I see this becoming a trend, and not just in Britishland:
This is the moment have-a-go-heroes swooped on thieves allegedly loading up their cars with stolen groceries.
Video shows three men throwing shopping into their cars in a Tesco’s car park in Waltham Abbey, Essex, yesterday. The trio are seen hastily shoving groceries into a black Volkswagen polo from a shopping trolley before jumping into the car.
But before they drive away a group of men storm the vehicle and start demanding the alleged thieves get out of the car. They open the doors and begin to pull the alleged shoplifters out of the car as they attempt to fight back.
Shocked witnesses are heard saying “call the police” as a Tesco security worker arrives and attempts to open the boot.
The men manage to get the alleged thieves out of the car — and a struggle to restrain the men ensues. One of then alleged thieves attempts to headbutt one of the men and ends up falling to the ground.
Eventually the rozzers put in an appearance, and in a shocking move, arrest the thieves and not the men who intervened (this is the UK, after all).
And as I never tire of saying: We do not “take the law into our own hands” when we do stuff like this, for the simple reason that the law never left our hands; we simply deputize its enforcement to agents of the State.
But when those agents are not on the scene or unwilling to do their duty, it is our civic duty to intervene.
Frankly, if I’d been involved and some punk tried to head-butt me, he’d end up in fucking hospital. Believe it.