Help! Help! Security Vehicle Under Attack!
Call the Police
I live in a village where nothing much happens at all. People go about their daily lives in a quiet and respectful manner. However, recently, in the nearby town of Ludlow, a quaint market town full of charm and character, I was walking to the office where I occasionally help out when suddenly I heard, ‘Help! Help! Security vehicle under attack. Call the police’.
When I heard the automated, robotic voice, I immediately spun around and saw a security vehicle parked in a lay-by down the street and a guy, dressed in full security gear complete with a heavy-duty helmet, going about his vehicle in what appeared to be a normal fashion, and nobody took a blind bit of notice of the alarming message. A nearby café was half full of people enjoying an early morning breakfast, and they didn’t even stop mid-munch to see what all the fuss was about.
I went up the flight of stairs to my office and looked out of the window to see if I could spot any robbers running away with swag bags, but it was all quiet, apart from the incessant repetition of the message, Help! Help! You know the rest.
Anyway, I watched and waited from my vantage point (it was about 08:45) and a security guy was walking around the vehicle and didn’t seem to be under threat or in danger. So, I thought I’d better call the cops, as instructed, but by the time I got my phone out of my bag, I could hear a guy on the street below me saying, “There’s a security vehicle….” so he was being a good citizen and reporting the incident.
There was nothing else I could do except periodically check that there was nothing untoward ‘going down’ in the streets of Ludlow but what surprised me was that the people in the café had carried on eating their bacon butties and sipping their lattes and early morning cuppas without a second glance.
After fifteen minutes or so, the repetitive, robotic voice eventually stopped, the security guard got into the van and drove off and I couldn’t help but wonder whether he had pulled off the most brazen robbery ever, in broad daylight and in full view of dozens of people.
I guess I will never know.
I hope you are having a brilliant week.