Saturday, 28 June 2008

Wanted - Dirty Theif

In the grand scheme of stupid and bloody awful people, one girl out there is scoring high. She wouldn't be out of place on stage with Jeremy Kyle, and would probably be on a show entitled "My babies dad could be any one of these 50 men, my dad is really my brother and my child is addicted to heroin. DNA test please!". At least that's the impression I get from her. After all, you've got to have some pretty big issues if your entertainment comes from stealing at funerals.

I say entertainment, because this girl looked to be enjoying herself. There were three funeral wakes happening at the pub around the corner from the crematorium, and a couple of hours in, this girl was hanging around the mourners in our section, dressed in black, even sitting at tables with the guests. Not that she went unnoticed; a few family members asked each other who she was, commenting on her presence as she hung around.

When my mum realised her bag was missing, she immediately started looking around for it. One of the girls behind the bar noticed, and went over, asking if she was worried about her handbag to which my mum replied "Yes, it's gone, it's been stolen". The bar girl explained that two girls had been hanging around for a while, eyeing up her own bag, which she'd moved. She'd seen them go into the toilets about 5 minutes ago and offered to go in with my mum.

Sure enough, they got to the toilets and saw two sets of feet beneath the cubicle door. When they came out, my mum and the bar girl confronted them, blocking the way out.

"You've got my bag. You've got my purse, my cards, and the CD of music from my mother's funeral. I need it back. The police are on their way. If you give the bag back, we'll say no more about it."

One of the girls started getting aggressive, saying she didn't know what my mum was talking about. I'm guessing when her friend handed over the bag, claiming she had just been 'checking nothing was missing', she felt a bit silly. Mum checked through the contents of her bag and purse. The credit cards had been removed, bunched up, then returned. A sympathy card had been folded over and stuffed back in again.

"My cash. You've got the cash."

At this point one of the girls barged past my mum and out of the pub. The other girl soon followed. They'd got £25 for their troubles.

The police turned up a couple of hours later, and on the eve of her mum's funeral, took my mum and a family friend to the station so they could look through a book of potential Jeremy Kyle applicants to try and spot the culprits. You have to be 100% certain, so they didn't pick any one out, but the story didn't end there.

The next day, whilst clearing out my grandma's house, a close friend who had been at the funeral remembered that she'd been taking photos at the wake. Sure enough, on flicking through the seven or so pictures on the camera, up popped a photo of two family members talking. I zoomed in to the background, where there was a girl, dressed in black and a trademark chav chunky gold necklace, one hand holding her hair, elbow sticking out behind her head, lips pursed together, looking straight into the camera and pouting.


And here she is, looking rather pleased with herself, moments before she picked up my mum's handbag from the chair in front of her, and took it away to rifle through it. How dumb can you get. So if anyone in the Cottingham Road area of Hull sees this stupid girl about - do the sensible thing - throw something heavy.

18 comments:

London-Lass said...

O dear :( Although that is a photo of a crime in action ... Maybe there could be some sort of mass photo publishing of this girlie on all our blogs (perhaps with the headline "Pass This On - Thieving Skank On the Loose") and see where that gets us .. Blogging Power 'n all that. Your poor mum though .. even at funerals it would seem you're not safe from the scum :(

James said...

That is very sad indeed.

Scumbags.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Ah this is when you need the Mail on Sunday isn't it? They'd find her and do all sorts of nasty things to her.

What a horrible thing to happen though. But then again it was Hull.

rosiewishes. said...

Wow. At a funeral! How evil (and dumb) can you get?
I take it the police have that photo now?

pinkjellybaby said...

Ooooo start an email going round and set up a group on facebook.....go on!

Skinny Girl said...

What a fucking skank. I hope that she gets what is coming to her.

blueskies2day said...

Wow, that is audacity to the max. They must have known there was a funeral and specifically planned to gatecrash and steal! That's so awful, I hope you and your family weren't too upset by it.

The Unbearable Lightness of Banishment said...

This is, of course, awful, but you have to have a bit of envy for someone who is so stripped bare of any sense of shame. Imagine how liberating it must seem to not second guess your most shameful acts and to not carry the weight of a moral compass.

Clarissa said...

Your mom has balls. (Meant with the utmost respect!). Confronting the little bitch while she's supposed to be mourning! That is moxy. Your mom is cool.

I would definitely post the bitch's pic if you wanted to organise a campaign ... are we allowed to do that? I'm supposing you have sent the pic into the cops?

Hugs to you and your mom.

Wibblechick said...

That is the lowest of the low. These girls obviously make a living from hanging around and stealing from mourners who have, quite rightly, other things on their minds.

Hope your Mum is ok.

Ella said...

That's beyond disgusting, even for jeremy kyle scum. Hats off for publishing the photo xx

Homer said...

Shame on her, the heartless witchy little slag. She'll get her comeuppance one day no doubt.

Time traveller said...

Has she no shame??? She's hidious.

Did you hand the photo into the police?

nuttycow said...

Evil so and sos.

AFC 30K said...

what a minger.....

going through life like that is possibly a suitable punishment.

theperpetualspiral said...

What kind of person would do that at a wake?

I think it is fair to say that the best part of the thief dribbled down her mothers leg just prior to conception.

Blue soup said...

What a nasty piece of work. And she looks really grubby. She wouldn't be out of place walking the streets.

Can you not pass the photo to the police?

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Apologies for late response on this one...been a bit hectic since then...

Thanks for all the comments and yes, she was a dutty ming mong skank who obviously makes a habit of loitering at funerals.

We passed the photo on to the police as soon as we found it (well, we had to take a photo of the photo as it was on someone elses digital camera) so the quality is only as good as you see on this blog. But they have it and hopefully she'll get spotted by them, or if not at the very least, banned from the pub where she appears to frequent.

Fingers crossed she gets a rather nasty fungus infection, eh?

 

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