The shocking case earlier this week of the Croydon devil dog - shot dead by armed officers after unsportingly failing to succumb to a robust tasering - provoked a flurry of reader emails demanding El Reg provide the now traditional CCTV evidence of the incident. Well, it took us a while, but we did manage to track down this …
Gotta be thankful for one thing, that this group of paranoid nutcases in power put in all these CCTV points so we can get footage like this when things happen.
Yep, I can confirm this is totally authentic. That's definitely Croydon in the background.
But where is Naomi Campell?
I needed that - fine work guys.
Observe - the incident is reported as being in the UK, yet, we can clearly see the police car is using non-uk number plates!!!!
Shame on you reg....
The flame - because they should have had more tazers to get it nice and crispy!! :)
Looks more like a boxer than a staffy.
... Transformer Man runs amok and sparks off nuclear armageddon: No one cares.
13 year old kid with a dog: 5 cops, a tazer and an assault rifle.
Bet the kid got an ASBO.
It always impresses me that even at this late hour on a Friday afternoon, El Reg is working as hard as ever to bring photos of these disturbing events that no-one else would endeavour to find! Sir, I salute thee for your tireless work towards public knowledge!
You're doing a disservice to Beirut there, I think.
Is for Optimus Prime to get rid of Gordon Brown, then we can have Optmius Prime Minister and I for one welcome our mechanoid leader who will *transform* politics in the UK!
But I don't see any drug dealers or prostitutes.
Your right, David Evans. That's definitely the Whitgift Centre. Looks a bit cleaner than usual.
While Optimus Prime is in the area, can he pop in and sort out BB's Alex?? "'Memba I told ya..." BOOM... Two rabid dogs in one week.
That is all.
legs and face are too long..
maybe some kind of pitt-bull/decepticon cross
although it could be that CCTV has once again failed to deliver an image of sufficient quality for a positive identification..
Not sure about the potential for a crossfire problem between the 2 remaining coppers, but the whole thing will certainly be "cleared" up by Optimus shortly.
Enjoy a well earned weekend off Lester.
Looks like Mr Prime has tidied the place up a bit, actually.
chav's baseball cap? This looks staged to me!
What is his game? I mean he's always around when trouble sparks off in London, it's almost like somebody is leaking information...
OMG! That's it!! All those government leaks are secretly done in service of our new autobot overlords! Finally the truth is out now where is Smeato when the world needs him?
Thank you Lester for making my Friday Afternoon.
Is this available on a t-shirt?
These exclusive photos in Playmobil are fantastic please keep them up.
With these authentic images we know we are getting the truth from the greatest website evar!
That's just made my Friday LOL
Thank you, You have given me a bright start to a dull day
Which part of CR0 (or CRx?) is that? It's my hometown, never seen such a stupid story (as in the way the yob was behaving etc) portrayed in such an amusing manner.
Now you just need to bottle it to last the WHOLE weekend!
Is that van in the background illegally parked, just wondering as the armed police are already there.
Mine's the coat with the dog hairs on it(I'm not kidding either)
Surely the background should have been ripped off from from Oblivion a la Limbo of the Lost. I just think it would have been funnier than an actual photo of Croydon, like you used.
Other than that: Please keep up the good work.
...but it would prohibit us from flying from T5, so we'll have to forget that idea.
Looks like he's destroyed the place. There must be £20 or £30 of damage there.
I'll check the TV news tonight, they'll probably have an appeal for emergency supplies of pop tarts, Stella Artois and Lambert and Butlers.
Maybe the adults will need emergency supplies too.
...I want a mug!
And you can make the backgound thermo sensitive so it changes colour!
Look at the shadows, they don't all fall in the same direction!
Shame on you El Reg for continuing to peddle news for 'the man'. It's quite obvious for those of us who look behind the conspiracy that the police have NEVER BEEN to Croyden.
these make my friday afternoons.... MORE MORE!!!
you guys have way too much time on your hands! ;-)
I want Lester's job. How come *my* Fridays aren't that much fun?
"likely to endanger life...real or imaginary"
shock! horror! disbelief!
Spot on Matthew!
This can't be Croydon - no dog turds!
It's not even the UK - steering wheels are on the left.
Hang on though, two of the coppers have their guns in their left hands - what have they been doing with their right hands? Not the old dance number 'this is my weapon, this is my gun...'. Sick bastards.
Fila jacket...for the tram... foreva.
The van's not illegally parked - it's just a South African minibus-taxi delivering passengers (maybe Optimus Prime?).
Must be fairly new, though, since it is still in excellent nick!
Mine's the one with the R5 coins in the pockets, thanks.
Man, if it a threat to society or even a liability, kill it. Human, dog or plant.
Welcome our New Optimus Prime Minister..
a) In a public place
b) Of sensitive buildings
c) Of a 13 year old (minor)
d) Of law enforcemet officials
You'd better cancel your milk for 42 days.
The balck helicopter cos they're coming to take you away, ha ha.
Once Optimus Prime has finished cleaning up your side of the pond, any chance he can deploy to Iraq to sort things out there?