Sunday, 21 December 2014

Tonic water tea leaf


Derby Telegraph reports on an opportunist thief who stole a bottle of tonic water.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a thief targeted a 93-year-old woman while she unloaded her shopping into her Derby home.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said a man entered the woman's kitchen and stole a bottle of tonic water while she unpacked her shopping.
Probably a scary experience for the old lady, but a bottle of tonic water? It sounds to me as if the thief changed his mind at the last minute, but who can tell? It's a strange world.

According to Wikipedia.
Under ultraviolet light, the quinine in tonic water fluoresces, even though it is present in a negligible concentration.

I'm sure Sherlock Holmes would have found a way of using that snippet of information to apprehend the thief. Not sure how, but I'm not the great detective.


Demetrius said...

The big question is what brand of gin is she on. At 93 and doing her own shopping it must be doing her good.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - makes you think doesn't it? I bet she has lots of butter on her toast too.

Michael said...

It's alimentary, my dear Haart...

A K Haart said...

Michael - it was a middle-aged man, recently returned from Burma, with a malacca cane, a pronounced limp and a bottle of Gordon's gin in his left hand coat pocket. That much is obvious my dear Watson.