The 24-year-old stripogram charged with possessing offensive weapons after Aberdeen's finest spotted him en route to a gig carrying two batons and a spray canister has been cleared on all charges, the Telegraph reports. Aberdeen uni genetics student Stuart Kennedy was clocked wearing a fake police uniform by two officers on 17 …
well of course
If there had been no trial how would the coppers have explained spending the evening in a nice warm bar full of Girls who wanted to see a policeman's truncheon.
Hooray, everyone looks stupid
The stripper should quite clearly have worn a coat over his uniform if he was going to be out in public and there was a reasonable possibility he might be mistaken for a real cop.
The real cops should have told him the above and let him go on his way.
Who comes out worst? Well, I would venture to suggest the ones who wasted thousands of pounds of the taxpayers money bringing a pointless prosecution. The cops responsible should be sacked and the stripper hired in their place.
Did the Cops meet their arrest targets that month
Sort of stupid situations that can occur because management set stupid targets
"They followed me into the bar, watched the show, then asked me to go back to the station. It was all quite friendly."
<insert bent copper joke here>
Usually spelt ...
I believe a "stripogram" could be something to do with zebras.
I'd go for "Stripper-gram" on account of it involving a stripper...
No IT angle? Not even a tenuous PH one? Shame!
Things you don't hear about in the paper
The reason there was such a fuss is because he wasn't wearing a 'Fake' uniform - He was wearing an actual Grampian Police uniform. It's still not know where he got it from.
If he was spotted whilst in real uniform, then it was because he was on foot! Real Policemen only travel in cars.
Quote: - " However, Sheriff Kenneth Stewart ruled he had no case to answer."
Ya just gotta lurvvv the Scottish Legal System for retaining the Sheriff.
Now, if only his name had been Rosco P. Coltrane . . .
Tell me how real that uniform in the top picture looks. If the cops round your way really have "STRIPPER" printed across the backs of their jackets, I think you may just have strayed into some Village People fantasy sequence by accident...
The second case may have been successfully dismissed, but the first has simply gone unanswered ... which means in the police files he's probably still listed as an unprosecuted criminal. Which enables them to keep any and all data, of course.
Got off too lightly
Well I think that he should have been fined at least $222,000, because who knows how many other times he might have posed as a stripper, potentially millions.
What we need is consistency in the application of the law, then we can rest assured that justice really is being done.
Coppers weren't that bent
At least one of the coppers was a woman.
"Pc [Fiona] Duncan added: "We went into the bar to make sure we could keep an eye on him."
"Later that night, Pc Duncan took Mr Kennedy to Grampian Police headquarters for questioning.
It doesn't say what sex here colleague was, or how closely she kept an eye on him. I wonder if it was on his truncheon?
IT angle - that title
>> Stripogram copper walks on offensive weapon rap
Is heavily overloaded. It would fubar a FSM.
I'll get my coat
Not the 1st time
I'm sure this is now the 3rd time this guy has been charged with impersonating a police officer. You'd think Grampian police would have let it slide after nothing was done previously... Mind you hes been getting great free advertising in the national scottish papers each time.
"strippogram" is relatively unusual, if the Google hits are anything to go by:
1,190 for strippagram
2,560 for strippogram
4,930 for stripagram
22,300 for stripogram
So "stripogram" wins.
Do the WPC strippergrams batons have batteries in?
The black kevlar, thanks...
106,000 English pages (30 pp) for strip-o-gram