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(Daily Star)   Police force, apparently with a lot of Officer Lou's, uses an eight ton flatbed truck to tow an electric scooter (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2720 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Jun 2021 at 5:20 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
a lot of Officer Lou's what?

gumption?  weed?  

all I see is some real fine police work
 
6 days ago  
Police: "We are going to make an example by making this violation as expensive as possible."

Everyone else: "This is why you arent respected."
 
6 days ago  
The government has a contract with the towing company.
It's not up to them what vehicle the company sends to do the towing.
 
6 days ago  
7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.
 
6 days ago  
The police chief's brother says his tow trucks don't make any money sitting around.
 
6 days ago  
Also I think it's just a joke post, they're obviously outside the police station (look at all the parked police cars), and that scooter isn't secured to the truck, so I can't have just arrived.
 
6 days ago  
I dunno chief.  Officer Vance tried to pick one of them up and spent six weeks on paid disability.

Paid disability? Watch this!  Ow, my back!

Uh, chief you're supposed to try and pick it up first.

Police chief down.  Police chief down!
 
6 days ago  
It's a Dyson truck, their service sucks.
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.


In God's Own measuring system, 7 stone are about 100 lbs. The battery on that thing has to be denser than my brother-in-law.
 
6 days ago  
But i want to go vroom vroom on the BIG truck like the pressident! WAAAAAAAAAAAGH!
 
6 days ago  
I spent way too much time (ok, 3 or 4 minutes) checking into what kind of cars the West Mercia police use. They look like Vauxhall Astras. They should have a decent amount of trunk (or boot) space, but when loaded down with police equipment, who knows, maybe there's not a lot of room left over. Maybe the meter maid or whoever ordered the scooter towed drives an even smaller car. Maybe as alluded to above, they're required to use a certain contract. Sometimes you find the tools you have at your disposal are too big for the job, just deal with it.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.


they were using the official police drug scales to measure it
 
6 days ago  
Mildly related. Whenever a trucking company needs to send an empty trailer to a distant site, the yard crew generally finds something small and, if possible, ridiculous, to strap down for the ride. A firm that a friend works for has a couple of Big Wheel trikes, outgrown by the kids, that have been all over the country that way.
 
6 days ago  
You think that's bad? Just last week the cops in my town chased down a six year old for speeding in a crosswalk. They stopped her with a spike strip five blocks away.

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6 days ago  

medius: a lot of Officer Lou's what?

gumption?  weed?  

all I see is some real fine police work


Isn't Lou a contraction?
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: Also I think it's just a joke post, they're obviously outside the police station (look at all the parked police cars), and that scooter isn't secured to the truck, so I can't have just arrived.


Ya think?
 
6 days ago  
Must have been a dense battery.
 
6 days ago  
'Mercia
 
6 days ago  

Herr Flick's Revenge: The government has a contract with the towing company.
It's not up to them what vehicle the company sends to do the towing.


Whoever is next on the list shows up.  Also I think they always have to send a roll back regardless.
 
6 days ago  
Tossing the scooter in the trunk isn't good because the tow company they get kickbacks from won't be happy.
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: Also I think it's just a joke post, they're obviously outside the police station (look at all the parked police cars), and that scooter isn't secured to the truck, so I can't have just arrived.


That was my take as well, it was meant to be a joke. A lot of the police Twitter accounts do stuff like this.

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/Meanwhile the law on e scooters here is weird. They are illegal to ride on the pavement (sidewalk) and illegal to ride on the road. Unless it's hired from one of these scooter apps like Step, then they're legal to ride on the road. But the police will stop and ticket you if you ride your own identical scooter on the road.
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.


I'm beginning to think not even the brits can figure out "stones" as a measurement of weight.

/Just use pounds like any other metric-hating country.
 
6 days ago  
1) The bill for the tow truck will go the scooter's owner.

2) Scooter's owner will not be able to pay the $1000+ bill, or will refuse to since it is more than the price of the scooters to begin with.

3) Police confiscate scooter for their own use after 30 days.

4) Police chief presents his kid with a new scooter for his birthday.
 
6 days ago  

Jz4p: dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.

I'm beginning to think not even the brits can figure out "stones" as a measurement of weight.

/Just use pounds like any other metric-hating country.


It's 14 pounds I think. I know math is hard. But in reality, I think any news article from the UK using "stone" as a weight measure is just trolling.
 
6 days ago  

valenumr: Jz4p: dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.

I'm beginning to think not even the brits can figure out "stones" as a measurement of weight.

/Just use pounds like any other metric-hating country.

It's 14 pounds I think. I know math is hard. But in reality, I think any news article from the UK using "stone" as a weight measure is just trolling.


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7 stone is roughly 100LB/45KG

There seems to be no shortage of useless measurements still in use, even after 95% of the world has already standardised on one.

Stone as a measurement is equivalent to using Betamax today.
Pounds as a measurement is VHS.

Everyone's moved on, guys, let it go.
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: valenumr: Jz4p: dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.

I'm beginning to think not even the brits can figure out "stones" as a measurement of weight.

/Just use pounds like any other metric-hating country.

It's 14 pounds I think. I know math is hard. But in reality, I think any news article from the UK using "stone" as a weight measure is just trolling.

[media.tenor.com image 640x358]

7 stone is roughly 100LB/45KG

There seems to be no shortage of useless measurements still in use, even after 95% of the world has already standardised on one.

Stone as a measurement is equivalent to using Betamax today.
Pounds as a measurement is VHS.

Everyone's moved on, guys, let it go.


No, I meant I think a stone is 14 pounds. 7 stone would be 98. I didn't bother to Google it though.
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: valenumr: Jz4p: dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.

I'm beginning to think not even the brits can figure out "stones" as a measurement of weight.

/Just use pounds like any other metric-hating country.

It's 14 pounds I think. I know math is hard. But in reality, I think any news article from the UK using "stone" as a weight measure is just trolling.

[media.tenor.com image 640x358]

7 stone is roughly 100LB/45KG

There seems to be no shortage of useless measurements still in use, even after 95% of the world has already standardised on one.

Stone as a measurement is equivalent to using Betamax today.
Pounds as a measurement is VHS.

Everyone's moved on, guys, let it go.


And I still think there are some practical uses for American and UK units.
 
6 days ago  

valenumr: No, I meant I think a stone is 14 pounds. 7 stone would be 98. I didn't bother to Google it though.


Oh okay, stone was common when I was a child for human weight...and absolutely nothing else.

I think inches is used for the same, human height and naught else.
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: valenumr: No, I meant I think a stone is 14 pounds. 7 stone would be 98. I didn't bother to Google it though.

Oh okay, stone was common when I was a child for human weight...and absolutely nothing else.

I think inches is used for the same, human height and naught else.


JFC, who says naught?
/S
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: valenumr: No, I meant I think a stone is 14 pounds. 7 stone would be 98. I didn't bother to Google it though.

Oh okay, stone was common when I was a child for human weight...and absolutely nothing else.

I think inches is used for the same, human height and naught else.


But seriously, I do think feet, inches, and fahrenheit are more comprehensible as daily measures, but I certainly have a built in bias. To me it's a matter of scale for such things. But I'm also an engineer, so I live in the metric system.
 
6 days ago  
What you can't see is the ghost car that is also on the tow truck.

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6 days ago  

dyhchong: valenumr: Jz4p: dyhchong: 7 stone scooter? Is it made of gold?

That's a Xiaomi 365. It's 13KG which is less than a third of that weight.

I'm beginning to think not even the brits can figure out "stones" as a measurement of weight.

/Just use pounds like any other metric-hating country.

It's 14 pounds I think. I know math is hard. But in reality, I think any news article from the UK using "stone" as a weight measure is just trolling.

[media.tenor.com image 640x358]

7 stone is roughly 100LB/45KG

There seems to be no shortage of useless measurements still in use, even after 95% of the world has already standardised on one.

Stone as a measurement is equivalent to using Betamax today.
Pounds as a measurement is VHS.

Everyone's moved on, guys, let it go.


So kilos would be streaming then?
 
6 days ago  

dyhchong: valenumr: No, I meant I think a stone is 14 pounds. 7 stone would be 98. I didn't bother to Google it though.

Oh okay, stone was common when I was a child for human weight...and absolutely nothing else.

I think inches is used for the same, human height and naught else.


Yup. Even children growing up today are far more likely to know their weight in stones and pounds and their height in feet and inches than to use metric measurement as they do for everything else.

Incidentally, nobody here ever gives human weights in just pounds or measures houses by the square foot.
 
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