Seriously, folks, can police business (which we pay for) get any more ridiculous than this?
The Officer Plod-like mixture of sheer dumbth and epic seriousness is hard to beat:
Toronto Police are appealing for witnesses after they say a man kicked Canadian flags planted in the ground as he jogged near services at Sunnybrook Hospital on Remembrance Day.
…A photo of the suspect captured by bystanders showed a bald man standing between 5’9” and 5’11”, weighing about 175 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS(8477).
The miscreant is still at large, and can apparently run fast.
I’ve scoured the Criminal Code of Canada, but there appears to be no law against kicking a Canadian flag, or even burning one. But we already know that the police will make laws up if they don’t have one ready to hand.
Mockery may prove to be the best defence against this comic-opera silliness. The journos on Twitter are having great fun with it this morning. Last serious word, though, to the National Post’s Chris Selley: “Police looking for man who kicked Canadian flags…Please stop looking and find something useful to do.”
Indeed. Anyone blowing bubbles too near a police officer?