A TV Licence man is being treated for severe shock after knocking a door in West Belfast which someone then answered, it has emerged.
The enforcer, working on behalf of the BBC, was treated by paramedics at the scene after collapsing on a doorstep in the Turf Lodge area.
38-year-old Licencing Inspector Harry O’ Callahan was patrolling the West Belfast housing estate this morning when he got the surprise of his life.
“When I knocked the door, never in my wildest dreams did I expect anyone to answer it”, explained Harry while wrapped in a blanket.
“Normally when I approach the door I hear the bastards shout ‘quick hide, it’s the TV licence man’. Then a family of twelve hides behind the sofa”.
“But this morning much to my amazement, a young man answered the door. I think I must’ve passed out or something cos the next thing I know two paramedics were crouching over me”, he added.
The inspector’s call was answered by 27-yr-old Jehovah’s Witness Chucky Russell.
The Games Workshop employee told us why he felt compelled to answer the door.
“I know only too well how it feels to watch a family of twelve try to hide behind a sofa rather than talk to you”.
“I guess I know what it must feel like to go canvassing for the Green Party come election time”, claimed Chucky.