Nov 18, 2007

Cops are tops.

I live on a busy road. On any given day there is a metric tonne of traffic flowing past and while I sure would not want to have small kids zipping around here on bikes, I can live with the nose.

What I am struggling with are the pricks that chuck rubbish out of their cars as they drive along. Nearly every day when collecting the mail I will pick up various drink bottles, fucking MacDonalds wrappers and other assorted rubbish deposited on the verge.

Yesterday I was mowing said verge and picking up yet more crap before it got pulped in the mower. As I stood there with another handful of bottles a passenger in a car driving past tried to collect me with his donation of a MacDonalds drink cup. He missed me but put the container square in the middle of the grass with a cheer and a wave of his hand.

My first reaction was to throw something at the fucker but he was doing about 60km/h and it was all a bit futile. Then I laughed. Indeed I laughed so hard I nearly pissed myself.

A few cars behind him was a copper. As they accelerated past me the lights came on and the female officer in the passenger seat gave me a big grin and a thumbs up. The road has bit of a bend in it and I did not get to see them tag him but I went back to my mowing knowing that there was good chance his day was not going to be as good as mine.

About 40 minutes later the cops pulled up in the drive way for a chat.

They wanted to know if I wanted to take it any further, file a complaint or something because the litter was thrown towards me and at some speed. I asked them how far it had gone already.

The female officer (Cute one too!) giggled and got a dirty look from the obviously more superior and straight bloke.

It turned out that the driver was driving while disqualified. Thanks to his passenger he got a free ride to the police station and now had a court date as well as a fine for littering to deal with. I figured that was funny enough to leave it at that.

It made my day.


Kitty said...


I'm loving it.

Madam Z said...

Ah! I share your joy. Now, if only we could find some way to catch ALL of the stupid fuckers who act like the world is their trash receptacle. I had a bit of revenge once when I saw a neighbor of mine drive along our street and chuck a bag of his fast food remnants out of his car window. I picked it up (gingerly) and deposited it in his mailbox. I still smile when I think about it.

Steph said...

That is so cool. There is never a bloody copper around when you want one normally.

Josh said...

Not as much as I am loving your arse!

Madam Z
I have been known to go the vigilantly on litter bugs too. I just know that one day I am going to pick up and flick a cigarette butt back into a car at the lights...

I know. I was even more surprised that they followed it up with me. Must have been a slow day on the roads.

phishez_rule said...

Brilliant! Just... Brilliant!


That's fabulous Josh. I laughed so hard! I think that was big of you that you didn't take it further but it could have hurt you if it had been a bottle and hit it's target. people can be so stupid.

Josh said...

A week or so later I am still getting a giggle from it.

I just did not need the grief although had it been a bottle I would have thought differently about it.

~Miss Smack said...

What a fabulous story! Stupid fuckers will think twice about it next time, and hopefully they'll tell their mates what morons they were (They always do) and they'll all litter less.

Our country is beautiful. I hate it when fuckers like that spoil it.

Good on ya mate. Glad you're not hurt!

Jin said...

Don'tcha just love it when a smart-arse is made to look a total fuckwit? Nice one Josh!