Many red faces here at New Scotland Yard, as it was revealed that the hunt for Polish Stolen Car dealing crook Prawo Jazdy, which cost millions in taxpayers money, has been revealed as an absolute waste of time and money.
Jazdy was booked by traffic cops in locations all over London and issued with on-the-spot fines. But a keen eyed Scotland Yard administrator picked up on the alarming frequency with which Jazdy was being stopped, and the amazingly different make and model of vehicle involved.
The administrator took his findings to a senior Detective at the Yard who became quickly convinced that Jazdy must be the mastermind behind a vehicle-theft ring, and asked for permission to launch 'Operation Dogs Die In Hot Cars.'
Hundreds of traffic cops were inducted into the elite squad, and the hunt for Jazdy was on. At a hefty rate of overtime.
But it was Detective Chief Inspector Morse who finally got to the bottom of the mystery after flying to Warsaw to meet with The Chief Of Police, who had just popped out for a wiener when he arrived.
Acting on a hunch, DCI Morse asked a cleaner if she had ever heard of Prawo Jazdy. She seemed somewhat taken aback, so Morse explained that Jazdy was a Polish criminal mastermind operating in London.
The woman thought for a moment, before reaching into her purse and producing a card bearing her own image with the name Prawo Jazdy printed above it. Now it was Morse's turn to be astonished.
"This Prawo Jazdy is no criminal mastermind," she told him. "And I am not Prawo Jazdy. Prawo Jazdy is not a name. It is Polish for DRIVING LICENCE."
"Well fuck me!" Morse blurted.
At which point the Chief Of Police walked in with his wiener in his hand.
More as we get it.