Monday, 15 August 2011

When wearing ill-fitting clothes really is a crime!

I want to say thank you to all of the very kind commenters who, after my last post, expressed concern for my safety during the riots that we experienced in London and other parts of England last week.

I am happy to tell you that the riots didn't reach my street although last Tuesday afternoon it was very strange to see our local high street heavily guarded by police. A large proportion of the stores were closed throughout the afternoon and many were protected by iron shutters or boarded up. Thankfully, things returned to normal the next day.

So far 1,401 people have been arrested and 808 charged in connection with the riots. Amongst them was a young man, aged 17, apprehended wearing luxury clothing stolen from a store called Zee and Co, in east London. How was his crime detected? Police were suspicious when they noticed that his pricey designer clothes didn't fit him. "They were very expensive and if someone spends that sort of money they would at least get clothes that fit" noted a prosecuting lawyer. (Reported by Tom Coghlan in today's The Times).

So, this young man is happy to walk around looking a complete idiot in ill-fitting clothes just as long as they have the right designer label. Priceless!

My advice to him would be, learn to sew. It will keep you out of trouble and you will then be able to wear clothes that fit, make you look good and keep you out of jail!

Anyway, as every post needs a picture, here is a photograph of my very own brush with law and order. Actually I mean Law & Order

Eugenia at the desk of ADA John J. McCoy!
This was taken a few years ago when I was lucky enough to visit the filming of my very favourite crime show, in New York City. Pretty cool eh?

21 comments:

  1. Hilarious, Eugenia! Absolutely brilliant. Sadly, you couldn't make it up.

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  2. It was all a bit sad, but the wombles restored my faith in Brit youth.

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  3. Glad to hear that you are safe! That story is quite amusing though!

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  4. So glad to hear that you're OK. I love the reasoning of the police.

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  5. Good to hear that your safe! Your post had me laughing so hard. Some times it just helps to be able to laugh at the craziness of it all.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

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  6. Your story made me laugh, so amusing.
    You look in place in the ADA office :)

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  7. So glad you are okay - wow! That had to be scary. Well, in LA we have the occasional riot (with looting) and riots (without looting) usually tied to some criminal trials involving discriminatory behavior. You do look quite brilliant at the ADA desk!

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  8. Too funny! I agree with Gail - the world needs more wombles! Glad to know you were safe and sound.

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  9. Glad to hear everything is OK and it seems it is starting to settle. Funny ( and sad ) story about the designer clothes - I wonder if he had left the price tags on as well just to show how expensive they were ? I love your outfit from the last post too - I think that yellow skirt will coordinate with lots of things.

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  10. I am so glad to hear that you were safe during the riots. I was thinking about you as I read about what was going on. How fun to have had the chance to visit the set of Law & Order. Great picture!

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  11. Apart from the sad events in England, lately ... I laughed a lot with your advice to this person in 17 years, learning to sew will alleviate all the ills of it! Yay!

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  12. Eugenia, I am glad to hear the riots have ceased, and you are ok! On a positive side, your post put a smile on my face! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. So happy to hear that all is well with you and that things have settled down. Funny, how when there is news of unrest somewhere in the world, some place where I know not a soul - it's in one ear and out the other. On the other hand, when there is such news from a place where I know someone (I feel as if I do know you!), following the events and outcomes of the unrest and worrying about people in that locale becomes quite important.

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  14. All I can say is wow! That was some good sleuthing done by the police!!!

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  15. All I can say is that I LOVE that story ! I literally cried with laughter because I can totally picture it. View of my pants anyone ? heheh Absolutely priceless xx

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  16. Eugenia, I'm so happy you were safe during those riots and what a nightmare! Hope that never happens again and I bet you do too! That's a beautiful picture of you and how fun!!!

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  17. So glad that you're alright! Those were scary news. Quite an impressive bit of police work; clearly Sherlock Holmes got nothing on them! Thanks for the laugh, I needed one today. :)

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  18. Glad to hear you are safe. You're so lucky to be on the set of Law & Order.

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  19. It was a little bit sad news but I am happy that this riot doesn’t reach your street and I am hoping that everything will be fine. Thank you.



    Michelle

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  20. To start with let us look briefly the historical past of fashion when and exactly how everything commenced. In early days among the most important art educational facilities the style style was popularly researched being a department of utilized art. The essential emphasis all through those periods was within the design of clothes through numerous distinctive creative styles so as to give that exceptional aesthetic glance to all those trend outfits. It absolutely was not until the late 1800's which the style tendencies and dressmaking experienced established a stage for commercial part, plus the first person to complete so was Charles Frederick Truly worth.

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