How heros are treated in England.
A MAN who pulled an imitation gun on police officers who tried to stop him rescuing his wife from their burning home has been jailed for a year.
Gloucester Crown Court was told that David Collinson had been woken by the noise of the fire in December and, thinking burglars were in the Cheltenham building, had gone to investigate, taking the gun. Once outside his second-floor flat, he found three police officers, who had tried to get everyone out of the building but had been beaten back by thick smoke.
Collinson received a call on his mobile telephone from his terrified wife, still inside. As he tried to go back in, the officers stopped him. He produced the gun, pointed it at them and ran inside to rescue his wife and their dog. Afterwards he apologised to the officers.
Police had later gone into the flat and found a ball-bearing pistol and an air pistol.
A year in jail for doing what he had to do to be able to rescue his wife, and dog, from burning to death! Makes me ashamed of our country.