Yesterday, Angela Power-Disney posted yet another puzzling story on her Facebook page; once again, the story is so patently untrue that it leaves us wondering why she’d even bother with it.
Here’s what she wrote:
As regular commenter JW pointed out, this story fails to hold water:
And in fact, here’s that 2011 picture, in its original context: Now, it’s hardly a criminal offence to borrow a picture to suit the story one is telling; we do that here quite frequently.
The problem with the story
However, it is most definitely a problem to make off with keys belonging to the Gardai, or even to say that one has.
If Angela’s story is true, the officers responsible for allowing Angela to take the keys will be in very serious trouble. Police are not allowed to let their keys out of their possession; there’s a risk that a criminal could cut a duplicate set of keys, just for example.
So if things happened as Angela describes, at least one officer’s job is now on the line.
And if the story is not true, Angela has just publicly called the competence of the police into question; either way, the Gardai will be deeply unhappy with her.
But the question for us is: why bother with this untrue tale at all?
Once again, all we can do is shake our heads.