Arrested, but not charged

on August 13, 2011

Just before the rugby game started (Mid Northern lost this time) I got another call from the police. The guy who wacked me over the head a few weeks ago has been arrested today. But apparently it's been the first time he's done something like that so he'll get away with an "official warning". At least it will stay on his record for the time being - I hope that'll teach him! The constable said next time he won't get the soft way out...

Oh, and guess what... that guy had the constable pass on his "sincere apologies" for "overreacting" that night... no comment...

The follow-up

New Zealand police has strange work hours... It took them four weeks to get back to me on the incident that happened at work more than four weeks ago. I would have thought cases of assault are solved faster but apparently not. Anyway... they finally called - 9am on a Saturday morning!!! My first weekend off in ages, I'm sick (of course) and tired in bed - and the police calls... Oh well.. at least they are now following it through and will get back to me shortly. Wonder if I will have to go to court. Here in New Zealand I get to do all these things I never had to do before - and actually could have lived without a bit longer...

Well... I'm off to watch a rugby game. About a year ago Philip's team won the championships (still not too sure which ones, need to update my knowlegde about local/regional rugby) and they made it back into the finals again this year. Should be fun =D