If you’re a parent, one of the lessons that should be imparted to your kids is that, by and large, policemen exist to help those in trouble. If there’s danger, we tell our offspring, find a policeman or policewoman, because they will know exactly what to do to help.
Another thing you’d ideally pass down is common sense.
Police in Bolton, England, hope that you, as a child, absorbed the first lesson from your folks but maybe not the second attribute. Witness: