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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
just threw a firework at my dads car and my house, should i call the police?
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Not really any point unless you know who they are, saw them, can describe them etc...

I'd suggest you go out there and break their fingers...I bet they won't do it again! :thumbsup:

Seriously, you could give them a call see what they say! :)
#2
sadly prob.not worth it - they will be ong gone by the time the police come round :-(
#3
just worried about the letterbox etc. smoke alarm downstairs doesnt work, only upstairs.
#4
Kids around here are just as bad, heard the little """"" scream and chuck fireworks about, and saw some in paper torture a puppy other day by shoving a firework in it, I think the poor puppys stomach exploded. I have heard stories like that a lot.
1 Like #5
Are your parents not at home? If they are out - could they not pick up a 9v battery on the way home - not much point in having a smoke alarm with no battery. Failing that, change the batteries over with the one upstairs. It's unlikely that anyone would risk burning themselves by putting a lit firework through a letterbox. You could put a bucket of water inside the house under the letterbox?
#6
Reading these forums from day to day you guys up north seem to be getting a lot of hassle on a daily basis, i suppose i should thank my lucky stars that i don't experience any of that down here in the south west.
1 Like #7
Little ******* threw a firework at me as i was riding my motorbike home from work. Just as i pulled up at the lights.

**** themselves when i chased them up the street tho' !
#8
yeh people are so stupid,I be pretty mad too.this happened other day,read it other day on yahoo news,heres a bbc link about it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7073024.stm
#9
golfchip
Reading these forums from day to day you guys up north seem to be getting a lot of hassle on a daily basis, i suppose i should thank my lucky stars that i don't experience any of that down here in the south west.

Im central, not northerly.
#10
jelli89
Are your parents not at home? If they are out - could they not pick up a 9v battery on the way home - not much point in having a smoke alarm with no battery. Failing that, change the batteries over with the one upstairs. It's unlikely that anyone would risk burning themselves by putting a lit firework through a letterbox. You could put a bucket of water inside the house under the letterbox?

its broken, batterys not dead broken, it broke a week last tuesday.
#11
Mmm - have to settle for the bucket of water for tonight - and i think a working replacement smoke alarm needs to be bought tomorrow - you can't replace a life once it's been lost:thinking: :-(
#12
t0mm
Im central, not northerly.


It's north of here :thumbsup: :whistling: :giggle:
#13
geographically though.. :giggle:
#14
sit behind the door with something long and heavy ready to beat the ***** out of the little turds , in all honesty cant see the cops doing a single thing , may have a drive past but thats all , in reality best thing you can do is go stand in the front garden and watch the world go by , most kids wont do anything then

north of me also by about 30 miles
#15
Do you reckon me sitting upstairs with an automatic airpistol would me legal if im defending my property/life? :giggle:
#16
You had a problem outside the cinema a while back aswell didn't you?

I wouldn't be able to live in that "looking over my shoulder all the time environment!"

Nottingham seems to get mentioned quite alot on here.....is it really that bad up there?
#17
Nope, over exxagurated.

yeah, a while back. i never usually have any problems.
#18
if you get caught the cops in there wizdom will send you to prision for a mimimum of 5 yrs , overkill ? just a little

really not a good idea , fustrating isnt it , they need to do something before your allowed to defend yourself , i say attack first , worry second , dont do it with an airpistol though for gods sake
#19
i remember one nite i went to a niteclub and when it was kicking out time everyone was standing outside chatting and mucking about all of a sudden 2 black bmw's pulled up and they started letting fireworks off into the crowds very scary stuff the police turned up and were just sitting in their meat wagon the stupid gits, i yelled at one 'aint you gonna do anything' and he told me 'if you dont go away i'll arrest you'! some people did get hit in the arm or leg thankfully no one got really hurt

and the old bill wonder why people take metters into their own hands
#20
JasperTheTank
Little ******* threw a firework at me as i was riding my motorbike home from work. Just as i pulled up at the lights.

**** themselves when i chased them up the street tho' !

Good job jasper :thumbsup:
[admin]#21
golfchip
Reading these forums from day to day you guys up north seem to be getting a lot of hassle on a daily basis, i suppose i should thank my lucky stars that i don't experience any of that down here in the south west.



We don't get a lot of trouble here and we're right at the top of the country, I don't think it's to do with north/south, every big town/city in the country will have trouble at some point :thumbsup:

Sorry to hear about what happened Tomm, it's a shame there aren't more police on the beat to keep their eye on this kind of thing, mind you they're not allowed to do much anyway :roll:
As Jelli said, get that fire alarm replaced :)
#22
t0mm
Im central, not northerly.


Nottingham is as far north as Derby, that officially makes you a ferret bothering, pigeon fancying, Bitter drinker. In other words a Northerner.

As for calling the police, you have absolutely no chance of them coming out to investigate anything. Your only hope is to say they drove their getaway car at 34Mph in a 30MPH zone, then they might clock them for a speeding ticket and a fine.
#23
t0mm
just worried about the letterbox etc. smoke alarm downstairs doesnt work, only upstairs.

For gods sake they cost all of about £4 from wilkos and have been proven life savers, give your parents a kick up the backside or even buy one for them for the cost we dont bother replacing batteries in ours just fit a new alarm evey 8-12 months.
#24
t0mm
Do you reckon me sitting upstairs with an automatic airpistol would me legal if im defending my property/life? :giggle:


automatic airpistol? how does that work?
#25
t0mm
i never usually have any problems.

Good - does that mean you have installed a new WORKING smoke alarm??
#26
how old are they? and do u have any fireworks left?
banned#27
t0mm
just threw a firework at my dads car and my house, should i call the police?

id leave it before they know you phoned and fire bomb you or something
the kids these days know who grasses them up as when police arrest them they GET A COPY OF YOUR STATEMENT its not worth the hassle unless you just asked police to patrol area near where it happened but not make a statement
#28
Personally, I would report it to the police. Yep, sure it might be too late to catch them but police need to know what is happening so they can see if patterns are emerging. The "not worth it" attitude helps nobody, that is what allows the tykes to get away with it

For free installation of smoke allarms with 10 yr batteries, go to this site. Local brigade will call out and fit them for you and do a full fire prevention survey. Have used this for many elderley relatives.

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#800080]http://www.firekills.gov.uk/[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#29
Im sorry to say that police wont do anyhting because they will send you a crime report and ask you to fill in a form and give you a crime reference No, the only way they will come outquickly will be to get a female to ring them and they should arrive pretty quickly....

it happened to me, I called them and nothing, got my sister to call and within an hour two police officers knocking on my front door...
#30
jelli89
sadly prob.not worth it - they will be ong gone by the time the police come round :-(


But the police WON'T attend - that's the really distressing thing :x
#31
If police are not given the info, nothing can ever be done. Please lets not turn this into slagging off useless police thread, start a new thread if you want to moan about the police.

Hope your Dad is OK and you get the smoke alarms sorted for peace of mind
#32
iglimpse
If police are not given the info, nothing can ever be done. Please lets not turn this into slagging off useless police thread, start a new thread if you want to moan about the police


Nothing to do with moaning about the Police.........the OP asked whether he should call them, he's been advised by more than one person to save his breath.

Make of that what you will...........
#33
Chuckles1066
But the police WON'T attend - that's the really distressing thing :x


Might not have been appropriate to attend. You don't always need the police to attend for every problem, it's impossible. They still need to know what is going on in the area, otherwise nothing will ever change
#34
iglimpse
Might not have been appropriate to attend. You don't always need the police to attend for every problem, it's impossible. They still need to know what is going on in the area, otherwise nothing will ever change


That's just to justify their existence. The best one I ever had was the village copper, he was based in the town police station but had responsibilty to cover anything in our village plus some of the other villages.

I had my car broken in to twice, it goes with the territory, nice new company car which is changed regularly, so I kind of accept that it is par for the course and I'm on first name terms with Autoglass guy. Anyway, this one year I get broken in to on a Friday night in February, my fault, I left some samples on the backseat. About four weeks later I get broken in to again, but this time it is in the pub car park. Now I never report it, but this time the landlady reports it because it is on her property and is a condition of her insurance.

Next thing I know is the village copper calls me up on the mobile and says he'll come around with the crime number, to which I say no thanks, he is persistent, so in an effort to put him off, I try to say in my most nontulant voice, look I gor broken in to last month and I never reported it, I get broken in to all the time and never report it. I thought the, look mate I'm not bothered attitude would get rid of him. He actually attempted to try and bollock me for not reporting it and basically he was saying that crimes needed to be reported to justify having a village copper, i.e. justify him having a job and if people like me didn't report these crimes there might not be a village copper. Needless to say I put him back in his box and told him that, the day they start solving some crimes and actually starting taking an interest and maybe visiting the crime scene then maybe I'd see a valid reason to report crimes.
#35
iglimpse
Might not have been appropriate to attend. You don't always need the police to attend for every problem, it's impossible. They still need to know what is going on in the area, otherwise nothing will ever change


My local force (Avon & Somerset) have a publicly stated policy of not attending the scene of attempted break-ins (vehicle or property).

Now, you might well ask yourself how they are going to apprehend the miscreants involved if they don't attend the crime scene, take fingerprints etc etc......you know, the sort of things you'd expect the police to do.

I certainly asked myself that very question and, indeed, I also wrote to the Chief Inspector asking him the same question.

That was two years ago, I'll let you know when he extends me the common courtesy of replying......perhaps it's a tricky one......
#36
Road_Hog
, the day they start solving some crimes and actually starting taking an interest and maybe visiting the crime scene then maybe I'd see a valid reason to report crimes.


Waht can they solve if you don't tell them anything?
#37
another Exemplification of how this country is going down hill.

Really hate living here now ...
#38
imnicebuttdim
Im sorry to say that police wont do anyhting because they will send you a crime report and ask you to fill in a form and give you a crime reference No, the only way they will come outquickly will be to get a female to ring them and they should arrive pretty quickly....

it happened to me, I called them and nothing, got my sister to call and within an hour two police officers knocking on my front door...


I have a way to get police round even quicker, get a female to say she is being beat up by her husband. Police come round in 30 secs flat!
#39
golfchip
Reading these forums from day to day you guys up north seem to be getting a lot of hassle on a daily basis, i suppose i should thank my lucky stars that i don't experience any of that down here in the south west.


I think that's being a little naive. I've lived both in the North and in the South and as someone said before, any major city or town you will get trouble no matter where you live. You might live in a town or village with little crime, which is fine, but believe me if you go in to some parts of London, Birmingham etc you'll find nothing different from some parts of Newcastle and Nottingham. All we know is what the media tell us :thumbsup:
#40
iglimpse
Waht can they solve if you don't tell them anything?


It's quite simple, when I first got my car broken in to, I reported it, they gave me a crime number. They didn't bother to come and look at the car, ask any questions or even think about taking finger prints. The same happened the second and the third time (I had my car broken in to 4 times in 12 months), after that I just gave up reporting it, as I don't need a crime number.

Why bother? Nothing comes of it, at least I can save my time and money by not phoning them. You obviously haven't called the police in the last Ten years, nothing happens.

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