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Si-Fly
Posts: 77
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:29 pm

Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 pm

Glad you got your board back mate.
Basically this knob, a fellow kitesurfer, picked up your board and legged it while your back was turned. As you sail from the kite area it would have been obvious to any kitesurfer that the board belonged to one of the kiter's on the water.
As the police have asked for his name best you let them have it or next time they won't bother taking an interest!
Give the scumbag a fright...might stop him doing it again!

Si.

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gilesb
Posts: 255
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:08 pm

Thu May 29, 2014 7:33 am

Si-Fly wrote:Glad you got your board back mate.
Basically this knob, a fellow kitesurfer, picked up your board and legged it while your back was turned. As you sail from the kite area it would have been obvious to any kitesurfer that the board belonged to one of the kiter's on the water.
As the police have asked for his name best you let them have it or next time they won't bother taking an interest!
Give the scumbag a fright...might stop him doing it again!

Si.

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Police have targets, they love being able to get a quick result. He took the board and would have kept it. Sounds like he deserves a visit from the local constabulary. Whether you have it back or not he still took it in the first place and made no effort to return it to it's rightful owner. If you don't give the police his name you are actually committing an offence yourself. They could do you for wasting police time or obstructing a police officer. Why put yourself at risk of this for some arse wipe who makes the beach a worse place.

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Dragnfly
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Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:54 pm

Thu May 29, 2014 10:42 am

I don't think the police would take action over this. They have to prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' that he stole it. He simply has to say he took it from the beach as he thought it was lost, and as a responsible kitesurfer was planning to post on various forums etc etc to find the owner - but then he got swamped in work/ was ill/ on holiday and didnt get round to it..... although he was still intending to do it. He therefore did not take it with the intention of stealing it at all. No real way they could disprove it with any degree of certainty.

Take, for example my old case when I got had by someone selling kit using a false name, false address and false foum id - and the police didn't do him because he said he had made up all those details because he had a bad reputation on the forum under his real name and no-one would buy stuff off him - and on the back of that shite they decided they could not prove beyond reasonable doubt that he had intentionally defrauded me. In comparison, your dude would have a walk in the park, on a nice sunny day, in flip flops.
crow
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Thu May 29, 2014 1:44 pm

Glad you got your board back fella, good news.

No attempt to report it and no apology what a scumbag, definitely report him- surprised he walked away from the encounter!!
bri
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Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:51 pm

Sat May 31, 2014 8:19 am

Crime must be on its arse where half of you lot live. I had a fella walk on site with a shotgun, threatening staff. When we reported it to the old bill the replied they never had the resources to deal with it and might get someone down that week!!
slingshot sy
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:02 pm

Sat May 31, 2014 9:52 am

I lost a board. Some scumbag found it, sold it then my mate bought it back on ebay 8 months later. I had the persons name and details and the police didn't want to know.
They couldn't have been less interested. The basically couldn't be bothered with it as it would never have gone anywhere.

If it doesn't get handed in or found by a respectable citizen you've got no chance. now I get to look at my old board while someone else uses it and there's nothing I can do about it.

karma will come round. shame there's no sharks in the UK.
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