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.