Sunderland shopping centre insanity - burn them all!
If true, this is insane. A father in the North East was threatened with arrest for... actually, can you guess what for?
a) punching a horse
b) defecating in a nun's mouth
c) taking a photo of his own child on a coin-operated ride
Yes, the father was shopping at Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland, and seated his son on a coin-operated train ride. He took a photo of him with his cameraphone, and alleges a security guard ordered him to stop taking pictures, implying he was a paedophile for doing so.
I shit you not.
According to Boing Boing, when the father left the shopping centre with his child and wife, he was stopped by the police. The security guard had allegedly reported him as a "suspicious potential paedophile" and the officer threatened to arrest him "for creating a public disturbance". He was ordered to delete the photo of his son, which he didn't, and nor did he delete his photo of the security guard.
The link to the blog post by the father is down at the moment - it probably wasn't expecting the traffic put its way by Boing Boing. Regardless, common sense dictates he must be stoned to death for his crime against children. Dirty pediatrician.