A curious incident is said to have occurred during the Lewisham riots that may keep Government experts pondering for quite some time... the sale of alcohol. TheBigRetort exclusive...
The place: Brockley Cross, London SE4
The time: Just the other day actually
Durng the riots, a shopkeeper was unsurprised when he saw a young guy saunter in, lean down, and then pick up a four-pack of beer.
However, it was what his 'usually friendly' and 'long time' customer then went on to say that left him totally 'stunned'.
"I'm taking these!"
"Oh," the shopkeeper responded with a smile as the guy headed for the door without paying, "do you want to open a tab?"
The young man looked back, paused for a minute, and then delivered his anarchic coup de guerre: "No. I'm taking them! And there's nothing you can do about it!"
And with that he was gone.
"The silly thing is he's been coming into my shop for years! And he'll be back!" the bemused shopkeeper opined.