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Should I call the police?

14 replies

nottheoptics · 20/09/2022 18:07

My neighbour regularly drives along our road (quite busy part of estate, lots of junctions and three big car parks but not a main road) with his DD on his lap. Today they were going at quite a speed and actually I thought they were going to go into the side of me at one of the junctions. I gave him my very best disapproving look, but perhaps I should ring the police? We have no bad blood but he's not really someone I would want to be on the bad side of, he's a very unpleasant man.

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incognitopurple · 20/09/2022 18:08

yes you 100% should

incognitopurple · 20/09/2022 18:08

They won’t disclose that you made the call either. Do it. That poor little girl!

Sunnyqueen · 20/09/2022 18:11

Well if you report him today he will probably know it was you, if you gave him a dirty look whilst he was doing it today...but yeah it's not safe so yanbu on that front. Depends how nasty you suspect him to be and whether you can risk it? Maybe leave it a week and report.

Daisybuttercup12345 · 20/09/2022 20:02

I wouldn't. He could make your life hell.
Easy for posters to say yes, do it. They don't have to live with the consequences.

TimeForTeaAndG · 20/09/2022 20:06

Daisybuttercup12345 · 20/09/2022 20:02

I wouldn't. He could make your life hell.
Easy for posters to say yes, do it. They don't have to live with the consequences.

Anyone could report a driver, the number plate is traceable to the owner. The OP wouldn't even have to give her name when she calls to report it.

HighlandPony · 20/09/2022 20:09

He will know. Even if he can’t be 100% he will know. I’d stay out of it

SpinningFloppa · 20/09/2022 20:10

He will know it’s ridiculous how posters say he won’t know! Of course he will

2bazookas · 20/09/2022 20:27

Report it.
You'll never forgive yourself if a child gets killed because you didn't.

XenoBitch · 20/09/2022 20:29

You should report it.
This is not something minor like putting bins out on the wrong day, or smoking weed in the garden. This is putting a life at risk.

HairyMothballs · 20/09/2022 20:31

Definitely call the police. The man is putting his own child at risk, as well as others. The moron.

PutinIsAWarCriminal · 20/09/2022 20:32

Difficult, a child is in danger and we should never put our own interests before that, but he saw you glare so he knows you saw and (quite rightly) disapprove. Like others said, I think you need to report but then I don't have to live with the consequences. Can you get camera evidence discreetly?

Jijithecat · 20/09/2022 20:42

Report it to Crimestoppers. It's completely anonymous (unless you give them your details). It's not like the police will go straight out and arrest - they'd need some evidence to do that.
At least if the worst were to happen you would know that you had done something.

Orangesare · 20/09/2022 20:45

If you are going to report it give it a few weeks and if you see him do it again just don’t look. Then hopefully he’ll think it was someone else

Jijithecat · 20/09/2022 21:01

I'm sure you weren't the only person giving him a disapproving look today.

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