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1-Legged war veteran comes to aid of mother and baby from 2 thugs……and he’s arrested.

June 15, 2008

Yes, because he was carrying a rusted truncheon (a retractable baton) that wouldn’t even open. Royal Navy veteran Stephen Beerling heard a woman screaming outside of his house at 2:30 a.m. He called 999, the UK version of 911, and rushed out to help the woman, grabbing the truncheon in case he needed it to defend himself or the woman.

He was able to talk to the 2 men harassing the woman and her child. Police arrived and arrested the men but also arrested Beerling for possessing the truncheon, which he hadn’t even removed from his pocket.

Thankfully, no charges will be pressed against this good Samaritan. Of course, in characteristic bureaucratic style, a simple, “Whoops, we really screwed up, sorry,” type of apology or explanation wasn’t issued. Instead, police released the following statement:

Kent Police and Senior Crown Prosecutor Janet Garnon-Williams said in a statement: ‘A decision has been taken jointly to discontinue the case as there is not a realistic prospect of conviction.’

How kind of them…….

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