Scumbag window washer intimidating drivers

The NZ Herald is reporting more troubles with window washer scumbags:

Police are now warning motorists not to pay window washers and to stay in their vehicles if approached.

Why aren’t the police warning windscreen washers they’ll be systematically rounded up and run out of town?

Why isn’t the council dealing with it as well. They are unlicensed hawkers.  

Police said one of the men was found with property allegedly stolen during a burglary of a house on Great South Rd the night before.

Says a lot about windscreen washers.

Police have recently started arranging for service stations to have window washing brushes marked or engraved. When the marked brushes are found in the possession of window washers, officers will look to charge them with theft or receiving stolen property.

As does that.

Continuous patrols around the affected intersections are ongoing, and where possible, police will try to move the window washers on. Window washers under the age of 17 will be returned home or to school.

Rubbish. A reader who emailed me about this story called *555 about a windscreen washer getting in the way of traffic and squirting cars on the Thursday before ANZAC weekend. They didn’t want to know, and redirected his call to the Auckland Council.

But the real kicker is this statement:

Police said a 17 year-old Takanini man has been charged with burglary and assault with a weapon. The two other men were later released by police.

So a 17 year old is a man now…unless the Media party gets on their side then they are a poor hard done by teenager.


– NZ Herald

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