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Brickbat: Hot Pursuit

In London, England, retired police officer Norman Brennan faces a £195 fine for hisefforts to stop a shoplifter. Brennan confronted the shoplifter outside a supermarket. When the shoplifter fled, Brennan pursued him in his car and helped catch him. Police fined him £130 ($164.20 U.S.) for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. That increased to £195 ($246.31 U.S.) after he refused to pay the fine. Meanwhile, the shoplifter faces no charges after the supermarket refused to pursue the matter.

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