The Isles of Scilly Police and the case of the fried egg

This Facebook post by the police on the Isles of Scilly will make you smile.

The Isles of Scilly Police and the case of the fried egg

They describe themselves as "Like Heartbeat but less frenetic" and should get an award for their use of social media.

Last week, they had to deal with an attempted break-in at a local football club where a mysterious fried egg was left behind.

Colin, who seems to post quite a lot on their page, wrote:

"Somebody has forced open the door to the Football Club shed at the playing field next to the school. It is fairly evident that this was done sometime over Tuesday evening and most probably to get a football out for a kick around. Regrettably however the door was damaged in the process as can be seen in the picture with the bottom of the door split. There are few clues as to how this came to happen other than a fried egg was left at the scene.

"I will be attending school tomorrow to ask at assembly if anyone knows anything about this. We are just looking for the person responsible to own up and this can all be dealt with quite amicably which is the request of the shed owners.

In case you missed any of the salient points above I'll summarise:

- Low key investigation with amicable resolution if admitted.

- A fried egg was left at the scene."

Colin also warned criminals of the station cat, PC Mowgli, who can detect lawbreakers merely by looking at them and then alert his colleagues by waggling his left ear.

If you can't see the PC Mowgli post, click here

Colin is also on the trail of some "Booze Pixies" leaving a mess behind in a hide at the weekend.

If you can't see it, click here


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