November 26th, 2010

I want to report some lost property

Posted in The Job - General by 200

On night I was driving my patrol car around an estate in the town. I’d just done a stop check on a vehicle, checked out the driver & car & then let it go on its way.

I got a call over the radio, “Are you currently driving up London Road?”

“Yes, over.”

“Well can you slow down very carefully because your clipboard, hat & torch are on the roof.”

I did slow down very carefully & sure enough my gear was still on the roof of the car.

I expect a certain man in Essex is wishing that he’d only left a bit of paperwork & uniform on the roof of his car. The BBC is reporting that he managed to leave £80,000 on his car roof when he drove off. Needless to say by the time he realised & went back to check there was no sign of the money.

The story does not advise why he happened to have eighty grand to put on his car roof.

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2 comments

  1. pc hawkeye says:

    Story goes he doesn’t trust banks and kept his life savings in the house guarded by his big dog. When the dog snuffed it, he took to carrying the money around with him. It was on one of these excursions he accidentally left it all on the car roof. as it wasn’t a crime it’s been reported as lost property at the local nick.

    November 27th, 2010 at 22:08

  2. Barry says:

    I read about this earlier and thought how can the police be looking at it as theft as reported by the BBC. Surely if any “crime” has been commited it is one of gross stupidity on the part of the guy who left it on the roof of his car. You would like to think if someone found it they would hand it in to a police station. Then again this isn’t an ideal world and there are a lot of dishonest people around. Though you have to wonder what they are going to do with it, as I don’t imagine you could put that amount of cash in the bank in one go without setting some alarm bells off. I picture the scene in the bank if they try to deposit it all in one go.

    Cashier “That’s a lot of money you have there sir.”
    Customer “Oh er, I won it on the lottery.”
    Cashier “Oh they pay out that much in cash do they? I think I’d better call the manager.”

    November 29th, 2010 at 07:33

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