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Menaced by brats in North Lyneham

By Kaz 15 October 2010 38

Hey there … in the past couple of weeks I’ve been hassled/menaced/threatened three times while trying to ride my bike along the bike path next to Ellenborough Street, North Lyneham.

Two young boys (aged 10 or so) stand on the bike path, barricading it so cyclists can’t get through, screaming and brandishing large sticks. I suspect they live in Edwell Place, as they are right near there.

Has anyone else been freaked out by these little s***s, and, short of pulling a gun on them – which would be bloody tempting if I had one – have you worked out a safe way deter them, or get past?


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Kaz 3:52 pm 21 Oct 10

G’day … thanks everyone! I especially liked the suggestion of a water pistol filled with asparagus-scented pee. Yum. Cheers … Kaz

Captain RAAF 1:14 pm 16 Oct 10

pepmeup said :

mixing community housing into every suburb will inevitably create these situations.

It fascinates me how organisations will change their names to try and wash away the past, like it won’t stick at all.

By ‘Community Housing’ I assume you mean Housing Commission? You are right though, mixing the filth in with the ordinary law-abiding pillars of society in many cases doesn’t work but as so many decent people nowadays are just prepared to turn the other cheek, like the OP being too gutless to confront a couple of ten year olds. Give em’ a smack around the ear, don’t bother with the parents, just sort them out right there and then….and as a few have mentioned, make sure you use a different path or drive to work for a couple of weeks and make sure there are no witnesses.

pepmeup 9:42 am 16 Oct 10

mixing community housing into every suburb will inevitably create these situations. I would not go chase them to their house as the adults are probably a lot worse. It a shame but its probably easier just to ride around them.

Also the police have a fairly high presence in North Lyneham so they will probably catch up with them sooner or later

georgesgenitals 11:14 pm 15 Oct 10

p1 said :

Pork Hunt said :

georgesgenitals said :

Roadrage77 said :

Water pistol filled with something other than water. Ideally eat a bunch of asparagus the night before.

Fill it with silver nitrate solution.

What does it do?

Stains things a dark colour for a long time.

A VERY dark colour. For a VERY long time.

BerraBoy68 9:44 pm 15 Oct 10

Thumper said :

This has to be one of the funniest posts ever.

Menaced by ten year olds on a bike path?

LOL! My thoughts too, Thumper. Christ on a bike!!! Tthese kids are what… Ten?! Man up, get off your bike and challenge the little shites, call the cops on your mobile, maybe. Failing that, get a can of spray paint and spray their shoes, clothes and hair. Then tell them to explain to their parents exactly how that happened. I pretty much guarantee they won’t be able to identify you. BTW: It’d be best to ride home a different way for a few weeks 🙂

farnarkler 9:34 pm 15 Oct 10

Those two should remember what happened to the kid the other week who was throwing eggs at cars.

p1 7:29 pm 15 Oct 10

Pork Hunt said :

georgesgenitals said :

Roadrage77 said :

Water pistol filled with something other than water. Ideally eat a bunch of asparagus the night before.

Fill it with silver nitrate solution.

What does it do?

Stains things a dark colour for a long time.

Pork Hunt 7:19 pm 15 Oct 10

I can do cryptic crosswords but I can’t work that one out. What are you guessing?

The Frots 6:21 pm 15 Oct 10

I’m guessing that by Saturday or Sunday the problem will be gone………….just a guess!

Pork Hunt 5:55 pm 15 Oct 10

georgesgenitals said :

Roadrage77 said :

Water pistol filled with something other than water. Ideally eat a bunch of asparagus the night before.

Fill it with silver nitrate solution.

What does it do?

niftydog 3:44 pm 15 Oct 10

What time of day? I figure they probably choose their victims carefully; if while riding your bike you resemble a scene from Mary Poppins then I figure you’re ‘it’. I go through there a bit and I’ve never seen them, perhaps because an 85kg solid chunk of blubber going flat out on a burly MTB is not their first choice.

p1 2:34 pm 15 Oct 10

Kaz said :

…screaming and brandishing large sticks.

Probably just trying to scare off a magpie.

Thumper 2:26 pm 15 Oct 10

This has to be one of the funniest posts ever.

Menaced by ten year olds on a bike path?

Homeless 2:26 pm 15 Oct 10

It is surprising the number of people who think it is illegal to take photographs of children in a public place. I used to be a keen photographer, and kind of still are, so I was occasionally asked by people not to photograph them. Normally I was happy not to photograph people. But occasionally people were in the way of things I wanted to photograph, like trees, beaches and the like. So i checked the rules. You should too.
http://www.artslaw.com.au/legalinformation/StreetPhotographersRights.asp

No rules against photographing fully clothed kids in a public place unless you plan to use the resulting pictures for commercial use.

georgesgenitals 2:16 pm 15 Oct 10

Roadrage77 said :

Water pistol filled with something other than water. Ideally eat a bunch of asparagus the night before.

Fill it with silver nitrate solution.

Rangi 2:11 pm 15 Oct 10

Give em a couple of free bikes and tell them to ride up and down Northbourne

astrojax 2:09 pm 15 Oct 10

overcharge them $5 for pizza. that’ll show ’em…

Special G 2:06 pm 15 Oct 10

Do what is reasonable in the circumstances. If they are threatening people with sticks then by all means hold onto them and call the Police to come and get them. Use reasonable force to do so.

do not – beat them up and take their mobile phone. Bad ju ju.

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