91 year old batman

May 10, 2011

A 91-year-old special forces veteran has been told he has to stop carrying out solo night patrols on the streets of Waipawa.

John Bray used to drive around on volunteer community patrols with a companion, but decided to go solo after finding his sidekick, in his late 80s, kept falling asleep on duty.

Now he’s been told by the head of the local patrol that the national Community Patrol organisation does not want volunteers working alone, and Mr Bray can stay on the roster only if he finds a partner.

He feels he’s more than qualified to deal with Waipawa’s graffiti vandals and other miscreants, having served with the Long Range Desert Group, a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army, in north Africa in World War II.

For more than 10 years he has spent at least one night a month driving Waipawa’s streets, armed with a spotlight, fluorescent vest and a mobile phone, looking for suspicious behaviour.

He has no qualms about approaching people to ask them about their motives.

– The Dominion Post


You don’t mess with John Bray.
(note, John Bray is not actually in the picture. That’s how deadly this guy is.)

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