long after we've forgotten about it hahahaha BarrHumbug
  • Score: 1

9:47am Tue 5 Aug 14

Norman Stansfield says...

lilliputian wrote:
Can the police involved be charged with 'wasting public time'?
Have an upvote sir, comment of the week so far.
[quote][p][bold]lilliputian[/bold] wrote: Can the police involved be charged with 'wasting public time'?[/p][/quote]Have an upvote sir, comment of the week so far. Norman Stansfield
  • Score: 4

10:33am Tue 5 Aug 14

Dennis Moor says...

What a nice story to read; common sense prevailing! Makes a bit of a change it seems these days!
What a nice story to read; common sense prevailing! Makes a bit of a change it seems these days! Dennis Moor
  • Score: 4

10:46am Tue 5 Aug 14

Norman Stansfield says...

Mejulie1967 wrote:
there are travelers wrecking Turlin Moor if they are feeling a bit bored an in need of sorting somebody out....
And, joking aside for a moment, here is where people start to have problems with the police. There is certainly a suspicion for many people, that they are happy to 'tackle' easy targets (mostly motorists) but that they are less enthusiastic to deal with, shall we say, the more challenging members of society. Who's causing the bigger problems? This gentleman with his 'General Lee' airhorn? It would appear so, to the police at least.
[quote][p][bold]Mejulie1967[/bold] wrote: there are travelers wrecking Turlin Moor if they are feeling a bit bored an in need of sorting somebody out....[/p][/quote]And, joking aside for a moment, here is where people start to have problems with the police. There is certainly a suspicion for many people, that they are happy to 'tackle' easy targets (mostly motorists) but that they are less enthusiastic to deal with, shall we say, the more challenging members of society. Who's causing the bigger problems? This gentleman with his 'General Lee' airhorn? It would appear so, to the police at least. Norman Stansfield
  • Score: 4

11:32am Tue 5 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 2

11:38am Tue 5 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
Off duty this morning by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: **** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?[/p][/quote]Off duty this morning by any chance? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -2

11:46am Tue 5 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
Off duty this morning by any chance?
Self employed so no nothing to with the Police.

Just someone who knows he is not perfect and who knows he has made errors/small mistakes in my work in the past.

The police have a hard job (made even harder with the PC crap they have to put up with) and I think in the main they are pretty good at it.

I am not some mealy mouthed loser who is sad enough to rub his hands in glee with the relish that I can bad mouth them on a local paper website and accuse them of all sorts because of one small error (the difference between 1969 and 1973 some 40 odd years later for gods sake).

I would feel sad and pathetic if I felt the need to.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: **** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?[/p][/quote]Off duty this morning by any chance?[/p][/quote]Self employed so no nothing to with the Police. Just someone who knows he is not perfect and who knows he has made errors/small mistakes in my work in the past. The police have a hard job (made even harder with the PC crap they have to put up with) and I think in the main they are pretty good at it. I am not some mealy mouthed loser who is sad enough to rub his hands in glee with the relish that I can bad mouth them on a local paper website and accuse them of all sorts because of one small error (the difference between 1969 and 1973 some 40 odd years later for gods sake). I would feel sad and pathetic if I felt the need to. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 6

10:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

RM says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
This sums up Dorset Police perfectly.
.
Bully law abiding citizens on their wedding day for doing nothing wrong but as soon as traveller park up they cower away and won't do a thing.
.
Cowardly, pathetic bullies the lot of them!!!
I hope our PCC is aware of this waste of police time? Are we that short of criminals in Dorset that the police now have to go out & arrest the innocent to up their arrest body count & solved crimes count? Could Mr Duke sue for 'wrongful arrest'? Keystone Kops could do a better job.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: This sums up Dorset Police perfectly. . Bully law abiding citizens on their wedding day for doing nothing wrong but as soon as traveller park up they cower away and won't do a thing. . Cowardly, pathetic bullies the lot of them!!![/p][/quote]I hope our PCC is aware of this waste of police time? Are we that short of criminals in Dorset that the police now have to go out & arrest the innocent to up their arrest body count & solved crimes count? Could Mr Duke sue for 'wrongful arrest'? Keystone Kops could do a better job. RM
  • Score: -3

10:13pm Tue 5 Aug 14

RM says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
And when did that last occur? The serious case & professionalism bit I mean?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: **** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?[/p][/quote]And when did that last occur? The serious case & professionalism bit I mean? RM
  • Score: -2

11:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

RM wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
And when did that last occur? The serious case & professionalism bit I mean?
Do you actually think that is a legitimate question? Seriously, do you think it is?
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: **** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?[/p][/quote]And when did that last occur? The serious case & professionalism bit I mean?[/p][/quote]Do you actually think that is a legitimate question? Seriously, do you think it is? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 2

8:50am Wed 6 Aug 14

podgie says...

How can the police spend time on this nonsense ,yet can't answer 101 calls at a seaside location in the summer because there are a few tourists about?
Give Me Strength .
How can the police spend time on this nonsense ,yet can't answer 101 calls at a seaside location in the summer because there are a few tourists about? Give Me Strength . podgie
  • Score: 1

10:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
The poster of the above being the biggest offender of his own accusation.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: **** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?[/p][/quote]The poster of the above being the biggest offender of his own accusation. speedy231278
  • Score: 0

10:53am Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
**** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here.

Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera?

And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?
Off duty this morning by any chance?
Self employed so no nothing to with the Police.

Just someone who knows he is not perfect and who knows he has made errors/small mistakes in my work in the past.

The police have a hard job (made even harder with the PC crap they have to put up with) and I think in the main they are pretty good at it.

I am not some mealy mouthed loser who is sad enough to rub his hands in glee with the relish that I can bad mouth them on a local paper website and accuse them of all sorts because of one small error (the difference between 1969 and 1973 some 40 odd years later for gods sake).

I would feel sad and pathetic if I felt the need to.
As opposed to just sounding sad and pathetic as usual. I assume you'd not give a toss about being wrongfully accused of a crime by the police because they didn't even know the law?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: **** there are a whole lot of sad t**ts on here. Still, I'm sure the next time you are being attacked, have been robbed, burgled, need telling a loved one has died in an accident, or there is a murderer who needs identifying there is no way any of you will be picking up the phone to ask for help from these 'idiots', 'clueless', 'bullies', 'scum' et cetera? And when they quickly solve a serious case and show great professionalism I am sure you will be as vocal praising them as you have damning them on these pages?[/p][/quote]Off duty this morning by any chance?[/p][/quote]Self employed so no nothing to with the Police. Just someone who knows he is not perfect and who knows he has made errors/small mistakes in my work in the past. The police have a hard job (made even harder with the PC crap they have to put up with) and I think in the main they are pretty good at it. I am not some mealy mouthed loser who is sad enough to rub his hands in glee with the relish that I can bad mouth them on a local paper website and accuse them of all sorts because of one small error (the difference between 1969 and 1973 some 40 odd years later for gods sake). I would feel sad and pathetic if I felt the need to.[/p][/quote]As opposed to just sounding sad and pathetic as usual. I assume you'd not give a toss about being wrongfully accused of a crime by the police because they didn't even know the law? speedy231278
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11:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

oldgiraffe says...

Why on earth does the Echo allow comments?????
Why on earth does the Echo allow comments????? oldgiraffe
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