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What was the aggravating factor in this "aggravated burglary" rap? Being naked?
New Zealand police were last Friday led a merry dance by a prisoner who gave them the slip while en route to court in Whakatane, on the country's north island. According to the New Zealand Herald, cops twice cornered 34-year-old Werimu Rangi Hauraki following his escape, but on both occasions the dreadlocked, six-foot fugitive …
Aggravated burglary, that's what the article says - committing burglary (basically entering a building as a trespasser to steal or inflict grievous bodily harm or rape). taking with him a weapon of offence, imitation firearm, firearm or explosive. In other words, whatever his colour (many maoris are white skinned by the way) or state of dress, it's a pretty nasty offence excused by no amount of political correctness.
Subdueing a naked, violent man is not as easy as some inexperienced nitwit may imagine, added to which this chap was, it would seem, large, strong, fit and rather keen to get away. Lucky not to be in USA or he would have been controlled rather differently, probably for good.