to be gobsmacked at the STUPIDITY and arrogance of some people?!
LRDTheFeministDragon · 26/05/2011 11:59
DH just told me about some mates of his, who play the very geeky, but usually fun and silly, LARP game (it's basically dressing up in funny costumes and acting out fake battles ... as geeky as could be and makes me roll my eyes, but this is beside the point ...).
Anyway, DH's mate apparently walked through a major train station carrying a shedload of replica weapons. Not covered in a bag, not having cleared it with the station staff first ... just wandered around carrying what looked extremely like real guns.
The police grabbed him, quite hard, and cuffed him and questioned him, and gave him a lecture. He is now cross because he has a bruise where the policeman grabbed him.
Is it me? Or is this just crushingly stupid and rude? I heard about it and was thinking WTF even before I heard that this guy actually considers himself to have been molested by the police.
I know this is an odd AIBU but I had to ask someone to share my WTF face ... and I do feel awful for the police who must have got a horrible scare!
LRDTheFeministDragon · 26/05/2011 12:03
squeaky - exactly! In fact they did apparently warn him that he could have been. Imagine if it had been one of the times when the police have been warned about possible bomb threats/terrorist action ... I should think we (members of the public) don't hear about most of the scares.
LRDTheFeministDragon · 26/05/2011 12:05
Ihate - some of their stuff I have seen looks dangerous to me - they are very proud of it and I find it somewhat distasteful myself (erm, you're pleased you have a house full of things to kill people with? Ok then), but ... words fail.
I am so glad I have MN, as I can't really bitch about it in real life!
LRDTheFeministDragon · 26/05/2011 12:08
I hadn't thought of that - it's quite possible though.
I'm feeling really awful for the police who were there, maybe I have a sense of humour failure () but they must have had the shock of their lives and to deal with it without even really hurting him is very impressive calmness, I think.
LRDTheFeministDragon · 26/05/2011 12:16
Twit, he's DH's mate not mine - I think he is a total knob for other reasons and don't ever find a reason to talk to him. If I did, I would tell him he's a knob, trust me. But I don't want to bitch in RL because it turns into a friends-of-friends chain of snarky comments.
SuePurblybilt · 26/05/2011 12:23
Oh, I didn't mean the police bit was planned, just that some people who do those kind of activities are very keen to be noticed. My DB and SIL used to do something similar and would often have very loud pointed conversations about some technical apsect of the costumes or props, just killing themselves to be asked about it.
ginnybag · 26/05/2011 12:37
I have friends that LARP too - difference is, mine often ask if we can pick them up so they don't have to take their kit on Public Transport.
LRD - have you pointed out that carrying a replica weapon in public could have landed him into serious legal trouble if the arresting officer had been ofthat mind? He's very, very lucky he only got a bruise and a warning!
EverythingInMiniature · 26/05/2011 12:41
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LRDTheFeministDragon · 26/05/2011 12:46
I am really impressed too, EiM. I think they were amazing. I know occasionally the police get a bad press on here and I remember someone saying she felt but for her DH - so if anyone is a police officer or has a DH who is, you should feel bloody proud I think.
I would be interested to know if it is illegal to carry replica weapons.
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