Sunday, August 2, 2009

'Farmer has scythe' shock


'Excuse me officer, could you direct me to the 17th century?'


I know this news is a couple of days old, but I've been a bit busy with work and other stuff!

It seems Tony Martin was found with a scythe in his car. He was stopped for not wearing his seatbelt when police 'found' the scythe. The question I am asking myself is where was the scythe? Was it lying in full view on the back seat or was it in the boot of the car?

If you have been pulled over for not wearing your seatbelt, then you should be dealt with only for not wearing your seatbelt. It shouldn't be used as an excuse to search your car for the sake of it.

And anyway, he's a farmer! Who has a scythe! What will the charge be, intent to farm in the wrong century?

Interesting also is the BBC headline. Vigilante Farmer. Hardly a vigilante, I mean he hardly set off with a flaming torch and a gun on the hunt for the burglars. Yes, perhaps killing the burglar was a bit over the top, but branding him a vigilante is a nonsense.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was once stopped for having a tail light out. The state controlled thug aka Polis asked me to open the boot to prove that I was legally carrying a spare wheel.
I always found this reasoning to be suspect but who am I to question Big Brothers Henchmen.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

As far as I know, you don't have to carry a spare, but if you do, it must be within the legal limits. Or am I wrong?

microdave said...

"possessing an offensive weapon" What's OFFENSIVE about a scythe??? Dangerous, maybe...

My nephews Fiat Punto doesn't have a spare wheel at all. Just a can of puncture sealant and a 12v compressor which plugs in the fag lighter socket.

Oh, sorry, I meant "Accessory" socket.....

Joe Public said...

Thanks Rab for publicising the arrest.

The claim is that a sickle, not a scythe was found.

[The Ruskies flag would have had to be pretty large to show a hammer & scythe!]

Anonymous said...

what do you mean killing the burglar was a bit over the top i thought there was two burglars stupid bugger only got one of the pikey scum.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Bollocks. Anon beat me to it.