Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Lowlife Encountered.

I was attacked by some cretin in a supermarket today, I went in and saw this oaf shouting at another shopper, a middle aged woman whom he did not appear to be familiar with and after their altercation finished he started on me asking "what are you staring at?".

"A Twat!" I replied. We then argued for a minute or so. He then went away for a minute to do something or other before returning and continuing where he left off as he left he kicked me. Now not really appreciating being kicked I then chased him and kicked him back before getting entangled in a scuffle before the security guards arrived. It was probably a mistake to chase him I admit but I'm not going to just take that kind of thing passively. Anyway after this incident I went to the police station to lodge a complaint, where I was informed that if I reported it then because I chased the individual there was a possibility that I would also be charged. Therefore I declined to officially report and so the police recorded crime figures for my area now have one fewer assault then they otherwise would have.

I could make some broader point about why this shows that there should be a more clearly defined right to self defence or why it shows that crime figures should not be trusted, or why I should carry something sharp about my person but really I'm just pissed off and wanted to vent.

5 comments:

JuliaM said...

"Anyway after this incident I went to the police station to lodge a complaint, where I was informed that if I reported it then because I chased the individual there was a possibility that I would also be charged."

Let's see - you are a law abiding citizen who will probably turn up if summonsed or accept a caution. Result - tick in the box for the police without having to do any work.

The assailant is no doubt well known, on the dole, likely to disappear or just not turn up. Result - fruitless 'enquiries' and the prospect of no tick in the box and failing stats.

Can you see why they said that, now...?

Ross said...

That pretty much sums the situation up.

Blognor Regis said...

Diabolical.

GRBTide said...

I only hope you kicked the bastard harder than you were kicked.

Ross said...

I'm not sure whether I did, but the look of indignation on his face at being kicked back told me that he didn't like it at all.