Telepathy, crooks and good policing

‘STUIE’ SAYS GOODBYE: Leading Senior Constable Stuart Andrew of Euroa police is retiring after 20 years as a police officer in Euroa. PHOTO: Anthony Cini

ONE of the funniest things recently retired Stuart Andrew will remember from his time as a Leading Senior Constable in Euroa will be using the skills of Japanese telepaths to help him catch a burglar in town.

Mr Andrew was contacted by an old friend in the late 1990s, who worked for the director of a Japanese game show who had sent two groups of supposed telepathic contestants to Australia.

He said the contestants were dropped off on both sides of the country and had to survive and eventually locate each other using their telepathy.

“I was contacted and asked if they could assist us by using their telepathy to track down a ‘crook’ and collect reward money which would sustain them for another episode,” he said.

“Apparently they had been pestering Victoria Police media liaison about doing this because when I made enquiries (never expecting it to be authorised), I was amazed at their eagerness to have this go ahead in Euroa.

“They probably thought it was better than letting them loose in Melbourne.”

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