23 Comments

  1. Heath
    2nd May 2018 @ 10:17 pm

    Well done Jonah, glad your ok, shame about your scooter but at least you have the satisfaction you rammed the scum off the road,,
    Think this is going to become more common (people taking the law into their own hands) as the law don’t seem to be to bothered about this sort of crime.
    Think I’d do the same, but it’s a big decision to make in a split second..

    • Mark Cordingley
      3rd May 2018 @ 7:24 pm

      Yes, I wasn’t going to let this opportunity go and miss my chance of getting my scooter back, I’d spoken to the police earlier and was told they can’t do anything because of the fear of causing a accident or fatalitie and was also told if I myself rode without a crash helmet around town nothing would happen to me,,, unbelievable

    • martin.kane.
      5th May 2018 @ 9:46 pm

      I followed the orange scoot through Stockport last week he was riding alongside a white gts, my wife even commented they don’t look like scooter lads next night read about the incident with Johna . I have just moved to Manchester and own and ride 5 scoots on a daily basis and work in the city .i hope those responsible are caught , sadly i work in custodial custody and if caught they will be given a light sentence hope Jonah gets his scoot back and the scum are duelly delt with

    • CONCHSCOOTER
      17th May 2018 @ 12:15 am

      I’ve lived in the US for 35 years and have never owned nor felt the desire or need to own a hand gun but what I see happening in Blighty has me disturbed. Zero police response and even though the police in the US have a rather negative reputation this incident would have seen a cop on scene immediately. Then there is the reputation Britain has for not allowing self defence when faced with criminal aggressors. It seems like you are being set up for more of the same and worse. Good luck.

  2. Alan Kneen
    2nd May 2018 @ 10:50 pm

    Got to be a Knighthood for services to the community.

    • Mark Cordingley
      3rd May 2018 @ 7:27 pm

      Justice Jonah scooter commando

      Yep, got a certain ring to it

  3. Nudger
    2nd May 2018 @ 11:23 pm

    Answers to those two questions are ‘yes’ and ‘yes’. I also expect the Old Bill to have a go at Jonah and sadly wouldn’t be surprised if they charge him with dangerous driving….but it’s time to fight back, so well done ‘fella.

    • Mark Cordingley
      3rd May 2018 @ 7:40 pm

      Thanks, sometimes in life it’s a case of no more it’s mine and I’ve worked hard for my pride and joy and lessons have to be handed out.

  4. TIMOTHY BROOKS
    3rd May 2018 @ 12:51 am

    My solution would be to have scooter bait traps for thieves, with a crew standing by in a Transit ready to act.

    Bundle the scumbag into the Tranny, Duct tape his mouth and cable tie his hands and feet then take him to a fly tipping site out in the countryside.

    Introduce the perp to trial by Lambretta toolkit. Fingers and toes being mangled by Harry Hammer and Mickey Mole Grip (all 24 digits in their case!) then stick an electrical screwdriver up their rectum so the bulb illuminates and take plenty of pictures and post them all over the net so he can be humiliated publicly. Then dump him on the pile of other fly tipped shit; MFI kitchen units, Irish Traveller tarmac mounds and bulk Polish brand soft drink containers. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    I would then expect to be included in the New Year’s Honours List (at last) for services to the community.

    Then again that’s just me. Gave up Buddhism for Lent.

  5. acolbert
    3rd May 2018 @ 9:09 am

    Good man, bigger balls than the twats that stole his scoot. Hope to see him in the New Years Honours List ( do something useful for once Theresa May) and not in court.

  6. JohnnyWalker
    3rd May 2018 @ 5:39 pm

    Jonah is an absolute hero, and will be getting a pint….(Oh, well maybe a pina colada with extra fruit) from me when I next see him.

    I love how slow the Law still is in coming to sort it out!

    • Mark Cordingley
      3rd May 2018 @ 7:31 pm

      Cheers pal, yeah could’ve turned nasteir but seen enough to try and stand my ground and fight for what is mine and send a message to these thugs that sometimes there may be consequences and if he’s got a sore leg then so be it.

    • Mark Cordingley
      3rd May 2018 @ 7:37 pm

      Thanks Johnny, prefer a bloody Mary if that’s okay, Police just contacted me over 24 hours since the incident and were surprised how vicious and dangerous the situation escalated into and will be calling to see me and take away the helmet to hopefully get some prints and DNA from it

  7. bn1966a
    3rd May 2018 @ 6:21 pm

    At least one of the scum is feeling the love

    • Mark Cordingley
      3rd May 2018 @ 7:38 pm

      Yeah and a slight limp and sore head I hope

  8. Mark Cordingley
    3rd May 2018 @ 7:32 pm

    Cheers pal, yeah could’ve turned nasteir but seen enough to try and stand my ground and fight for what is mine and send a message to these thugs that sometimes there may be consequences and if he’s got a sore leg then so be it.

  9. colin4255
    4th May 2018 @ 1:24 pm

    Well done Jonah for standing up for your rights. “Still waiting for the police” was the main thing I took from the article. Even when you put yourself in harm’s way to recover your own property, did they turn up and arrest anyone? No. Have they been to see you since? No. It’s no wonder these thieving scumabgs do what they do – they know they will keep getting away with it. It’s time the police actually fought crime instead of giving telephone advice.

    • Mark Cordingley
      4th May 2018 @ 6:32 pm

      When I spoke to the control officer from the police she said, ” wow that’s quite serious and should of been upgraded, I only deal with low grade offences,,, unbelievable.we will be in touch again soon.

  10. wintermod65
    4th May 2018 @ 8:33 pm

    Think the Manc police need a kick up the Maine road!! ok vehicle theft may not be high priority but assault by knives and baseball bats could have led to something way more serious for them to deal with and how much would that have cost the taxpayer if not turning up was due to penny pinching.

    think its about time Two wheeled rider organisations started making serious noises when its time for police and crime commissioner/ Councillor / MP election time. its clear that police forces seem unable or unwilling to act, when they need to wake up to this before more large urban areas are affected by this growing plague caused by these feral scum who are involved with more than just vehicle theft .

    Mind you if there was some collateral damage and one of the scumbags got toasted while avoiding arrest i and many others wouldnt loose any sleep but no doubt the scene would then become an unholy chav shrine with all manner of lowlife making pilgrimages to it.
    people used to say national service is what they need , but as ex forces i wouldn’t want to have served with them anywhere near me unless they were standing in for figure 11 targets !!

  11. whrichards
    6th May 2018 @ 9:09 pm

    Sorry to hear about this incident – hope you get your scooter back with both you and it in one piece.

    But the comments above are the main reason I don’t engage with the ‘scooter community’ at rallies or clubs – lazy police-bsshing and unchallenged racism? Really? I’m sure most scooterists aren’t that abhorrent but there’s enough to tarnish the reputation. Just my opinion though and I know I’m in a tiny minority.

  12. country frank
    9th May 2018 @ 11:48 am

    Good work in my books.

    Truth is the knives and baseball bats are so prevalent amongst ‘the villain element’ that you take your life into your own hands. Nothing is worth getting stabbed for though. Living in London and riding Lambrettas and a GTS i see the little scooter criminals everywhere, always on the look out for the next target. I carry a red dye spray [criminal identifier] with me in my belstaff top pocket. if i get done, they go bright red for a week..fair trade.

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