Two men arrested for allegedly stealing emergency power generators in earthquake-struck Christchurch have appeared in court.
The two men – 23-year-old Owen Anthony Jackson, a fisherman and Jed Wilson-Calver, 22, unemployed – were last night arrested after allegedly stealing three $6000 emergency power generators.
The generators, donated by TelstraClear, were being used to power roadside cabinets fed up to 500 landline and broadband customers.
Both were denied bail and remanded in custody to reappear on March 28.
They have probably been remanded in custody to protect them from being tarred and feathered then stoned to death. Instead of custody couldn’t some stocks be made from some recycled timber that is lying around all over the place.
The two skin-headed men waved offensive hand gestures at photographers and court staff and media present in a makeshift courtroom at the Christchurch Police Station.
Actually the stocks IS too good for them…back to gut-shooting I think.
Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty said they would rather be focusing on finding the missing and supporting the injured and homeless but police will take a hard line against thefts, looting and profiteering.
Not as hard line as Genghis Khan would take, which given the circumstances would be acceptable.