Presumably this recent post from which I freely admit I benefitted by a few sticks of memory (thanks fellow skip diver!):
was blatant incitement.
He then searched me and my bag under section 1 PACE, on the grounds that I was acting suspiciously because I was "looking in the skip". Well to act suspiciously, I figure one has to actually know that you're about to commit some kind of an offence but there was no point in arguing with this nazi who was as bad as the worst of the cops doing searches at climate camp. His companion seemed slightly embarrassed by the whole procedure. This seems such an utter waste of police time that I'm left really wound up by it all. I'm now presumably occupying disk space on the police computer under dodgy-geezer-to-be-constantly-watched-in-future category. I was made to look like some serious criminal in front of the passers-by. I was threatened with arrest for contemplating reducing the country's colossal landfill tonnage. Over the years, I've pulled out loads of lead and other toxic metal rich computer bits from skips out of which I've built quite a few working PCs. Only last week and quite a few times over the years, I've relieved other skips of about half a tonne at a time of old roof tiles which are ideal for containing the raised beds on my allotment. Since they're made from concrete, the carbon footprint of all those tiles - should I have caused new ones to be made for me - is something like 20 tonnes of CO2. The landfill tax is about £16/tonne, so I've also saved each of those previous skip hirers effectively about £8 each as I created extra space in their skips for more building rubbish. Has anyone else experienced anything as daft as this? I'm herewith fessing to more acts of theft than I can possibly remember. Is there a lawyer offering advice in the house? Would there only be a case if the skip owner pressed charges?