(Photo: Noam, Jemima & Lila)
It was a fine Hogmanay--that's Scottish for New Year's Eve. In the town of Dundee, a Scotsman who had consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol travelled down a street on a Space Hopper--that's Scottish for a bouncy ball. He attemped to escape from police on his vehicle, but they caught up with him. The Scotsman quotes Jamie Shankland, a witness:
“He was running out from inside the tunnel when police stopped him.
“He looked very drunk and police had blocked the left-hand lane because he was on the road.
“I had to pass slowly and, as I did, I saw another policeman walking up the tunnel to pick up a red space hopper.
“I wondered what it was at first but then I saw the two wee horns sticking out the top.”
He added: “The look on the guy’s face was priceless - you could just tell he was thinking ‘what have I done?’
What the gentleman did is create a fine story that his family will repeat for generations to come.