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(Ananova)   Gas stations play classic TV cop show theme music to prevent drive-offs   ( divider line
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2001-08-28 12:21:43 AM  
"Motorists filling up at Tesco will hear theme tunes from shows including Inspector Morse, The Bill, Hill Street Blues and the Sweeney."

Hey wait a minute! They left out Cop Rock! If that doesn't instill fear I don't know what will.
2001-08-28 12:21:56 AM  
How about the owners just post a big ass sign that says " Our employees have been instructed to shoot at people attempting to drive away without paying for the petrol they've pumped." Oh yeah, can't have firearms in the UK. Tsk, tsk, tsk....
2001-08-28 12:26:39 AM  
hmmm. Here's a concept. "Pay First" In a recent study done around my home town, if the customer is made to pay for the gas before pumping it into their car, it cuts down on stealing.
2001-08-28 12:44:57 AM  
A spokesman for Tesco told the Daily Mail: "We think it triggers something in people which makes them think twice before driving off without paying. It seems to prick people's consciences and makes them think of the police."

More like people thinking what a prick the cops will be if they get caught.

Hey heres an idea, why dont we play Johnny Cash's "Boy named Sue" outside the whitehouse and see if the Shrub will start acting like a man instead of Heir-Apparent Wussy Boy?
2001-08-28 12:57:12 AM  
"We think it triggers something......"

Yeah, like a double-barrelled sawed off 12 gauge.
"What we have heah,,,,,,is communicate."

Trying to get into people's heads by playing music is crap. When someone going to do a crime, they've got the adrenaline pumping. That tends to shorts circuit they're reasoning ability. The best recourse then, is to wave some buckshot and exacerbate their adrenaline rush. The sound of those hammers cocking is quite enlightening.
2001-08-28 01:18:05 AM  
They should play the theme to "Sheriff Lobo".........

or have a big banner at the station that reads.....

"Drive off, Get sued by Metallica!"
2001-08-28 01:50:56 AM  
Play the theme to "CHiPs", over and over and over . .
Motorists will pay up just to get away from it.
Then, you will go through clerks pretty fast, too.
2001-08-28 02:29:54 AM  
"...seems to prick people's consciences..."

Ouch. That's gotta hurt.

Did anyone else hum the theme from C.O.P.S. when they read this article? Involuntary response from me, I guess...especially at this hour. It's either C.O.P.S. or Miss Cleo.
2001-08-28 02:40:45 AM  
Quick story.
They built a prison about 3 miles from where I live. You have to drive right in front of it to leave town. The other day me and the kids are cruising to Wally-Mart and as we pass the front of the prison, I hear my 3 year old daughter mumbling something in the backseat. She's staring out the window. I turn down the radio and I hear her singing to herself, "Bad boys, bad boys. Watcha gonna do when they come for you?"

Am I father of the year or what?
2001-08-28 03:25:49 AM  
Bigpeeler: You should be very, very afraid. Sounds like your daughter is exhibiting an early interest in 'bad boys.' She'll probably grow up to be a FARKer.
2001-08-28 05:17:54 AM  
Sounds like the voices are controlling her, too. Last time they got me was when I went and did all those prostitutes in Glasgow. I still quiver with fury at their wretchedness. Oooo...
2001-08-28 08:15:30 AM  
Customer: I had $10.00 on pump 3
Cashier: Okay sir, out of $20.00? $10.00 is your change. Thank you. Have a nice day.
Customer: Thanks, you too.

Casher: Hey! hey! hey!...... Be carful out there.
2001-08-28 09:23:34 AM  
a strategically mounted machine gun nest would do the trick too
2001-08-28 09:56:03 AM  
and cough
2001-08-28 10:07:29 AM  
I downloaded the theme from cops in a feeble attempt to understand what the FARK they are saying. Still can't figure it out. "Even your ???????? give ya no break" ????
2001-08-28 11:13:11 AM  
Talk about your subconscious at work !!!
2001-08-28 01:31:14 PM  
Sounds like the girls are ruling this morning. At least it's morning where I am. GirlALaMode: Totally, duh, pay first and Mme.: Place your hand in the yellow circles. Chuckle.
2001-08-28 04:17:04 PM  
Howzabout Inspector Gadget theme? or Courageous Cat? or Batman? I definitely wouldn't steal if I thought I might get beat up by a cartoon superhero.
2001-08-28 04:29:00 PM  
I think the sound of gunfire would also deter those petrol bandits..
2001-08-28 07:34:39 PM  
Bad Boys
Bad boys bad boys whatcha want
Whatcha gonna do when Sheriff John Brown
Come for you tell me whatcha gonna do ooh

Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you

When you were eight
And you had bad traits
You go to school you learn the golden rule
So why are you acting like a bloody fool
If you get hot yeah you must get cool

You chuck it on this one
You chuck it on that one
You chuck it on your mother and'
You chuck it on your father
You chuck it on your brother
And you chuck it on your sister
You chuck it on that one
And you chuck it on me

Nobody naw gives you no break
Police naw give you no break
Soldier naw give you no break
Not even you idren naw give you no break
Why did you have to act so mean don't you know
You're a human being born of a mother with
The love of a father
Reflections come and reflections go
I know sometimes you wanna let go

btw, it's by Inner Circle DrDave
2001-08-28 10:17:50 PM  
They should play the theme to 'The Dukes of Hazzard', to see if it encourages lawlessness...everyone who hears it climbs in to their car through their windows, and drives off a'screechin' and a'hollerin'
2001-08-29 10:44:52 AM  
Thanks Gasmasher. "idren" ahhhh children, at last I get it!
2001-08-29 03:27:44 PM  
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