Monday, June 15, 2009

James Bond He Ain't

This Time, He's The Target

An armed police hunt was launched in the UK after a Kent man was spotted with a fake gun on his way to a fancy dress party. He was awoken by armed officers at 3am after they tracked his car through a roadside number plate recognition system and traced him back to his own address.

FOOTNOTE: Trigger factor.

8 comments:

Mara said...

Did they know it was a fake gun or did they assume it was a proper one?

Maggie May said...

Back to the over zealous British again! Well there is plenty of fodder out there.

Willow said...

I suppose I'd rather be safe than sorry. What scares me is that it took until 3am to get to him.

Pouty Lips said...

I learn something new every day. Do you mean to tell me that 'awoken' is a real word? All this time I thought it was 'woked-up.' You're so smart.

Sarah said...

Yikes!!!!

Brian Miller said...

ok, i'm intrigued...was he going to a costume party? to see the look on his face when he answered the door...

Merisi said...

"roadside number plate recognition system !!!

Oh boy, we are way past "1984", aren't we? Scary.

On the other hand, how in the world can anybody nowadays still try to make a joke with a fake weapon?

Shrinky said...

If I had that happen it would probably p...s me off a bit, but in a weird way I'd feel it kind of reassured me at least we take our public safety seriously. Shrug.