POLICEMAN’S lot is not always a happy one….but it is when they nick a wanted car thief who tries to avoid arrest.
And their lot is even more happier when they carry out a search and find that ‘Brucie Bonus’ – 60 banned Class A Ecstasy tablets.
This is how PSNI Foyle have reported the arrest of the suspect who they have called ‘Alan’:
“Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Team got another open goal last night
“We were driving down Buncrana Road when we saw ‘Alan’ walking up Buncrana Road.
‘”Alan’ clearly panicked and defaulted to ‘criminal mode’.
“This is where they attempt to become invisible by hiding their face with their hoods and by taking evasive action to ensure that we don’t notice them Needless to say ‘Alan’ stood out like a sore thumb
“When he then decided to take the ‘Scenic Route’ through the thick mud of the waste ground off Upper Galliagh Road I knew I was on to a winner
“You see ‘Alan’ forgot one thing. We are Neighbourhood Officers; we already knew exactly who ‘Alan’ was and we know the area like the back of our hand.
“Therefore when ‘Alan’ managed to excavate himself from the waste ground onto the back car park at Whitehouse Retail Park I was there ready to meet him
“He was searched and found to have 60 Class B tablets on him and was wanted for arrest for car theft and other car crime.
“One more booking for Hotel Strand Road!”
Next stop will be the cells at Bishops Street Courthouse for a first remand hearing under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
Then the big white van will be waiting to take him off to the ‘pokey’ at Maghaberry prison for a stint.