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Watch out there’s a nutter about
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In case anyone should be wandering down Stamford Street, SE1, take note that there is an anti-social tosser, who has an aversion to people walking down the street minding their own business. The area in question is about mid way between Coin Street and Threshers, and on the same side of Stamford Street as Threshers.
A couple of years ago or so we’d spent an evening in the area, and were getting back in the car when it became apparent that we were being fired at with an air rifle, and at least one pellet hit the side of the car. That speeded our departure quite a bit. At the time we thought it was coming from further down the street. However a couple of weeks ago we were in the same area, and were walking down the road after getting out of the car, when I was drenched in what was fortunately water. Christie also was hit, but I got most of it. We knew it must have been someone from one of the houses nearby of course, but couldn’t tell which one, or which floor.
Twice in the same place is not coincidence. So we think it’s someone living there, who has a violent aversion to car drivers. From now on we will avoid parking in that stretch. Who knows what could happen next time? Had I lived out of London and this kind of think happened I might be tempted to report this to the police, but given what I know about the futility of doing so, it would have been a waste of my time. What a bummer!

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Ugh, tosser indeed! The water sounds largely irritating, but I'd imagine an air rifle being fired on strangers might actually cause some damage. What the hell is wrong with poeple?

It is sadly not unusual to be fired at with an air rifle, and I have actually been hit on a couple of occasions (both of which were actually in broad daylight). I guess the appeal is that you can take pot shots at people and have a laugh when they yelp in pain, but be safe in the knowledge that they won’t drop dead. I suppose they think it’s more fun than shooting at rows of ducks at the fairground, though you don’t get a cuddly toy for shooting a person in the street.

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