A man who’s been wearing the same flip flops with socks for 20 years was considered for a ‘crime against fashion’, but the police chief said he couldn’t bring in the law.
The Chief Constable for Northamptonshire Police, Nick Adderley, light heatedly said that too many staff working in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) would be guilty of the offence.
Kathryn Hall addressed the force on Twitter, writing: “Do you have a crimes against fashion department. My dad has been wearing these terrible flip flops for about 20 years, with socks, and Jeans that are too short.
“He claims hes staying home and alert but this really is a crime.”
In response, a force spokesperson using the account said they would bring the issue up with the boss, adding that they liked his jeans.
“Hi Kathryn, unfortunately we don’t have a team that look into crimes against fashion but we’ll raise it with @NorthantsChief for consideration”, they wrote in jest. “Your Dad might be starting a new trend though? We like his jeans in particular”.
In reply, chief Nick wrote: “I’m afraid half of our CID would be guilty of crimes against fashion if we brought it in!”.
One follower of the police account jokingly suggested the man be arrested for ‘causing harassment, alarm or distress’ (Section 5 Public Order Act).
Hi Kathryn, unfortunately we don’t have a team that look into crimes against fashion but we’ll raise it with @NorthantsChief for consideration.— Northants Police (@NorthantsPolice) May 22, 2020
Your Dad might be starting a new trend though? We like his jeans in particular 😉
Thank him for staying safe for us 😊 https://t.co/cQBMLnLGTG
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