Cops swoop on Lara Croft dummy

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  1. jgullock

    jgullock Active Member

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    All I can say is....BWAHAHAHAHA! :lol: :lol:

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    Cops swoop on Lara Croft dummy
    John Scheerhout
    14/ 5/2007

    ARMED police launched a raid on a `gunman' who turned out to be a Lara Croft mannequin.

    They burst into a house in Dukinfield and pinned father-of-two David Williams to the ground, arrested him and then held him for more than 13 hours.

    Mr Williams, 42, who owns computer games shop Dukinfield Consoles, had taken the 6ft tall display dummy home to sell on.

    Mr Williams called police to complain about nuisance phone calls he had been receiving and a Pc called at his Astley Street address just after midnight - and it is believed he saw an outline of the £1,000 limited-edition mannequin in the window.

    He called for back-up and armed police arrived . . . and charged in.

    "I was in the kitchen and the statue was in the front room," said Mr Williams. "The police apparently knocked on the front door, but I heard nothing as I had the radio on. The back door was open and I was on the telephone.

    "The next thing, there were four police on the patio and they dragged me out and threw me to the floor. I felt a foot in my back and a gun in my shoulder.

    "They were shouting `where's the gun? where's the gun?' I said I didn't have a gun. I was in shock. I didn't know what was happening.

    "I told them they had got it wrong and they had the wrong house. And then at the police station, they came walking in with the mannequin. All the police were laughing their heads off. The officer who arrested me was getting a lot of stick.

    "It was a disgrace, there was no need for it. They kept me for 13-and-a-half hours. They suggested I was trying to entice the police and that the mannequin's arm was moving. How can it - it's a mannequin." Mr Williams, who is considering suing police, added: "It's something you just don't expect.

    "When it first happened, I thought it was a nasty prank. I haven't slept and I'm still shaking.

    "What they did was bang out of order. They should have released me when they realised it was a mistake."

    A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said the force could not comment. But a GMP source said it appeared to be a genuine mistake. "Officers called and got no answer. "If he'd answered the door, none of it would have happened."
     
  2. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    Entrapment! :shock:
     

  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it suable? It's in England.
     
  5. AV8R

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    Now if it were the real Laura Croft, I would consider swooping...

    uh, nevermind.

    Giggity
     
  6. Sharky

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    good movies....
     
  7. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Ah. My mistake. He is lucky they didn't put him in jail for life for having something that looked like a gun.
     
  8. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    Do they have the right to sue the government in England? I thought that country was pretty much locked down tighter than a crab's ass.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol:
     
  10. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    They give praise to their Queen that she allowed her subjects to breath her air for another day.

    God save the Queen!
     
  11. legacy38

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    She scares me. Something about wearing a vile of Billy Bob Thornton's blood was a big warning sign... :shock: :D :twisted:

    Another officer and I used to have a contest every Halloween to find the person wearing the best costume. I had a two year winning streak when he thought he had me with a pregnant woman dressed up like a nun. I responded with a hot chick wearing a two-piece bikini, a brace of six-guns, chaps, and high heels. I think she was trying to be Laura Croft.

    My streak extended to three years.
     
  12. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    lol


    Yeah, you definitely won that contest. But a pregnant nun is a close second.
     
  13. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Idea for my fiance for next holloween!
     
  14. Doc Holliday

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    Did you Terry frisk her?
     
  15. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    I was sweating it for a while as I thought for sure he had me.



    Nope. I had a pregnant wife at home, and I was scared of where viles of my own blood might end up. :)