"The tree appeared to be stable and I think there were people walking under the tree in front of me. I decided it was probably the optimum route," she said in a statement read to court.
"I walked my dog under first and I followed. It was clearly open."
She added: "I don't recall seeing any officer on my side of the road and no-one tried to stop me from walking under the tree."Yes, of course, it must have been the fault of the police, and never, ever the people who decided to walk under the tree....
But since they get blamed for it regardless, is it surprising when they overreact?