Sunday 7 August 2016

How To Avoid Arrest

It doesn't get any worse than this story.

An idiot goes in to the Accident & Emergency department of Ninewells hospital in Dundee at 1 O'clock in the morning and starts shouting and swearing at staff.

It gets so bad, the staff have to call police.

Now this isn't just some sedate ward or admin department in the hospital we're talking about where someone gets a bit vocal and out of hand.

This is the A&E department for goodness sake - a place where doctors and nurses are under immense pressure trying to save peoples lives.

They should not have had to put up with a stupid heid-case running around causing a rammie.

Lives were put at risk because of this guys behaviour.

So what do you think Police Scotland did?

Arrest him? After all they arrest members of the public every day for much, much less.


They issued him a fixed penalty fine (which he didn't even pay).

In court, Sheriff Alastair Brown commented that the issue of a fine by police was "...extraordinary given the location of this offence. I have no idea what was going on in the head of the officer who decided to do that. People who behave in this way at A&E can expect a potential prison sentence."

Well said Sheriff Brown.

It does however beg the question why police let the guy off so lightly?

Perhaps the guy golfs at the same club as the cops who arrested him?

Perhaps he's a neighbour or went to school with one of the cops?

Perhaps he was an off-duty cop himself?

Who knows?

But what we do know is that it stinks to high heaven.

Because if untrustworthy Police Scotland passed up on the chance to make an arrest, you can bet there will definitely be some sort of sordid corrupt reason behind it.

The big wigs at Police Scotland are supposedly 'reviewing' the case so watch this space and I'll let you know what happens (if anything).