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November 4th, 2008

Another Scale Balancer

Posted in The Job - General by 200

I spend a lot of time on this blog highlighting the vast hordes of pond-life & scum who blight our live son this sceptered isle. I guess being a police officer does tend to give you a jaundiced view of humanity.

It’s therefore refreshing to bring another story to redress the balance.

William Grove is an 84-year-old pensioner from Richmond in Surrey.

Last week he was out in the town when he happened upon two of the afore-mentioned scum who were breaking through a jeweller’s window in the middle of a busy street. They had attacked the window with sledge hammers but only succeeded in smashing a small hole in the middle of the reinforced glass.

While one of the crooks had his arm through the window trying to pinch stuff that every one else is expected to pay for, Mr Grove went up to him, grabbed him & pulled off his balaclava. The crooks managed to bravely run off with a massive haul of one stolen watch.

Fifty people are reported to have witnessed the incident, the only one prepared to do anything being an 84-year-old ex RAF pensioner.

Mr Grove lost his wife in 2006 to Alzheimer’s & on being presented with a gift hamper by a national daily he refused to accept the gift asking that it instead be donated to an Alzheimer’s charity.

They really don’t make them like that any more.