Skip to content Skip to main navigation


Charity and fundraising auctions for the Canberra community

Reprobate of the week

By johnboy - 23 September 2008 25

This in from a reliable source:

    A number of SES volunteers were on a call out on Saturday night at Mackellar where a house had suffered severe storm and fire damage. As such they set up a lighting tower as well as a number of flashing blue and red lights to warn people and motorists of the danger.

    During the course of the call out, someone in a Commodore stole the flashing red and blue lights. The car was followed the vehicle but lost towards Charnwood.

Nice work by idiots flogging vital safety equipment from a volunteer organisation who had to pay for those lights themselves.

With some luck karma will have something to say and a storm will blow their roofs off soon.

UPDATED: More info coming in:

    it was a dark colour with a fair bit of work done on it – body kit –
    lowered – mags.

What’s Your opinion?

Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
25 Responses to
Reprobate of the week
Serendipity 4:01 pm 23 Sep 08

I recall back during the 2003 Bushfire emergency that two young blokes stole some orange flashing lights and barriers that were blocking off a dangerous area of Duffy on the night of the 18th Jan. Well the problem these two “reprobates” had was they couldnt/didnt turn the flashing lights off. So observant Mr Plods saw and stopped the thieves. Given the emergency at the time, both were arrested. For once the magistrate dealt with both of them very harshly and they only just escaped jail, but were belted in the hip pocket. Same same for these thieves I think. Lets hope that someone got their rego or if anyone out there knows who they are, dob them in.

Granny 3:14 pm 23 Sep 08

There will always be one or two percent who ruin a good thing for everybody.

This person has sunk to a very low level of humanity, but they have hardly ‘won’. When is all is said and done I think you would rather be ‘you’ than ‘them’. I think most people would. So you and your mates are still the real winners here.

You have the respect of your society and the desire of your friends to assist you. I suspect that most Rioters are angry about this, and if there was anything else that could be done, apart from speaking out against this sort of behaviour, they would do so.

Thumper 2:59 pm 23 Sep 08

Can I suggest that it’s not the money that is the issue, it’s the fact that someone could actually stoop this low to do such a thing.

On the same sort of issue, when on a call out we have to lock our trucks plus the rescue trailers or the likelyhood is that things will get knocked off while you’re on the job.

Jazz 2:57 pm 23 Sep 08

wishuwell said :

What about fundraiser? There’s obviously talent and ability at the RiotACT’s disposal.

hmm, that gives me a random idea wishuwell. let me run with that for a little while and see what we can come up with

Granny 2:52 pm 23 Sep 08

I would put in $25 – $50.

If I find myself doing a Penelope Pitstop and in need of rescuing I actually want them to be able to perform said rescue!

Or Reprobate could just give them back ….

*ha ha*

Loquaciousness 2:43 pm 23 Sep 08

Reprobate said :

It WASN’T me!!!

Reprobate: maybe not, but even RiotACT thinks you’re a Troublemaker … 😉


smee 2:39 pm 23 Sep 08

All emergency services use both red and blue flashing lights. It’s supposed to be more “visible”.

Even the Police now use both red and blue lights.

Spitfire3 2:30 pm 23 Sep 08

Just wondering, why do they use red and blue lights? I would have thought orange more appropriate, while having the added bonus of being less attractive to the thieving bogan brigade.

Davo111 2:28 pm 23 Sep 08

SheepGroper said :

How much do flashing lights like that cost?.

depending on the quality, and length of light; probably $250+

Reprobate 2:09 pm 23 Sep 08

It WASN’T me!!!

SheepGroper 1:50 pm 23 Sep 08

How much do flashing lights like that cost?

I hope they got his license plate at least.

wishuwell 12:26 pm 23 Sep 08

What about fundraiser? There’s obviously talent and ability at the RiotACT’s disposal.

Skidbladnir 12:14 pm 23 Sep 08

Swaggie said :

I love the Moronic element in this town, just when you think they can’t stoop any lower they prove you wrong.

Consider the average Canberra idiot.
50% of the idiot population is more idiotic than this person.

Swaggie 12:06 pm 23 Sep 08

That has got to be so soul destroying for the SES guys and gals. I love the Moronic element in this town, just when you think they can’t stoop any lower they prove you wrong.

tastyjam 11:34 am 23 Sep 08

Lost it in Charnwood… don’t ask why I’m asking, but was it a white Commodore?

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. | |

Search across the site