The UK really is a funny place. Now that police are not equipped with Bat’leths, grandmothers need to fight for themselves. A 68-year-old granny was able to outrun a 15-year-old thief, to grab him, and to get her handbag back. The teenager even begged for mercy. Perhaps that is the reason why the UK government is so concerned about rising childhood obesity levels?
But wait, there is a punch line. A spokesman of the police said:
We do not actively encourage this kind of behaviour. (Of course, police was nowhere seen during the incident).
Meanwhile, chief of the police in Cologne Klaus Steffenhagen admits that there are over 4000 drug addicts in Cologne who regularly commit crimes, and estimates that they cause damages of up to €730 million per year due to the criminal activity. But he insists that it is more important to harass bicyclists, especially students – alienate them while they are young.