A dog has been accused of a 'racist hate-crime' for pooing outside somebody's front door with the incident being logged by police because 'the victim perceived this to be a racial incident'.
This case is among the 2,500 reported hate crimes reported to and logged by the Met Police in 2015 and 2016 as uncovered by the Mail on Sunday in a Freedom of information request.
A dog has been accused of 'racist hate crime'. Credit: PA
The crimes have been described as 'petty' and 'undeserving of police time and expense' as some others include: an envelope being opened and resealed, an accident involving a car that was decorated with a remembrance poppy, a disputed 'line-call' in a tennis match, a dead rat found in someone's garden and a man telling library staff he was campaigning for Brexit.
Conservative MP and former special constable, David Davies called the incidents a waste of time to the police and called the public out to think 'more carefully' before alerting police.
He said: "This is part of the reason that police struggle to investigate serious offences such as home burglaries. People need to start thinking more carefully before they call the police."
Tory MP David Davies said the recording of 'non-crimes' was a waste of police time. Credit: PA
In the 118-page document uncovered by the FOI the description of the dog pooing incident was described and read: "An unknown dog has fouled outside of victim address and victim perceived this to be a racial incident."
Another incident claimed a 'suspects dog was barking at a victim' and many of the incidents logged were over car parking or minor crashes.
One entry stated: "Unknown suspect has reversed into victim's car causing extensive damage. Victim perceives to be a hate crime as she had a poppy in front of her car."
A man claimed that his neighbours were deliberately parking outside of his home to target him 'due to him being black'.
Some of the incidents were rather stretched as some arguments revolved around customers in shops, pubs and public transport.
On another occasion, a resident in a block of flats said that a neighbour was racially abusing them by 'smoking heavily'.
In a logged incident involving a person who claimed a bus driver gave them a 'racist look' and one woman who was thrown out of a pub for appearing to be 'drunk, aggressive and erratic' told police that she was only targeted 'because she is Polish'.
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