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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:48 PM

Burglar chase girl, 11, chooses police puppy

Nice story from England. Not a household pet, but a police dog.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-43024663

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Reply Burglar chase girl, 11, chooses police puppy (Original post)
shenmue Feb 2018 OP
irisblue Feb 2018 #1
Evergreen Emerald Feb 2018 #2
TygrBright Feb 2018 #3
Stonepounder Feb 2018 #4
Hoyt Feb 2018 #5
Judi Lynn Feb 2018 #6

Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:13 PM

1. Brave & Feisty Girl

badass in the making.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:56 PM

2. Hmmm..I don't think they should encourage that response to burglary

She chased after him. The police should not be encouraging that behavior, especially from children. She could have easily been killed.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:13 PM

3. Definitely don't encourage (but that won't stop it from happening).

It's just how some people respond.

The single stupidest, riskiest thing I ever did was along these lines.

I was helping my mother bring her groceries home, and she'd stopped the car in the front of the house because it's easier to unload there. As I opened the door, a passerby (I thought) on the sidewalk stopped and said "Is this the way to..." and I looked in the direction he was gesturing and he reached into the car and grabbed my purse from the floor by my feet and took off running.

And I took off after him. There was NO conscious thought to the reaction, just a sudden, overwhelming surge of adrenaline-fueled rage, probably related to the amount of hassle I'd experienced the last couple of times I'd either lost my wallet or had it sneak-theived. It was like a tidal wave, just lifting me out of the car and setting me off running after him, screaming like a maniac.

My mother was terrified he'd turn around and attack me, or draw a gun or something, and she shouted for neighbors to call the police (this was in a pre-mobile phone era). Since my shrieks of "Drop that, you motherfucker! There's no money in there! Drop it, asshole! There's nothing you can use in that! DROP IT, MOTHERFUCKER!!" had already alerted neighbors, a cop call was already in progress.

I stopped screaming just because I needed breath for running, but I chased the bastard three blocks before he jumped into the back of an open van and it sped away.

The cops, when they showed up, chewed me out royally. "Never, EVER do that, lady. Your life is WAY more important than your stuff and you do NOT know what they're gonna do."

They were right, of course, and by that time I knew it. I couldn't believe I'd done something that stupid. I was just shaking like hell from the adrenaline reaction, I could only say, "I know, I know, I'm sorry..."

But I literally could NOT have stopped myself. I don't know what I'd have done if he'd turned and pulled a gun, but I'm fairly sure if he'd stopped and/or I'd have caught up with him without a gun or knife visible, I'd have done something even stupider.

I was awfully lucky. But I always reinforce the message the cops gave me: "Your life is more important than your stuff." It still gives me a shudder of anxiety at my own stupidity to remember it, to this day.

reminiscently,
Bright

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 04:20 PM

4. While I somewhat agree in principle, also bear in mind that most crooks

in England do not carry guns as opposed to here in the good 'ole 'safe' USA.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:54 PM

5. Cool. Here, the burglar would have had a couple of guns and results

would have been tragic.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:11 PM

6. What a great little girl! Her puppy friend is beautiful. Thank you, shenmue. n/t

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