growing culture of street hooliganism amongst the over 75's is causing police
concern, our investigations show.
some areas, sometimes as many as twenty elderly gang members are congregating
on street corners and in shopping malls to cause what they refer to as 'rumbles'
gang member, Tony 'The Teeth' Jeffries, 82, of the Golden Years Tigers,
people just can't abide it when they are confronted by a gang of us Seniors. The
young'ens like to split us up, but this divide and conquer strategy has gone on
for long enough. We are prepared to take the law into our own shaky hands if necessary."
in the interview, Jeffries told us that in his opinion 'Young' means anyone under
the age of 73.
elderly gang member, who says he can remember the First World War, told us:
go out with my buddies on the street after my hot milk at about 4:30pm and we
like to shoot the breeze and tackle any other Hood that are out at that time.
So far we have our patch pretty much under control in the 4 to 5:30pm time frame,
which we decided to focus our attention on as it was convenient for most of us
and there wasn't much on television."
spokesman for the Chillin Fingers Gang, who claims the patch at times other
than 4-5:30pm, told our reporter:
have cut the old guys some slack. We have in any case found it increasingly difficult
to get our gang members to go out on the street at this hour. We much prefer the
darker, later hours."
elderly gang members are not expected to see 85 and gun crimes are predicted to
worsen, but this doesn't bother Jeb Humpreheys, 84:
the time I've tied my bandanna on my head and put my bicycle chain around my neck
there's no stopping me."