Persistent small time thief, Ronnie Allsop, has been detained and charged after trying to outwit an agility trained dog when snatching his owners purse.
"i thought I could get away with it" said Ronnie interviewed after being released on Police Bail yesterday, having admitting the theft, "she was a little old lady with a Labrador, and we all know that they are loopy. Dog and little old lady, that is".
"When the dog set off after me I first jumped over a fence into the Park, and into the Childrens playground, but the dog was still on my tail. So I leapt onto the see-saw in the KidZone, and ran along it, but he just followed me with great..er..alacrity. I ducked into a narrow plastic tunnel, like that Gaddafi geezer, but he was getting closer to my arse - out the other end and I thought my troubles were over when I spotted a group of street entertainers working in the park, who had a giant burning hoop that they were juggling with. Through that in one bound, but bloody Fido was getting closer. He finally brought me down at the Woodland Folks exhibition of Natural Structure Construction as I zig-zagged between bamboo poles."
Mrs Audrey Moffet said today "I am very proud of Fenton, he excels at this kind of thing, and to think that we nearly lost him when my son took him to Richmond Park".