Around 1-½ hours ago I heard some noises outside. I looked through the window and saw 5-6 teenagers trying to steal my neighbors moped. I instantly got dress and ran downstairs to alert him, we then both left in chase not seeing them jumped into his car and searched the nearby "estate". Eventually we saw the moped coming at us on the road so the driver-accelerated, joyrides bottled it and ditched it running off. I gave chase they split and left their helmets. Recovered the damaged moped and then police arrived up the road. Stopped 3 teenagers acting dodgy. The usual hood problems but I 99% reconigised one of them. Police asked me 10 times and other officers asked me again and again and I kept saying they all look like the ones and logic says 5-6 taking moped 2 riding and police catch 3 walking away from the place moped was stolen 2am. Told police I was 99% sure I reconigised one of them which I told all officers and gave description of the guy which matched but he walked free. Police let 2 free (joke) and one probably going back to prison for small cannabis found on him. 2 helmets off to evidence and car taken to pound. The rider put his hand on bonnet when he dropped the moped. Maybe convictions I doubt it.
Now my whole point to the story, I was the only neighbour to help. You do what comes naturally. But now I wonder have I just screwed myself for helping. The youths that walked free now know my face and where I live, their mate probably going back inside so they will be angry and I possibly will be going to court to give evidence. Is this why people dont help any more when the corrupt youth of today are up to no good?