An 80-year-old Dundee woman locked herself out of her flat. Nothing unusual, some of us have done that more than once I should think.
Margaret Andrews of Moncur Crescent had gone shopping on Strathmartine Road (less than a ten minute walk) and was on her way home when she discovered her keys were missing.
When a community nurse arrived for a scheduled visit she told Mrs Andrews to call police and two officers were sent round to help.
The police drove to Mrs Andrews' son's house at the bottom of Albert Street - a five minute trip from Moncur Crescent - to collect another set of keys and they were soon able to let Mrs Andrews back into her home.
But her ordeal wasn't over. "One of the bobbies said to me that I would get a bill, which I knew, but I didn't think it would be that much. I didn't want to worry about it so I've already paid it at the post office."
The cost of Tayside police's assistance? £261.
Update 17 November: It seems, whoever reported this incident to the Courier, didn't know the full story. The Courier never checked the facts before publishing but have made an effort to do so now. You can read the true story here.