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    BBC News - Woman dials 999 to report snowman theft in Kent

    A woman who dialled 999 to report the theft of a snowman from outside her home has been branded "completely irresponsible" by Kent Police.

    The force said the woman, from Chatham, thought the incident required their involvement because she used pound coins for eyes and teaspoons for arms.

    During the call the woman said: "It ain't a nice road but you don't expect someone to nick your snowman."
    Kent Police said officers had given her advice on real 999 emergencies.


    Jeez, this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Jeez, this country.

    Exactly. Theft is theft, however petty it's still a crime. If the police gave a tulip perhaps people would think twice about flaunting the law whenever they feel like it.
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    Old news. The snowman was built last winter. Kent police responded in July, and said there was no evidence a crime had been committed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    BBC News - Woman dials 999 to report snowman theft in Kent

    A woman who dialled 999 to report the theft of a snowman from outside her home has been branded "completely irresponsible" by Kent Police.

    The force said the woman, from Chatham, thought the incident required their involvement because she used pound coins for eyes and teaspoons for arms.


    Brilliant!!

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    Wouldn't pennies do for the eyes? Or even buttons? Did she also lose a carrot and some walnuts?

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    If you have ever been to Chatham and seen the in-bred spongers living there, you would not feel so surprised.

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    I tested the Dutch emergency services call centre; about 75% of the calls were fake callers;

    - calling to hurl abuse at the telephonists
    - children pissing around
    - people asking where they can order a pizza
    - heavy breather types wanting a female voice on the line
    - trouser pocket calls, where the number was accidentally dialled on the mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Wouldn't pennies do for the eyes? Or even buttons? Did she also lose a carrot and some walnuts?
    Might have been a couple of slices of Spam?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Wouldn't pennies do for the eyes? Or even buttons?
    Heck yes. Recently-resigned-for-saying-you've-never-had-it-so-good Lord Young would be turning in his grave if he knew people were spending £2 on snowman eyes in the middle of this "so-called recession", and if he was dead.

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    I left a £50 note on the path outside my house and some **** nicked it after a few hours.



    Police didn't seem interested in the crime.
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