Not Australia’s Most Wanted

Australia’s Most Wanted man, Brett Maston, is no longer most wanted – in fact he’s now "The Criminal Formerly Known As Most Wanted". They caught him over the weekend in Perth. Lucky the Victorian police didn’t get to him first or he’d probably have been shot.

But there’s something I don’t understand. Last week his face was splashed all over the newspaper and television, along with such phrases as "armed and dangerous", "do not approach", and "don’t mess with this cat". The entire population was encouraged to etch his face into their minds and upon spotting him, ring the authorities.

This week they show footage of him cowering under police guard, and someone somewhere has told them to explode his face under one of those mosaic things so we can’t see him! Why? You showed us what he looks like last week! I mean, all we have to do is dig out last week’s newspaper!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.