The BBC reports the story of man in Cornwall who has been threatened with arrest due to having an ‘annoying’ garden gnome:
“Now police have served Mr MacKillop with a notice for “placing a garden gnome with intent to cause harassment”.
Mr MacKillop, 46, was woken in the night by two officers who warned him that the gnome was offensive to his neighbours.”
Interesting to see that the neighbour who has complained about it is a ‘former policeman’. And, reading this, you may suspect that the gnome is naked or obscene in some way. But no, it is dressed in a police uniform.
There does seem to be a certain theme running through this story.