03 October, 2013
The Lego Policeman Real Life Coincidence Story
An amusing coincidence story today.
There's a new British Lego policeman doing the rounds. This is how Lego describe him:
"The Constable is an old-fashioned sort of policeman. He doesn't use a fancy squad car or motorcycle. Instead, he patrols the cobbled streets on foot, twirling his baton as he walks his daily route. He knows every law by heart, he always keeps his uniform neat, and he only takes off his helmet in the presence of the Queen."
Oh yes, and the Lego policeman has a number. He's Police Constable 1337.
By coincidence, in Hampshire, England there is a real PC 1337 Rob Thomas and he's an old fashioned Bobby. What's more, his colleagues have noticed that he's a double of the new Lego policeman!
PC Thomas describes their reaction:
"When I clocked in for my shift, there was the little Lego fellow waiting for me in my work tray. I think the likeness is amazing, especially with the matching moustache.
There's been a lot of banter about my resemblance to this old British bobby. My colleagues have been sending me lots of emails with photos of him attached.
One of the lines I've had is, 'if it was a life-size figure they'd need more moulding of the plastic, poking fun at my larger physique.'"
Lego say it's all just a coincidence and Rob's family say the whole thing is hilarious. His wife, Sandra, thinks it's highly entertaining having her husband immortalised in plastic!
I believe the Daily Mail were first with this coincidence story.
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