Cops break up Kinect Boxing bout
Neighbour calls in domestic violence report
Eight Swedish cops last week stormed a couple's home in Uddevalla after a neighbour reported five people beating up a woman. It was a false alarm - they were just playing Kinect Sports.
One Robert Johansson, 25, was actually throwing punches in a virtual boxing match with his buddies and told Swedish-language tabloid Aftonbladet: "It felt awkward when the police came in and asked who was beaten. We felt rather stupid sitting there on the couch."
A spokesman for Gothenburg plod regretted the misunderstanding, but said they had to act immediately given the reported nature of the incident. ®
No need for regret.
"A spokesman for Gothenburg plod regretted the misunderstanding..."
What misunderstanding? Genuinely concerned (albeit misinformed) phone call from a neighbour about a 5 on 1 kicking. Plod leap into action and race round there immediately.
Being a Brit, I'm impressed they showed up at all. And on the same day!? WOW!
Fuck it! I'm moving the family to Gothenburgh.
Felt awkward when asked who was beaten.
So, the girl won then.
I second the move to Sweden
Not only are the police force prompt, but the houses have rooms big enought to play multiplayer Kinect games with out taking a sledge hammer to dividing walls.
In this country plod would only be there quickly if someone had reported a presence of a gun.
Mind you they would probably sit outside the house for 4 hours once they did arrive.
"In this country plod would only be there quickly if someone had reported a presence of a gun."
Hardly, some bloke found a gun in the street and the plod told him to bring it to the station.
Presumably so they could charge him with possession.
On the other hand if someone had complained that he was called names then the plod would have been straight round.