Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dan The Terrorist

(Okay I'm up at 3 again.)

Probably the most funniest thing that happened on the worldwind tour was in March. One of Dan's relatives was giving us a guided tour of the town and he took us by a prison where one of his daughters currently works.

Now being the snap happy tourist that Dan had been throughout the day he hung out the passenger side window and began taking photos of the building. Unbeknownst to him was a lady standing out the front of the building looking at us do our slow driveby.

I didn't think much of it until a couple of hours later when we had made our way back home that someone in uniform was knocking on the door.

It was two police officers!

"Excuse me sir," they said to Dan's relative, "but are you the owner of this vehicle." They pointed to the car we drove around in.

"Yes," replied Arnold.

"We have received a report that someone was taking photos of the prison today. Would you know who this may have been?"

By this time Dan had poked his head around the corner to see what all the noise was about.

"That was me!" he admitted.

Both cops then entered the house and began questioning Dan, as well as some ID which he produced.

It was at this point that I began thinking maybe I should wrap a towel around my head and introduce myself as Dan's friend Muhammed bin Allah!

Thankfully though the matter was taken quite jovially and when they left we all burst out into laughter.

Our only regret being that we didn't take photos of the officers!

Although at the end of the day it did cause me to wonder if we were likely to receive any visit from the military police considering Dan was taking photos at an air base in Stamford on the same day!
Thankfully no one with AK-47s knocked on our door!

3 comments: said...

Very interesting... Shows once again the expansion of the 'big brother' policies around the world. What can you do? I suppose this is the direction that the world is going at the moment.... :((

danish said...

*shakes head* Wooow.

Thank God you guys didn't get brought in for further questioning or anything~ must've been kinda scary at first, eh?

Glad they were cool about it... I know sometimes they take cameras, which would have really, really, REALLY sucked, what with Dan having his ridiculously awesome camera and all.

Fiona said...


LOL @ your last couple of posts.

I've been AWOL for quite a few days, so have only just caught up.

Glad you had a good time, Ryan, it's always good to go away and all the little "mishaps" along the way make it that bit more interesting.

Pleased everything was clarified easily though, it could've just as easily gone the other way!