Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Geoff Dornan- I reserve the right to do what I do harmlessly- Fined

This chap is a hero and has made me smile today.

71-year-old Geoff Dornan was hauled into court in Southport, England for endangering pedestrians by rollerblading on busy sidewalks.

Mr Dornan, who has a 2,075-person Facebook group devoted to him, is extremely upset because police have confiscated his skates. Police are upset because when they asked him why he does this he replied, “Because that’s how I roll.”


Oldrightie said...

He should be a gang member and shoot, stab, rape and beat people. He'd be on holiday in bloody Magaluf by now. With a police escort.

Dick the Prick said...

Dude. Looks a bit unstable tho.

Cato said...

Christ on a pair of skates!!
WTF is going in this bloody country?
I can't wait for the other prosecutions when everyone turns up and does a spot of blading!

Sue said...

I can't believe they actually caught him on CCTV! He looks pretty in control to me.. :)

Goodnight Vienna said...

Can I post this here? It's a Bill O'Reilly interview with Geert Wilders released yesterday.

Watch it and see our shame paraded in front of the eyes of the world

Spartan said...

He should have been wearing the V for Vendetta outfit ... that would've been classic! Maybe he will now ... :-)

The Filthy Engineer said...

They don't seem to do the same for the cyclists.

an ex-apprentice said...

"endangering pedestrians by rollerblading on busy sidewalks."

No sidewalks in Southport. Just paths. Or pavements, if you insist.

Would you be one of the American Guthrums?

Anonymous said...

Don't Hate The Skate...

Shame he couldn't have taken out a couple of chavs before his 2000 quid fine. I would have sponsored him.

love it.

Anonymous said...

Come on people - watch the video - admire the old codger for his skating ability by all means, BUT NOT IN A CROWDED SHOPPING CENTRE.

Ignore the posed picture - watch his antics on the video - it is dodgy.

Markbaldy said...

Yet another soft target for our police... if he was narrowly missing pededstrians then he should have got a slap on the wrists and that should have been the end of it.
It is an insult (yet again) to common sense that this old bloke who was trying to keep active in retirement was penalised more than a burglar... they just get a caution for a first offence - madness !

microdave said...

"admire the old codger for his skating ability by all means, BUT NOT IN A CROWDED SHOPPING CENTRE."

He didn't appear to "almost knock someone over" to me. You are just as likely (if not more so) to be barged out of the way by groups of arrogant kids, or women laden down with shopping. Good luck to him, I couldn't do that at my age (53), never mind 71! I'm sure the real reason behind the prosecution is that he is "not conforming", and must therefore be seen as a threat.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

The geezer was in breach of the by-laws, apparently.

Anyway, can't stop. Must catch The One Show - it's full of Windrush immigrants. Where the fuck is Carole Thatcher when you need her?

JuliaM said...

"I'm sure the real reason behind the prosecution is that he is "not conforming", and must therefore be seen as a threat."

Got it in one. It's because he refused to bow down to the cop that first stopped him that he's been hauled up in court.

He's appealing, and I hope he wins.

Harrithebastard said...

71 years of age, and doing the math this hardened criminal was born in 1936..ish , so was about 4 to 9 ... ish when ze Germans rained bombs down in the ' blitz '

So although the gentleman might have survived the hell and wrath of the Luftwaffe and ze Germans, he has absolutley no chance of escaping the ' blitz ' which is currently raining down upon not so Great Britain ( anymore ) from ... ze Lefties.

Incendiary bombs and 2000 lb bombs ... Pah , they have fuck all on the destructive power of ze righteous half witted third reich zanulabour mushy brained nazi brownshirted jackbooted know fuck all and understand even less i did not get enough attention when i was a child droid still breast feeding well into adult hood all hail the gorgon fuckwits?

Fuck em ... fuck em all !

Reimer said...

Christ, it's bad enough that people my age (40s) play computer games and talk like sit-com characters and stand-ups from BBC3 & C4, but here's this silly old sod pretending to be some despatch-twat from London.

Have some dignity, you daft bugger. In your case it appears that age is wasted on the aged.

anonemo said...

Those cctv clips appear to be speeded up to me. I wonder why they would want to do that?

Harrithebastard said...

anonemo said...
Those cctv clips appear to be speeded up to me. I wonder why they would want to do that?

24 February 2009 20:25

It makes the death process appear ' quicker ' than it actually is? one can die on ones feet , on ones knees , lying in ones bed at home , or on roller skates ... makes no difference to Ze Labour ? as long as you die !

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Any sign of the SkatRboiz getting down with Grandadz with a bit of support ?
" Grandadding Is Not A Crime "

This is nothing new though, of course, our meddlesome local authorities have been challenging each other for the 'ridiculous prosecution of the year award' for years. 2008 Results


Parking tickets


Better still, how about a raid by the Counter-Obesity Einzatz Kommando on the offices of the fattist Civic Enforcement Commisariat ?

K. McEgan. said...

As DNA is only kept on file til one reaches 100 he only has a few more years to go.Watch out in 2061 cos I'm gonna be a one man crime wave!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up, Geoff, by all means! Herbert von Karajan and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands went skiing well into their seventies. People do all kinds of sports at that age, and nobody minds. It may be just that for many people skating is associated with kid stuff, and that's what makes us look funny to them (I'm a skating pensioner in Germany). But never mind, I met an 81-year old skater here in Dortmund, Germany, jast year, who told me - same as you - that if they took skating away from him, he might just as well push up daisies. Best of luck to you!

Jo Perrey

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