Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Famous Five

May The Force (Eventually) Be With Them

British Transport Police reportedly spent £200,000 investigating officers for "stealing" five bottles of a soft drink, Vimto, which they found in a cardboard box beside a railway line. Police rules say they should have booked it in as lost or stolen property but they decided to share it with colleagues instead.

FOOTNOTE: The bottle of Britain.

8 comments:

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Shades of Jean Valjean?
So what on earth took you to Dagenham? Can't imagine anyone actually choosing to visit!

Sandi McBride said...

Perhaps they had worked up a thirst? After all "We Cops" can no longer take the proffered cup of tea coffee or shandy for fear of being told we're accepted a bribe...what's a fella (or gal) to do?
Sandi

Janet said...

Well, I'm glad to see that idiocy is not limited to America. Or maybe I'm not.

Merisi said...

May I leave my name and phone number,
in case there's another case like this pending and somebody needs to investigate? I'd do it for half the money! ;-)

Working mum said...

Why do most of these crazy stories you blog about come from the UK? Mind you, I couln't resist a bottle of Vimto either!

Lavinia said...

Two hundred thousand pounds? What a waste of taxpayer's money. That investigation should have 'fizzled out' before it even began.

Maggie May said...

Now why doesn't this surprise me?
What a mad country we live in!

Papoosue said...

Oooh, I haven't had a drink of Vimto for ages. Getting a bit thirsty at the thought...