On the day of the Police concert, a handbag snatcher ran into the town hall by mistake and
Was arrested in time to the music.
When he was interviewed, he insisted the whole orchestra was in the wrong key and he didn’t really want the job.
The arresting officer who was also a conductor had moonlighted on the buses for years.
He agreed it was all in the wrong key and the handbag snatcher smiled and put down his snatched bag.
A week later the Met disbanded quoting artistic differences.
The bag snatcher was released and now works in a bag shop.
He says the whole incident was a nightmare and sometimes he still finds it hard to let go..