Dear Douchebag....

rubertoe
rubertoe Posts: 3,994
edited August 2014 in Commuting chat
From the BBC

Made me laugh but doubt he will get his bike back

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-be ... s-28745336
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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Comments

  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Errr, maybe the tracker "failed" because this poor chap told the thief in the message it had a tracker and the thief simply removed/disabled it.

    Should have gone straight to the peelers.
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  • monkimark
    monkimark Posts: 1,791
    police told him the CCTV would not come through for a month

    What!? Surely the CCTV is just there in the station, why does it take a month to remove a tape from the machine?
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    monkimark wrote:
    police told him the CCTV would not come through for a month

    What!? Surely the CCTV is just there in the station, why does it take a month to remove a tape from the machine?

    Ah but there's your problem. There will be an 'engagement process', possibly a form to fill in or maybe an online process and this will go into a large pile (or online queue) and it will sit there for about a week until someone gets around to it and then they will 'engage' whoever owns the CCTV (bound to be outsourced to someone else) and the whole thing will start again etc. etc.

    It's one of the benefits of a computerised world, surely you know that?

    As for someone who starts a letter 'Dear Douchebag'. Well, clearly he deserves everything that's coming to him. Who does he think he is; American?
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Bike trackers seem so unreliable as to be a waste of money to be honest.
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  • dodgy
    dodgy Posts: 2,890
    There is no GPS tracker on that bike.
  • davmaggs
    davmaggs Posts: 1,008
    monkimark wrote:
    What!? Surely the CCTV is just there in the station, why does it take a month to remove a tape from the machine?

    CCTV isn't really there for us, it is there for the protection of the property owners and for when the police want to take an interest. Local authorities and others aren't on the whole interested in helping individuals.
  • Ouija
    Ouija Posts: 1,386
    All CCTV footage has to be sent of to be processed before it can be viewed. The data protection act requires that all people in the footage not involved in the crime have to be blurred out to protect their identity before the footage can be viewed by anyone outside of the Police (such as the victim or other members of the court). There's a company that do this and a month is the standard time they quote for processing (learned this when i was doing my SIA training).