do i look like a terrorist?

Do i look like a terrorist to you? Apparently one commuter thought I did so much he reported me to the British transport police for "looking and acting suspicious". Upon exiting Paddington Station I was followed by the police. PC 3957 ran in front of my cycle and told me that I was being stopped under Section 44 of the Anti Terrorism Act of 2000. PC 3957 told me of the concerns of the commuter, he had told PC 3957 that I was wearing combat shorts and a miniature silver grenade on my necklace which is clearly the must have fashion accessory for all would be terrorist, anyway, after a quick search he was satisfied that I was not a threat to national security and let me off a 30 day jail term without trial. Anyway, I know rights and asked for the receipt for the search, it makes classic reading. I have posted it to to my stream, check it out. my favourite bit is in description "OTHER:BIG BROWN BEARD"


The day will come when the British establishment will regret the day they let lomokev slip through their fingers!

  • Stuart Boreham 6y

    mauroguanandi Congratulations, you win the internet.
  • Kevin Meredith 6y

    mauroguanandi keep typeing
  • (deaf mute) 6y

    mauroguanandi should be on the next list of "Flickr Superstars", along with nyctreeman.
  • qlp_7op qlp 6y

  • S Migol 6y


    This section 44 thing has made me scratch the UK off my list off places to visit.

    Seen in the group"Section 44 The Terrorism Act" (?)
  • Edward Scoble 6y

    S Migol harden the fuck up, if little thing like that bother you, then you defintely won't go far in life!
  • Kevin Meredith 6y

    S Migol come on now you list can't be that long! i'm with edscoble on this
  • Master David Goodmen 6y

    TWO problems!:

    1) The terrorist telephoned the police, so that the police would look away from him!
    2) Well, duh, about the police. They are not allowed beards, so have it in for anyone who does!

    Or, they just want an excuse for a close look. That is a mighty damn fine beard you have!!
    Even as good as it is, it will improve with age. I look forward to seeing that!
  • Kevin Meredith 6y

    Master David Goodmen unfortunately it went a long time ago
  • Francis Mariani 6y

    Didn't a lot of Britain's Prime Ministers, a few Kings and some Queens have "BIG BROWN BEARDs"?
  • Kevin Meredith 6y

    designwallah not at the moment they don't
  • turgidson 6y

    To be fair you do look a bit like Shamil Basayev with the beard ;-)
  • Lucy Sanders 5y

    so di you actauly end up serving your jail term? its redulas!
  • Midori no Saru 5y

    The sentence is usually 1 month for every 2 inches of beard over the limit.
  • Levi Webb 5y

    every time this pops up in recent activity I smile.
  • Kevin Meredith 5y

    Lucy Victoria Sanders no jail time was served, all in all i was delayed for about 10min
  • Gordon Joly 5y

    Didn't I see you in Trafalgar Square today?
  • Kevin Meredith 5y

    LoopZilla no i was not there, besides i don't look like this anymore
  • heynorton 3y

    Yeah. A little bit.
  • gerreeeeee 6mo

    We live in a pre judgmental world. Sometimes we could not blame people for typecasting. It's difficult if not impossible to read minds. So, we judge others by the way they look and act.
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