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Police state! [Dec. 10th, 2009|07:03 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Oh man, I've just been hassled by the filth! I was walking into London Bridge station, and a PCSO aught my eye, haughtily beckoned me over to him and said "I know you!" While I was trying to remember someone at school who looked like him he told me I was on their list of people their looking for and asked me my name. I said "Tim" and he told me to tell him the truth or I'd be arrested. Wtf? I showed him my driving license and he (obviously) let me go.

I've obviously no problem with confirming my identity if I resemble a wanted man, but there was no need for him to be so fvcking rude and agressive. I texted my brother-in-law who's a sergeant in the real police, and he didn't seem at all surprised that a PCSO would be so useless.
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From: spiritof1976
2009-12-10 07:38 pm (UTC)
You should have quoted Mitchell and Webb by asking him if he was acting "in your official capacity as Some Guy."
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[User Picture]From: demiabeille
2009-12-10 07:47 pm (UTC)
You crim!
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[User Picture]From: myfirstkitchen
2009-12-10 07:59 pm (UTC)
Being useless and having zero powers to do, well, anything is what PCSOs are known for...
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2009-12-10 09:22 pm (UTC)
Were you carrying a murderers bag?
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2009-12-10 09:39 pm (UTC)
True, but I was more concerned that Tim might have been carrying his personal murdering bag, the bag in the style that all serial killers prefer, with the tape and stuff.
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[User Picture]From: chiller
2009-12-10 11:18 pm (UTC)
I love the implication that "Tim" is a blatently obvious made-up name.
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[User Picture]From: tonight_we_fly
2009-12-10 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'll be keeping an eye out for you on Crimewatch...
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[User Picture]From: nikh
2009-12-11 12:03 am (UTC)
You've done it now. He'll be all wound up and next thing you know he'll be driving a van full of explosives into the station. At least that's what The Bill told me, and I see no reason to doubt their word.
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[User Picture]From: amuchmoreexotic
2009-12-11 07:13 am (UTC)
PCSOs can't even arrest you! I would have just ignored him.
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2009-12-11 11:34 am (UTC)
Warning. There's a Tim lookalike on the loose. If you see this man, do not approach him as he may be dangerous.

Edited at 2009-12-11 11:34 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shereenb
2009-12-13 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'd have said more rude than useless, but well done you for not rising to the bait.
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