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Bundled into a police van…just for giving his girlfriend an innocent peck on the cheek…(Scotland)
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:20 EST, 7 March 2014 | Gavin Madeley

Posted on 03/07/2014 10:57:26 PM PST by Olog-hai

When Robbie Mullen planted an innocent peck on his girlfriend’s cheek over Sunday lunch, he never imagined it would see him bundled into a police van and warned about his behavior.

Mr. Mullen’s romantic gesture offended one diner so much that she complained to staff, who then asked the civil engineer and his partner Natalie Potter to move tables.

When he refused, the 43-year-old said he was “shocked” to see four police officers arrive and march him outside where he was told he was not welcome in the restaurant. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: affection; antibreeder; heterophobia; pda; scotland; scotlandyard; uk
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Bundled into a police van…just for giving his girlfriend an innocent peck on the cheek in a restaurant
No PDAs in Airstrip One, sorry. Takes away from BB luv. Call thinkpol speedwise.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:57:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Makes sense ...... If the girl was 10 . lol


2 posted on 03/07/2014 11:02:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai
They refused the requests of management to move to another table.

Sorry. No sympathy.

3 posted on 03/07/2014 11:14:01 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat
Management ≠ God. Their request was unreasonable, catering to the actual people that ought to have been ejected. On top of that, they were not told to leave, so calling the police was excessive.
4 posted on 03/07/2014 11:16:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Something else happened here. Maybe these two had out of town accents from a Scottish area that is not liked by the majority there. Or the older couple just happened to be long time customers. Big over-reaction, and an easy way to lose new customers. Maybe Barack and the ‘gang’ can stop by this place during their second or third post spring break vacations. Somebody might even get to kiss the Blarney Stone.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 12:10:57 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Olog-hai

NO DOGS SHOT so I am OK with this

Don’t they have any shoot worthy dogs in Scotland?


6 posted on 03/08/2014 12:31:57 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Olog-hai

If it’d been two men kissing, there would have been no arrest or order to “knock it off” or even “move”.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 12:47:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Unless it's further on in the story, why has no one picked up on the obvious;

"Mr. Mullen’s romantic gesture offended one diner so much that she complained .... "

Who's this offended ONE ?

8 posted on 03/08/2014 1:42:02 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf
OK ... I went and read it and it seems Mr. Milquetoast's wife found him anyway.

Someone should put Mr Milquetoast on suicide watch ... he CAN'T be too far from losing his grip

9 posted on 03/08/2014 1:47:17 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I smell a Muslim.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 1:47:38 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Olog-hai

Pigs.

To use a term invented by an English civil servant.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 2:16:37 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai
"A Brewers Fayre spokesman said: 'Having spoken to our team members at the Crooked Glen, we are satisfied that staff acted appropriately in this instance. 'On the day in question two customers sat down, uninvited, at a table where another couple were already dining. 'Having interrupted the couple's meal, they then began behaving in a way that other diners found excessive and inappropriate. 'Following complaints to staff, they were asked to move to another table, which they refused to do. 'They then started using abusive language towards other diners and staff, at which point the police were called. The incident was dealt with at the scene and no further action was needed."

The restaurant's side of the story puts a different slant on the incident and why the police were called.

12 posted on 03/08/2014 3:12:26 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

The cops came because the restaurant owner called them. The owner had the right to ask them to move to another table, and the guests had the right to refuse. The owner did not have the right to call the cops over this.

The cops should have had enough sense to dismiss the whole affair.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 3:48:08 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: GeronL

Now if he had his knickers down around his knees and he was hugging a male friend from behind who also did the same, well! they would both be on abc’s good morning america as courages heroes and an inspiration to us all.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 3:51:44 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Olog-hai

A bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck will get you bundled in the patty wagon.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 4:36:55 AM PST by bgill
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To: Olog-hai

I suspect there was more to it than this. The Chuck-e-Cheese family restaurants in the US frequently get brawling parents and police calls.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 7:18:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Truth29

Big difference between that and an uptight person complaining about a little kiss. Now the only question I have is whether this restaurant has group dining like some bed & breakfasts or if they just plopped down where there is no tradition of sharing a table with strangers.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 7:56:53 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: knarf

The offended woman is the one who didn’t like that her husband let another sit at their table in a crowded restaurant.

The “police details” later in this article appear to be purely from her perspective claiming that the couple just grabbed seats at the table without asking permission (”uninvited”) and set loose to liplocking (even though it was a peck on the cheek).


18 posted on 03/08/2014 8:40:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: I want the USA back

People in the article took surprise that 4 officers responded when they can’t even manage one for their own police calls.

And the officers eventually DID do the right thing by not charging the man (or even arresting him).

The couple should be comped a meal for the inconvenience if they are expected to ever return.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL

Scotland Yard ain’t what it once was.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Olog-hai
The trouble started after the Dunfermline couple went to The Crooked Glen restaurant at Fife Leisure Park in the town for a family meal with Miss Potter’s five-year-old son, Charlie, last month.

Miss Potter, 40, said they left Charlie in the soft play area and as the restaurant was busy, asked if they could share a large table nearby occupied by a lone man so they could keep an eye on the boy. When the man was joined by his wife, Mr Mullen noticed that she ‘wasn’t happy’ to find she was now sharing her table.


And now comes the truth of the matter....
21 posted on 03/08/2014 11:22:28 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: P-Marlowe

Nah, just stupid woman. White by all accounts. We have stupid white people here too, lol.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 2:21:33 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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