|Heavily armed group steals equipment for 7-meters line!|
|Sunday, 06 December 2009 07:11|
Everything was going as planned as our two brave volunteers Le Pierre and Sofus took a break after having hung up kilometers of red blinking LED-lights to mark the SevenMeters water-rise if all Greenlands ice melts. But then...
They left the DKK 5.000 expensive ladder, their lamps, strips, stickers and police-permitions to get the heat in the cold dark winter weather. But as they were standing at the base camp eating Æbleskiver (doughnutty things) and drinking coffee and Gløgg (warm christmas wine) something unexpected happened.
A blue armored car drove up to the place where Le Pierre and Sofus had left their equipment, and 6-10 muscular, with guns and sticks and dressed for combat stepped out. ”I couldnt believe my eyes” says Le Pierre who could see everything ´from the 500 meters distance ”I thought they stopped for something else, but all of a sudden, the armored people start grapping our 5 meter latter and putting it in to their car, along with all our stuff for hanging up the lamps”. ”I and Johnny, another volunteer and film producer, immediately took a car to pursue the theifs, but as we got to the place where the things had been the car was all gone, along with all of our things”.
... OK maybe this story got out of hand. None of it is wrong, ofcourse, but to get the picture right, the blue armoured car was a police car, and the people stepping out of it police men. We still (Sunday morning) havents got our ladder back, and it seems that the the police itself has a really har time figuring out which unit took the stuff and why. We, SevenMeters, guess there is some logic explanation and that the police took it because they thought somebody would use the ladder to go up on the rail way or something. However it does seem wierd why they did not look at the police-permissions to put up the line, which they took as well.
It was a pretty odd experience to call the Police and report the missing items and telling them, they took it themselves. Though not yet discovering where it is, the police have been very helpful and nice in the case (and at other times when we’ve been in contack with them). They realise they’ve made a mistake, and we expect to get the ladder back today as we need it to hang up lamps around the lakes of Copenhagen.
This is it so far. Enjoy thus (hopefully sunny) day. I and 50 volunteers will go hang up LEDs-