26 October 2011

MURDERER

WE WENT TO THE PARK TO HAVE LUNCH WITH LESTRADE AND THERE WAS A MURDERER AND I CHASED HIM AND HE GOT CAUGHT AND NOW HE'S LOCKED UP FOREVER AND I'M GOING TO CATCH MORE MURDERERS LIKE LESTRADE DOES.

AND MYCROFT WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME KICK HIM EVEN THOUGH HE HAD KILLED SOMEONE AND LESTRADE TACKLED HIM LIKE RUGBY AND THEN THEY WERE ON THE FLOOR AND IT WAS REALLY MUDDY AND JOHN WAS FIGHTING THE BAD PEOPLE WHO WERE ON HIS SIDE BECAUSE THEY WERE TRYING TO GET LESTRADE AND EVERYONE WAS LOOKING AND PEOPLE WERE CALLING THE REAL POLICE IN UNIFORMS EVEN THOUGH LESTRADE IS REAL POLICE TOO BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE A UNIFORM AND PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW AND THEN WHEN THEY CAME THEY ARRESTED HIM AND HE WAS REALLY ANGRY AND HE SAID LOTS OF WORDS I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SAY.

BUT NOW HE'S LOCKED UP AND HE CAN'T MURDER MORE PEOPLE AND THAT'S GOOD AND WE DID THAT AND IT WAS FUN AND I WANT TO CATCH MORE BAD PEOPLE AND JOHN AND I SHOULD GO TO WORK WITH LESTRADE EVERY DAY TO HELP HIM AND MYCROFT TOO WHEN HE'S NOT AT SCHOOL AND THE DOGS.

22 comments:

Desert Wanderer said...

Holy cow, Sherlock! Is everyone alright? What a lot of excitement for a lunch!

P.S. well done, Mycroft. Way to keep your wits about you.

Thirdbird said...

Wow! How did you know he was a murderer?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Things I wish I had known before today - Sherlock can lipread.

We are all okay, thanks.

REReader said...

Whoa, Sherlock! That's quite the adventure--good job, you! Now, if you could please take a deep breath and slow down a bit...or maybe let Mycroft or John or Lestrade use the phone...and tell us how you knew that was a murderer, for starters?

Oh, boy, is everyone okay? (Not including the murderer.)

REReader said...

Lipreading, huh? I'd REALLY love to hear the whole story--it just gets more fascinating... :D

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Sherlock, you have to say 'alleged murderer' or 'someone wanted for questioning regarding a murder', because he hasn't been convicted.

Especially when you're writing on my blog.

Everyone's innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

RR - I'm a bit busy. Hopefully John will provide a more coherent version.

John H. D. Watson said...

Heh.

There's a slightly more coherent version up on my blog now.

Sherlock said...

But I heard Sally say after that he was definitely the Word I'm Not Allowed To Say that did it!!

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Well, we think we have very very strong evidence to support that, yes. But it's still up to the court to pronounce guilt, not us.

Sherlock said...

Well I still think he did, he looked mean. And there were bruises on his knuckles even before he tried to hit you so he hit someone and that's not nice.

REReader said...

Sorry, Lestrade--didn't mean to imply you should drop everything and tell me now now now (but reading back, it did come out that way).

So now that I've read John's account, I will respond to Sherlock here as this is HIS blog post, and to everyone else over on John's blog.

Sherlock, good for you and three big cheers for not just standing by when there is evil (an old-fashioned by accurate word) about! And, yes, I'm going to follow this with some squelching adult things, but do NOT think that I mean it to take anything away from the fact that it is wonderful that you went and acted to catch a (probable) murderer, because I don't, okay? So you have every right to feel good about that, and it surely is a wonderful career to have, to protect good people by catching and putting away those that prey on them. (As Lestrade does.)

But. (Yes, ick, a "but.") You have the right instincts, but you have to train yourself--and I know some people might say you're too young, but I know you are smart enough to start teaching yourself this now--to plan things out a little before acting. Because if you find a murderer and then he hurts you--or, being that he is already a murderer, kills you--he'll end up still being free, you won't have stopped him from continuing to kill people, and you won't be able to do anything to stop him, being that you'll be in hospital or dead. Not good. So, for now, before acting, think FIRST about what will happen if you do what you want to do. And if John or Lestrade or Mycroft is around, ask them if your idea is good, or if they can help you. Help is often necessary, as it was today--it took all of you to catch your killer, right?

And the him-being-free-to-keep-doing-evil bit will be true even if you do catch him but mess up evidence or do something that will make problems on the law side. Because there are all kinds of legal rules--like the one Lestrade said about calling someone a murderer before a court says he's a murderer--about what has to be done to make sure a criminal is allowed to be convicted or even arrested and held, and if the rules are not followed, the criminal will go free and keep hurting people.

And yes, that sounds stupid--and a lot of the rules sound even more stupid. But the rules grew over time and are meant to protect innocent people, because our societies decided that it is better to let some criminals go free rather than put some innocent people in jail (or in the US, than put some innocent people to death), so we have rules to make try to make sure that doesn't happen so much. So that's another reason to ask someone who knows the rules before acting, and maybe to start learning the rules.

And this is a very long comment, so I'm going to stop now. And YAY, Sherlock!

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Sorry - don't mean to sound abrupt. As you can imagine, this report took quite some explaining!

Danger, on my way home to you. Should I bring anything? We can both be fixed if you use your bruised hand to hold ice on my knackered elbow...

Lawless said...

Sounds like everyone had quite an exciting day. Now I'll go take a look at John's blog for the longer explanation.

REReader said...

Not to worry, you didn't!

Oh, ouch. You'll both be a sight tomorrow when the bruises come up...well, think of it as bragging rights. :) I hope it all heals up quickly.

John H. D. Watson said...

L - no thanks, Mycroft's making pasta, and he's got everything he needs for it. Has your super seen the report yet?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

My super said he thought I was Sherlock's DI (yes, he remembers that phonecall very well), but it now seems Sherlock might be my Sergeant. He probably hasn't stopped laughing yet.

Cheers Mycroft, you're fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Greg - I'm relieved to hear that everyone is all right after that lunch surprise, and that your DCI seems to be looking at this with amusement than anything else. Also, "I just rolled in the mud" is nothing to downplay when you're doing it with a suspect. I'm glad he wasn't armed with a weapon.

Mycroft - You're a great big brother, you know that?

Sherlock - I know you're excited, but the next time you're really happy, could you still not post in all caps? It's rather alarming to look at.

John - Perhaps you can teach a self-defense class in your down time? Or volunteer to teach one at the local college?

*hugs* I'm glad that everyone's all right

~A from NW

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

A - well yeah, I was rather hoping some nice officers in stab vests with batons and cs spray and everything would come an arrest him.

But hadn't planned on our special little megaphone in legs. Or the fact his mates might not like me arresting him.

Nony Mouse x said...

Holy capslock Batman! Sounds like you lot had an eventful day :D Lol!

REReader said...

Holy capslock Batman!

Hahahahaha! Perfect!

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Sorry about the capitals. Just believe me when I say he was far more excited than that shows, if you dare to imagine such a thing.

Nony Mouse x said...

Hahaha, nowt to be sorry for, I think I'd probably have been the same at Sherlock's age :) Just glad everybody's ok! x

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