Alex and Allan by jamibann

Alex and Allan

This shot was taken in December when my son and I were up in Braemar. Allan is the local bobby, and is positioned here to deter those who might wish to speed through the village of Braemar.

Now then, can you believe that Allan was kidnapped last week? I read an article about it in the local press on Monday, and almost fell off my seat laughing when I heard our local councillor, Geva Blackett, on Zoe Ball's Morning Breakfast Show on Radio 2 yesterday morning pleading for Allan's safe return. Seemingly he was seen being loaded into a beige vehicle a few days ago. I do wonder if Allan will mysteriously reappear one day. His kidnappers must be feeling a little nervous with all the publicity about Allan's disappearance! But regardless of the outcome, Allan has certainly become a local and even nationwide celebrity!
Oh no poor Allan.. Our town had a fake horse thatvuse to turn up in random places. and he got kidnapped a time or two but use to always turn up..
January 27th, 2021  
Oh wow. What a great story though not so good for Allan. I love that he's a speed deterrent! A+ for the traffic/police departments creativity and now, kidnapped?! Crazy and delightful!
January 27th, 2021  
Poor fellow standing in the cold! Hopefully the kidnappers will sit/stand him by the fire and give him a warm cuppa!
January 27th, 2021  
Oh what a great story. Hope Allan is returned safely.
January 27th, 2021  
How funny! Great story / I do hope they return Alan safely!
January 27th, 2021  
Well isn’t that a great story Issi.....I have never heard of a pretend policeman before...an excellent way of deterring speed culprits. Poor Allan I hope someone is taking really good care of him...what you would call a ‘hot’ Bobby! Im going for a walk with Cathy & Connie later, I will tell her this funny tale!
January 27th, 2021  
Oh dear, poor Allan.
January 27th, 2021  
What a lovely story! This did raise a smile and I do hope he is returned at some point. I wonder where he is now....
January 27th, 2021  
Bep
What a great story!
January 27th, 2021  
Love the story Do hope Allan is returned for his important role..
January 27th, 2021  
What I really want to see is Allan running after a speeding vehicle! Ha ha ha! :)
January 27th, 2021  
Funny story......probably some teenagers pulling a prank. Allan will turn up again i will bet.
January 27th, 2021  
Dear of him....I bet he is pleased to be indoors out of the cold!
January 27th, 2021  
Well I hope the beige vehicle has working heating be a poor old Allan is frozen!
January 27th, 2021  
Also - Alex has lost his dog....
January 27th, 2021  
Funny story!
January 27th, 2021  
My Allan saw this story online and I thought of you when he was telling me about it!
What next?
January 27th, 2021  
Great story 😂
January 27th, 2021  
LOL - how fun (well, maybe not fun for Allan - you must keep up informed about his fate)
January 27th, 2021  
A funny story, he does look real!
January 27th, 2021  
He'll show up -- somewhere that will make people laugh.
January 27th, 2021  
@judithg Eagle eye! We were walking dad's dog, who wouldn't stay within the camera frame, so when editing, I cloned out the lead (badly), but not the handle! I never expected to use this image for anything, but couldn't resist posting it on 365 after all the publicity!
January 27th, 2021  
Funny story!
January 27th, 2021  
Oh that did make me giggle. I hope Allan turns up safe and sound. Maybe he'll send a postcard from somewhere hot and sunny if he managed to bypass the travel restrictions!
January 27th, 2021  
LOL
January 27th, 2021  
This really made me smile! Great story - come back Allan!
January 27th, 2021  
Great shot, great story. I hope he turns up soon
January 27th, 2021  
Too funny hope he turns up!
January 28th, 2021  
Poor Allan- I do hope someone brings him back. It's sad when people think that's ok to do- even if it's an innocent prank. Well, at least you have his picture if he never turns up again. Handsome son!
January 28th, 2021  
Haha! Probably someone thinking they are making a political statement of some sort.
January 28th, 2021  
I am laugh crying right now. hahahahahahahah. Poooor Allan!
January 28th, 2021  
A postcard must be made of this. Or a poster in town?
January 28th, 2021  
What a fun capture
January 29th, 2021  
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