A hero emerges in Kaleen thanks to police video, but his dog wasn’t much use

By 28 August, 2012 74

Following on from this morning’s report of a brutal robbery at the Kaleen Caltex ACT Policing has trialled a new system to let us have the video from the event.

And isn’t it just a cracker? The dog walker taking charge like a boss is priceless and the pratfalls of the thuggish thief will live long in the memory.

Now having enjoyed that let us remember this bit from the earlier release:

Anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Caltex service station in Kaleen on Friday night and witnessed the aggravated robbery, or knows someone matching the above description is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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UPDATE 29/08/12 08:52: Thanks to the CanMeme folks for this gem:

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74 Responses to A hero emerges in Kaleen thanks to police video, but his dog wasn’t much use
#1
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:56 pm, 28 Aug 12

Haha incredible when the moron eats the pavement. Good on the dog walker. Would have been even nicer if his dog ate the dudes face.

Locked doors dont do much when they have acomplises holding it open.

#2
G-Fresh4:00 pm, 28 Aug 12

bahaha tripping over at the end what a coward

#3
johnboy4:01 pm, 28 Aug 12

In a way it helps that he bludgeons the poor counter jockey, just to remove any shred of sympathy you might have for the turd.

#4
colourful sydney rac4:05 pm, 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

In a way it helps that he bludgeons the poor counter jockey, just to remove any shred of sympathy you might have for the turd.

‘a’ grade scumbag

#5
p14:06 pm, 28 Aug 12

I assume the first dude was a part of it, holding open the door and all? He didn’t seem that interested in getting involved once dog man started up.

#6
cmdwedge4:07 pm, 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

In a way it helps that he bludgeons the poor counter jockey, just to remove any shred of sympathy you might have for the turd.

What a disgusting thing to say, JB. Society is clearly to blame for this poor unfortunate fellow. I hear that Meredith Hunter has a huge hug for the culprit when he is found. Did I say culprit? I meant ‘victim of society’.

#7
johnboy4:08 pm, 28 Aug 12

I liked the way door dude needed to clear a stone from both his shoes having cocked up the timing. But he really lost interest in proceedings when it went sour didn’t he?

#8
colourful sydney rac4:11 pm, 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I liked the way door dude needed to clear a stone from both his shoes having cocked up the timing. But he really lost interest in proceedings when it went sour didn’t he?

I am sure his ‘mate’ appreciated his support. though I am glad for the sake of Dogwalker, the accompice stayed out of it.

#9
cmdwedge4:11 pm, 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I liked the way door dude needed to clear a stone from both his shoes having cocked up the timing. But he really lost interest in proceedings when it went sour didn’t he?

JB, is there any chance you could dub the video with the Benny Hill theme music, and speed it up? I’m fairly certain that it would be awesome.

#10
Tetranitrate4:14 pm, 28 Aug 12

p1 said :

I assume the first dude was a part of it, holding open the door and all? He didn’t seem that interested in getting involved once dog man started up.

I can imagine it now: (dog walker, door dude)
DW: “what the F**K is going on here?”
DD: “umm… dunno, just hanging out”
DW: “oh motherf…”
DD: “umm…. oh look the place is being robbed, didn’t notice that”

#11
Rawhide Kid Part34:21 pm, 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I liked the way door dude needed to clear a stone from both his shoes having cocked up the timing. But he really lost interest in proceedings when it went sour didn’t he?

I think the shoes episode was an all clear single. They must watch a lot of movies involving robberies.

#12
Jungle Jim4:24 pm, 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I liked the way door dude needed to clear a stone from both his shoes having cocked up the timing. But he really lost interest in proceedings when it went sour didn’t he?

It looked to me like he actually pointed at his partner in crime as if he was saying to the dog walker “dude, that guy’s robbing the store!!” to which the walker seemed to respond “well, why aren’t you stopping it!?”

I have to wonder why this servo doesn’t have a locked in counter with those steel cables separating worker from customer / thief. Especially if it’s already been hit a couple of times before.

Sorry for the poor worker, but it was pleasing to see at least one of the cowards cop a quick couple of smacks before face-planting the concrete. I for one hope they keep releasing these vids, especially if it helps nab a few more dirt-bags.

#13
fnaah4:26 pm, 28 Aug 12

Dog Walking Man clearly has balls of steel. What a legend.

… meanwhile, why hasn’t someone overdubbed Yackety Sax onto the last part of the video yet?

#14
Beau Locks4:26 pm, 28 Aug 12

The dog walker’s a legend. Have the two fools been identified? The first bloke is clearly visible, and the actual robber doesn’t appear to be wearing any gloves. I hope the poor bloke that works there is okay.

#15
arescarti424:29 pm, 28 Aug 12

What an incredible act of bravery on behalf of the dog walker. Imagine walking alone in to a servo being violently held up by 2 guys with nothing but a dog leash to defend yourself.

He was so fortunate that the door guy was completely gutless and did nothing to aid his accomplice. Imagine what the outcome might have been if door guy had been armed with a knife and had actually tried to do something.

#16
Henry824:31 pm, 28 Aug 12

I hope the dog owner and attendant are okay. It shouldn’t be hard for someone to recognise and report the two scumbags.

#17
Mysteryman4:32 pm, 28 Aug 12

A huge high-five to the dog walker. It’s a shame he didn’t get the chance to really beat the crap out of the a***hole and his cowardly accomplice.

#18
Muttsybignuts4:34 pm, 28 Aug 12

More importantly, did dog walking guy find his dog? It appeared to run away.

#19
poetix4:39 pm, 28 Aug 12

Hope he got his dog back! It probably put its time to good use, snuffling around bins.

The other two men are like an essay on different kinds of cowardice.

#20
Kim F4:51 pm, 28 Aug 12

Had to laugh at dog scarpering off at first opportunity

#21
c_c5:10 pm, 28 Aug 12

This servo really needs a security upgrade. It’s remarkable they haven’t already.

Low counter, open at the side, no barrier across the top of the counter. It’s an OH&S issue and the owners should be ashamed.

#22
c_c5:18 pm, 28 Aug 12

Nice work by the dog walker, even made the national news!

#23
bd845:30 pm, 28 Aug 12

I doubt it will take the police that long to catch these morons. The first idiot doesn’t exactly hide his face and without gloves would have left the police with a great set of prints on the bin he touched and also possibly on the door. The main moron also with no gloves would have left prints on the counter when jumping over and on the register as he fumbles about.

Kudos to the dog walker for intervening and for making the moron run like his mummy was coming for him.

#24
MisterTee5:39 pm, 28 Aug 12

Copper friend of mine said the dog disappeared for few hours but thankfully returned unscathed.

#25
gentoopenguin5:44 pm, 28 Aug 12

Poor dogwalker that his dog was a gutless wonder – Kujo could have come in handy!

#26
schmeah5:51 pm, 28 Aug 12

Why don’t servos do security upgrades? I guess they cost money, and if they only have a couple of robberies a year their insurance will still kick in, only the poor dudes working the late shift have to take a jack to the face. Hope he is ok .. and the dog man of course.

#27
Spiral6:03 pm, 28 Aug 12

Looks like the scumbag left his tyre iron in there too.

#28
dpm6:06 pm, 28 Aug 12

Hope they catch the twats with this footage.
Really, if they are going to use the locked door as the only form of security, they should at least make people (i.e. the first person in this case!) look at a camera before opening, or some similar method of basic identification. It may not be 100% effective in practice, but would scare off most of these clowns from trying it on. I think that would be a fair rule, but it might upset civil libertarians ….!

#29
YouTookMyUsername6:12 pm, 28 Aug 12

schmeah said :

Why don’t servos do security upgrades? I guess they cost money, and if they only have a couple of robberies a year their insurance will still kick in, only the poor dudes working the late shift have to take a jack to the face. Hope he is ok .. and the dog man of course.

Narrator: A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don’t do one.
Business woman on plane: Are there a lot of these kinds of accidents?
Narrator: You wouldn’t believe.
Business woman on plane: Which car company do you work for?
Narrator: A major one.

#30
Skidbladnir6:53 pm, 28 Aug 12

YouTookMyUsername said :

Fight Club quote.

I know you think you’re being witty, but you’ve just described the actual civil standard of care used in civil liability cases everywhere, at least since the late 1940s.
(Anything less than that value is the legal definition of “negligence”. The Narrator in Fight Club wasn’t doing a particularly unethical job, just applying the industry standards of a really boring job.)

USA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._v._Carroll_Towing is the Circuit Court case that established it as precedent.
One of the more recent re-inclusions in Australia was the NSW Civil Liabilities Act 2002.

5B(2) In determining whether a reasonable person would have taken precautions against a risk of harm, the court is to consider the following (amongst other relevant things):
(a) the probability that the harm would occur if care were not taken,
(b) the likely seriousness of the harm,
(c) the burden of taking precautions to avoid the risk of harm,
(d) the social utility of the activity that creates the risk of harm.

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