Where does it end?
Excuse me sir, we would just like to scan the IMEI on your phone to see if it's stolen. It's just a quick check won't take two minutes, surely you won't mind.
Excuse me sir, we would just like to read the serial number on your sun glasses to see if they are stolen.....
Excuse me sir, we would just like to scan the RFID in your Calvin Kleins because we think that your skids are nicked.
Excuse me sir, we would just like to take your DNA to see if you are a criminal..
(Knock knock) excuse me sir, I couldn't help noticing that your front door was locked and we just wanted to take a look around your house to see if we could find any stolen items.
(BANG BANG SMASH) Get on the floor you fucker, something here is stolen and no fucker is going anywhere until we find it.
(Nudges you awake at night) Take him away.
How is this not fishing? The police should respond to actual complaints not go poking around in peoples lives.