do i look like a terrorist?

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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!

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  1. dominiqueb 95 months ago | reply

    whoah. that is intense. thanks for sharing it. UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE - esp.this bit : "let me off a 30 day jail term without trial."

    i am appalled.
    (where can i get my own silver grenade neck - laaaace?)

  2. mymsie 95 months ago | reply

    you're pretty frightening, but...a terrorist? you look nothing like one...If you need some reference on what one DOES look like...


  3. traceytakesphotos 95 months ago | reply

    Trying to define what a terrorist looks like, is like asking me to define what a gay person looks like. It's like looking for the criminal with the black and white striped jumpsuit, eye mask, bag with a dollar sign on it and a hook for a hand. Totally ridiculous.

  4. Jayel Aheram 95 months ago | reply

    Saddam Hussein used to hide in your beard.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  5. lomokev 95 months ago | reply

    pstarr well this post was spell checked buy kagey_b and he was also the one to took the photo

    potato potato how did you end up on dominiqueb the no fly list?

    dominiqueb "where can i get my own silver grenade neck - laaaace?" from rockcakes she makes them

  6. Paul Russell99 95 months ago | reply

    Questioning people for photographing parking ticket machines and possessing beards. What sort of country are we living in?

  7. DragonDrop 95 months ago | reply

    Ha! That's funny. Big brown beard prejudice in this day and age. Tisk. I don't know. I think all members of flickr should unite and grow big brown beards in protest. Especially the women.

  8. smokingcow 95 months ago | reply

    I only reported you because i thought you'd appreciate a rubber gloved hand up your ass! Sorry!

  9. SteveMcN 95 months ago | reply

    Didn't the 9-11 hi-jackers shave before their act of terrorism? If you wanted to take covert photos, wouldn't you use a cellphone? My beard has had me stopped by security for looking like a vagrant and shouted at in the street for looking like Father Christmas... time to stop and think, what has your beard done for you today?

  10. fleetingphotons 95 months ago | reply

    Glad you managed to keep your sense of humour over it! I'm glad!

  11. Guy Geva [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

    u look cute! and yes u do lokk like terrorist abite :)
    and I have the same 10 years ago it was fanny in a way :)

  12. loveacts 95 months ago | reply

    Men (and some women, why not?) should start to wear big, scary but sexy beards as a protest against this cases of sillyness and ignorance.
    And they should have notice in the first place that you look a lot more like

  13. dlemieux 95 months ago | reply

    are you fucking kidding me?? they will rue the day they let you go!!
    i want a silver grenade necklace too.....dope.

  14. P!ndaro 95 months ago | reply

    Good thing they did not see that naked picture of you from the burning man gig. otherwise you'd be grounded.

  15. sucka74 95 months ago | reply

    Build: Average.


  16. Marco "Click Click Click" Scagnelli 95 months ago | reply

    I reckon you should platt your beard in to 3 skin the head hair and then get your self a hells angel biker leather waistcoat : and then you can get done for being a biker

  17. roz prest 95 months ago | reply

    brilliant story. id love it if that person who reported you finds you on flickr & realises what they've done. how stupid would they feel. bet they thought they were being really 'vigilant' too & protecting the country. just goes to show how wrong stereo types can be. this really does tickle me...

  18. [ aboring ] 95 months ago | reply

    Ya. You kinda look like a terrorist. Stereotypically. This is classic. I love the silver grenade necklace charm.

  19. Rajiv Ashrafi 95 months ago | reply

    That's a scary thought. If you were an Asian, especially South-eastern, then I highly doubt you'd be posting your experiences here...

    The world has gone crazy!

  20. mattwillsonfire [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

    i'm still not convinced you are not a threat

  21. jon madison 95 months ago | reply


    you are a plagarist and a terrorist!


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  22. World of Oddy 95 months ago | reply

    Hilarious, but also disturbing and depressing. What a fucked up country we live in.

  23. ::sarah:: 95 months ago | reply

    Nah, you don't look like a terrorist...but you do have adorable beard ;-)

  24. jon madison 95 months ago | reply

    it looks like everybody & they momma has seen it but what the heck:

  25. smokingcow 95 months ago | reply

    Haha, nice one posting the digg submission - dugg!

    lomokev will take over the world! :)

  26. iluvpepero 95 months ago | reply

    that's outrageous! i've been to the paddington station too. so if you were leaving the edgeware station you would've just blended right in with no incident? are you going to *sue* them? if you were in the states you'd win millions for being *racially* profiled and harassed.

  27. iluvpepero 95 months ago | reply

    btw, you should submit this shot to the *dmu* pool since it's *beard* day! ;-)
    someone has *borrowed* your beard. wonder if they will be accused of being a *terrorist* too. ;-)

  28. phoneyman [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

    Man, the UK is t3h suck.


  29. Jackie S 95 months ago | reply

    Flipping heck! O_o

  30. [kren] 95 months ago | reply

    Kev Bin Lomo

  31. --Steve 95 months ago | reply

    This is your best line, "which is clearly the must have fashion accessory for all would be terrorist". I am sorry for your grief, but thank you for the good laugh. Be careful how you accesorize from now on!

  32. ♥ shhexy corin ♥ 95 months ago | reply

    you should be in prison... imagine all the people dying to bumsex you there

  33. Rosemarie Hughes 95 months ago | reply

    That'll teach you to have the wrong kind of facial hair.
    Wouldn't you love to meet the one who called the police?
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  34. knautia 95 months ago | reply

    but is the reason you haven't posted any pictures for 2 days because you're languishing in jail?

  35. Sazón Boricua 95 months ago | reply

    No! Sir you are my universal brother .

  36. Eleventh Earl 95 months ago | reply

    Wholly shit, man. I would never have believed this would happen under a Labour government. The world has been turned on its head.

  37. Account moved to 95 months ago | reply

    We now know the terrorist's have won.

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)

  38. k_negm 95 months ago | reply

    welcome to the new world.. the post 9/11 world that is.. what happened to u my friend, has become the norm.. it's a shame..

  39. Modest Janicki (Modest and Jill) 95 months ago | reply

    Oh wow... Sad commentary on our world today.

  40. illtillwillkillbill 95 months ago | reply

    Sad, but true. And still pretty amusing, I had one of those insidents as well - after Sep 11. Too bad I didn't ask for a search receipt.

  41. Lorenzo Benetton alias apolide 95 months ago | reply

    from a strictly style (Italian) point of view you really should cut that ugly beard... and that's nothing to do with terrorism ;-))

    on the other side a police should carefully look those eyes... and it makes me laugh... because it's crystal clear you perhaps never will kill even an ant ;-))

    however... if we put a turbant and black eyeglasses...
    may someone please photoshop him like a terrorist ? I want to laugh a bit more, ha ha ha !

    have a good weekend (fresh without beard...)

  42. Su℮ ❥ 95 months ago | reply

    The police must have a deal with a razor blade company, they must be losing business.

    Seen in some comments. (?)

  43. styler* 95 months ago | reply

    clearly you need to try harder next time

  44. Laura Mary 95 months ago | reply

    Love you Kev!!

    That's something to be super proud of.

  45. TimSinclair 95 months ago | reply

    fucking hell!!!!!!

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