You can always rely on Germans to do the right thing

Backpackers might be getting a bad rap in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but finally they have been recognised for some of the positives they bring to Australia – doing crappy jobs no-one else wants, spending up on daddy’s credit card and, erm, ridding the streets of crime.  

Dr Thumbo was pleased to read a report on freenews.com.au which describes how German backpackers Toby, Paul and Ted (good teutonic names all) chased two large males who had attempted to rob a taxi in Glebe.

The group urged local residents and drivers to call the police as they gave pursuit, albeit from a safe distance, before losing sight of the offenders and returning to the scene of the crime.

The “shy trio from Berlin” have been in Australia on working visas for the last six months, but have been forced to sell their campervan and go home by new parking regulations being enforced in the area.

Sadly, this largely positive story was somewhat spoiled by the penultimate line: “Police are looking for two Caucasian men with fair complexions and Irish or English accents…”

3 thoughts on “You can always rely on Germans to do the right thing

  • March 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm
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    Hello? Is that you,Juan?

    And what a shame to end the ” All for one and one price for all” thread with all those censored posts….I mean, you even blanked The Stig! First appearance on Thumb,too…..

    I mean, this story above is a bit loose to pass muster,isn`t it?

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  • March 31, 2011 at 8:56 am
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    Which is why it appears in Dr Thumbo, our diary stream.

    Cheers

    Martin – Thumbrella

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