This story is from a few weeks ago, but it is a rather interesting one.
On Good Friday (March 25), a group of kids and their families gathered together for an Easter egg hunt in a field in Capel, a town in the England county of Surrey. However, their fun was disrupted when two men committing a burglary nearby drew a police helicopter. CNN reports:
With a chopper buzzing overhead and two men suddenly racing across the field, those in the group quickly realized they were witnessing a police pursuit. The kids dropped to the ground and lay out in an arrow-shaped formation to point the authorities the right way.
“The children quickly formed an arrow on the ground in the middle of a plowed field to guide the helicopter in the direction of the fleeing pair,” reads the police statement. “The helicopter crew relayed this information to officers on the ground and a short time later two men were arrested.”
“I’m sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search but the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable,” said Sgt. Paul Sochon of the National Police Air Service.
Two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested in connection to the burglary. They were both released on bail until the investigation resumes on May 13.
This situation brings new meaning to the biblical passage, “And a little child shall lead them.”