999: What is your emergency? Viewers were surprised to learn that one community referred to a serial offender, who is best known for stealing gasoline, as ‘Diesel Dick.’
The 14th series of the Channel 4 documentary aired Monday night and follows a team of police officers around the country responding to emergency service calls.
The first episode saw several policemen take to the streets in Doncaster, Sheffield.
However, in Rotherham around 1 a.m. PC officers Rachel Sharratt and Lauren Henderson were confronted by Colin, aka Diesel Dick, who is known for stealing gasoline from businesses and cars .
“He’s been doing it for years, he’s a nightmare,” they said before taking him to the detention center.
Colin said: “Some people know me as Diesel Dick.
‘They say I’ve given up diesel because I’ve appreciated that in the past. I prefer working at night. No one about you is seen less. I don’t go to bed until around four or five in the morning,’ he added.
At the end of the show, it was concluded that Colin pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 90 days in prison, two years of probation and no longer tagged.
“I’ve been alive for over a year now,” he said, “and I’ve started to turn my life around.”
Initially, fans were a bit confused about the choice of nickname but as the episode progressed, some quickly took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
“Imagine your criminal nickname is Diesel Dick, it’s almost as bad as The Wet Bandits,” one person tweeted.
While another appeared cheerful and wrote: ‘Diesel Dick, this episode is going to be better.’
Fans also praised the nighttime support worker, Sarah Birch, for comforting a call girl who had just lost her wife.
One person tweeted: ‘That lady, mental health support worker, what a star. “
‘Absolute gem of a very caring and compassionate call handler… Working alongside the police, I see how difficult it is behind the scenes that people don’t realize how difficult it is. how. .
999: What is your emergency? back next Monday at 9:00pm on Channel 4
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