Fool­ish ac­tion

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Pulling the fin­gers at po­lice is not the smartest move, es­pe­cially if you have a war­rant out for your ar­rest.

That’s what hap­pened in Cham­pion St on April Fool’s Day but it turned out to be no joke.

At 7.45am, Act­ing Sergeant Peter Reeves and Con­sta­ble Wil­liam Joines were pa­trolling in Can­nons Creek when a 20-year-old man, rid­ing a moun­tain bike, ‘‘flipped the bird’’ to the pair.

They stopped him for not wear­ing a hel­met, then found he had a war­rant for his ar­rest and was in pos­ses­sion of prop­erty al­legedly stolen from two ve­hi­cles and a Mi­ra­mar house the night be­fore. He is also al­leged to have bro­ken into cars in Plim­mer­ton, Whitby, Pa­pakowhai and Tawa.

The man ap­peared in the Porirua Dis­trict Court on April 2 charged with bur­glary, theft and pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon. Fur­ther charges are pend­ing.

De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant Mike Ox­nam says the man would likely be re­gret­ting his April Fool’s Day taunt.

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