Number Plates Pinched In Croydon (Sort-of)
Hello and welcome to Monday morning. I trust you've all had a nice cup of tea to ease yourselves into the week ahead? I have! (Plus two coffees. After all, it is Monday.) Nothing like a good cuppa to set you up for the day ahead.
Today, I read a rather idiotic story, which I hope you'll appreciate. It involves a football coach and a trainee plumber. (I know, rather an odd couple. It's like seeing Minnie Mouse out on a date with The Terminator. Or perhaps not quite. Maybe I'm just rambling nonsense. I need another coffee.) Basically, the two men were caught trying to pinch a car's registration plates. However, the pair, both 20, attempted the crime in broad daylight and could only remove the back plate before realising they'd been spotted by neighbours.
In court, the rather ridiculous pair pleaded guilty to the crime but, when insisting that it was done on impulse and that they didn't mean to do it, the magistrate softened up and gave the offenders particularly lenient sentences. The football coach was fined £133 and had to pay £43 in costs, while the trainee plumber paid out a total of £109.
The magistrate said she wasn't going to be too hard on the boys because they only did it out of impulse. What? Of course they're going to say that. They got caught! My advice to all those living in and around the area of Shirley, Croydon is: Keep an eye on your number plates! (Particularly during the day. These guys seem silly enough to forget why they got caught the first time!)