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Where not to park

October 14, 2006

The Wolverhampton Express and Star (regular readers will know that this is one of my favourite local papers, cos they generally seem to be on the side of common sense) has made applications under the Freedom of Information Act to get crime figures for car parks attached to local stores.

Apparently, the likes of Ikea, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Asda are magnets for the sort of people who prefer to smash their way through your car window as opposed to getting off their drug-addled arses and getting a job.

Now my only criticism of the small part of the article I can read is that it appears to blame the stores for a lack of security.

Could it perhaps have anything to do with the fact that these shops are patronised by complete morons who haven’t got the common sense to take thousands of pounds worth of electrical equipment out of the car? I’ve never had a mobile phone, radio or sat nav taken from my car, cos I wouldn’t be daft enough to leave them in view.

Crime prevention begins with the owners of the property, not with the stores.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. ExtraSpecialCopper permalink
    October 15, 2006 08:42

    Totally agree. Saw a porcshe parked up once at night on its own in a car park by a busy road/walkway. Had a Sony Viao laptop sat in full view on the passenger seat.


  2. Anonymous permalink
    October 16, 2006 11:29

    Oh, I don’t know. My Sony Viao is on the blink, lots of people have problems with them (overheating causes RAM holders to desolder themselves, apparently).
    Probably wanted the insurance.

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