Like so many things I see in modern life, this is yet another of those stories that leaves me somewhat lost for words, perhaps I’m getting a little too old fashioned and not in tune with modern thinking.

The story concerns Marius Ciolac who was Romanian but was living in this country and it seems was running amok in a Derby Police station car park armed with a knife when Police tried to subdue him using a Taser, a baton round and a stun grenade, however it seems none of these had the desired effect.

A very sad story but one with a twist, apparently his sister who is eight months pregnant and is unable to travel to the UK said, ‘ Marius was clearly in the wrong, he was not innocent,’ adding ‘we heard that he had a knife on him. But why kill him?’

Whilst his family admit that this young man was not innocent and was obviously completely out of control endangering the lives of those around him whilst wielding a knife and after the Police failed to subdue him with enough force to take down a rampaging rhinoceros they sadly had to resort to a more drastic solution.

His sister also said, ‘my mum cannot really talk about it, she is very upset. We know there will be a large sum of money involved.’

Assuming this statement to be correct, I find this to be a very strange reflection on modern life that the family would expect to be paid a large sum of money for the actions of their son when it was his actions which ultimately led to his death, I’m not sure what more the Police could have done when faced these circumstances.


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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  1. adguru101 says:

    When these incidents occur, I always wonder: if the police HAD to shoot at all, why they wouldn’t merely shoot someone in the leg to bring them down.

    • I think the problem is that if they have tried a Taser, a baton round and a stun grenade and they still won’t go down nothing short of shooting them will do the job. I have seen film of people being Tasered multiple times and it has no effect, often they are on some very heavy drugs that simply override the Taser which is where the problem arises. If you shoot them in the leg and you still can’t put them down, they bleed to death, I certainly don’t envy the Police in situations like this at all.

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