Feeds

Police constable 1337 stunned by Lego lookalike

The Leet police dismisseth us

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

It's not every day that the Venn diagram covering law enforcement, tiny figurines and internet jargon crosses over, but today is such a day.

Reports have it that a police constable whose official number is 1337 has been gobsmacked to find that Lego have brought out a tiny plastic plod who not only has the same number - he is also as near to being a dead ringer for the real copper as any miniature figurine can realistically be expected to be.

We learn of the stunning enforcement doppelganger situation from the trenchant journalism of the Express, which discloses the gobsmackedness of PC Rob Thomas - of the Hampshire force, number 1337 - on finding that the latest Lego copper sports the same number as him.

"What are the chances?" ask our dead-tree colleagues.

Pretty much one in one, we'd say, given a police force using simple four-figure numbers and with 1337 or more constables in it. Though admittedly in this case there is also a certain similarity of moustaches.

Curiously, nobody involved with the Express story seems to have realised the connotations generally associated with the numeral 1337 when used as a word, which we'd guess may lie behind Lego's choice of number for their plastic plod*. ®

Bootnote

*It seems PC Thomas was alerted to the existence of his yellow numbersake by a colleague who collects Lego figures. This colleague, perhaps coincidentally, is a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer).

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.