Trouble in Watson this morning

scootergal 12 August 2008 29

I stopped by the Watson shops on my way to work this morning to find three police cars and a paddy wagon in the car park.  Apparently there was a man loitering outside the local school there, holding a knife. 

 It didn’t appear as though he was apprehended, and after taking statements, the police moved on.  Has anybody else heard anything about this?


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ant ant 9:45 pm 13 Aug 08

No beetroot. Hmmm, but on the other hand, great pizzas.

The people who put beetroot in cans have missed a marketing opportunity. They could make little long-life packs of beetroot, taht people could store in their gloveboxes adn handbags and pockets, ready for when they get hamburgers with no beetroot.

RuffnReady RuffnReady 12:43 pm 13 Aug 08

boomacat said :

Maybe he was in hiding waiting to ambush and mug someone coming out of Watson Take Away? That place has pretty sweet pizza and burgers, just like the old days when you were a kid and never thought about obesity and your cholesterol level.

Yum…

I disagree on the burgers (no beetroot! bah!), but the fish and chips and pizzas there are fantastic.

S4anta S4anta 9:49 am 13 Aug 08

i thought that was your lot in life JB?

johnboy johnboy 10:46 pm 12 Aug 08

Damn George Gregan to hell for retiring.

We need another christ-like figure to be held to account for all the sins of the world.

bigred bigred 10:35 pm 12 Aug 08

hey vg, good to see they finally accept responsibility for something.

vg vg 10:25 pm 12 Aug 08

Madman said :

But you do see why the officer had to do this…

The man was in custody and therefore the police were responsible for him. If he had tripped over his shoelace and broken his nose they would have been liable from what I believe.

Apparently Police are responsible for the genocide in Rwanda

ant ant 10:15 pm 12 Aug 08

bd84 said :

I’ve seen 3 police cars conducting traffic stops in 3 weeks, do I win a medal?! I think that’s a record or something eh

They were probably from Qbn. I saw a Qbn cop monstering a small truck east of the airport just before the overtaking lane last week.

They come to the ACT to get the doughnuts.

boomacat boomacat 10:12 pm 12 Aug 08

something about doughnuts

bd84 bd84 9:43 pm 12 Aug 08

I’ve seen 3 police cars conducting traffic stops in 3 weeks, do I win a medal?! I think that’s a record or something eh

Proud Local Proud Local 8:27 pm 12 Aug 08

The Canberra arcade building Subway is indeed a very safe store to visit…. 🙂

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:31 pm 12 Aug 08

Well at least it’s good to finally see a thread where the police get a mention and nobody makes a gratuitous link to a donuts!

I-filed I-filed 7:02 pm 12 Aug 08

Ergot poisoning from the rye toast at Carlos?

boomacat boomacat 6:50 pm 12 Aug 08

Maybe he was in hiding waiting to ambush and mug someone coming out of Watson Take Away? That place has pretty sweet pizza and burgers, just like the old days when you were a kid and never thought about obesity and your cholesterol level.

Yum…

DJ DJ 4:38 pm 12 Aug 08

Madman said :

But you do see why the officer had to do this…

The man was in custody and therefore the police were responsible for him. If he had tripped over his shoelace and broken his nose they would have been liable from what I believe.

What are you on about? You must be mad

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:37 pm 12 Aug 08

scootergal said :

Well for me at least, it is so rare that I see a police car anywhere I found it surprising!

You obviously haven’t been anywhere near Subway in the Canberra Arcade Bldg around lunch and dinner time.

scootergal scootergal 4:23 pm 12 Aug 08

Don’y get me wrong, I love freaks. If you knew some of the men I have been out with, you would see that is the case. :O)

peterh peterh 4:22 pm 12 Aug 08

S4anta said :

everytime you mention self-flagelation i get exited vg!

oh I do hope you meant excited, I really do….

S4anta S4anta 4:04 pm 12 Aug 08

everytime you mention self-flagelation i get exited vg!

Madman Madman 3:15 pm 12 Aug 08

But you do see why the officer had to do this…

The man was in custody and therefore the police were responsible for him. If he had tripped over his shoelace and broken his nose they would have been liable from what I believe.

miz miz 3:07 pm 12 Aug 08

Isn’t Samaritan House right there at Watson shops? Sam House often ends up being the default backstop for the Psych Unit when Canb Hosp reckon people aren’t mentally ill/suicidal ‘enough’ to warrant a bed.

Poor man was probably going to try and do himself in.

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