Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Customer Service - A Model That Everyone Can Learn From....
Yes, another cop bashing thread.... Apologies.
AP's weekend event:
Waiting in a line of cars at an intersection with my trailer attached. Truck and dog combo comes around corner, but there's parked cars and he can't quite do the turn. Instead of stopping he comes barreling over the double lines in front of me, turns across my nose, and proceeds through the tiny gap. Except his trailer doesn't want to quite make it. So he turns his wheels and drives into my trailer, pushing it out of his way. WTF! So I hop out and approach him asking why he's got so little patience. He grins and so I ask him an obvious question "Are you stupid"?
Next thing he's chasing me with a winch bar! Says he's gonna show me what stupid means.
Now, cop shop is less than 30 seconds away so I head up there foot to the floor to report this guy. Cop wanders over casually, takes details, types into the computer for a few minutes, and says they'll get a car over from the next station (around 15 minutes away). Of course there's at least 4 cops in front of me and two cars out the front.
I wait, wait, wait and get pissed off and head back to the building site. Guy's gone. Later he comes back for another load, I get a rego and call the same cop. He says come up and report it. WTF? I say meet me at the building site.
So I take photos of the guy whilst waiting for the cops, no one turns up and the truckie leaves AGAIN! I go to cop shop and there's now at least six cops sitting on their fat butts and three cars out front. All within 30 seconds max drive of the crime scene!
So, I have to make a report, statement. Cop can't type to save his life and so I spend over an hour composing two pages of text. Then he wanders off, comes back and sends me to the scene with two cops in a car. Of course truckie isn't there so the two cops tell me that if he comes back call them and they'll come on down. I ask "which time do you ACTUALLY come because I've tried that twice". The reply (I heard these words three times during these events) is "We're doing the best we can". Then I get told to go back to the station because the statement needs some changes. I gave up.
I wonder why I bother at all, and I was so polite and restrained it isn't funny....... If anyone ran a business this way they'd be on the dole.
Look after yourself because cops will sometimes arrive AFTER the incident, if at all. AP now carries weapon in car to PROTECT himself. Cops promote crime by not giving a damn.
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