I quite like Victoria's Police Chief Commissioner, Simon Overland, but jeez, the man needs to get out more.
Speaking at a public forum, Overland advised Indian students to 'look poor'.
I see a lot of Indians in Melbourne. They look pretty average to me. Normal. Not dressed in Prada. Not dripping in diamonds or Cartier watches.
Every second person on our overly crowded public transport has a visible iPod or some other device - increasingly laptops in open use.
That's fine for those white folks, I guess. It's only Indian students who, according to Overland, "look" outrageously rich and up for mugging by openly flaunting the luxury of having an iPod.
Having suggested that Indian students should wander the streets looking poor, Overland coupled this with the advice that they should avoid living in poor suburbs.
These are the same Indian students who, for the most part, factually speaking, are not being mugged or bashed in a statistically notable fashion.
Also not showing up in the victim statistics are truckloads of rich looking - or actually rich- folk, of any hue or ethnicity.
All the same. Overland is a total dipstick.
He's lucky no-one stole his iPod, watch and Nike runners as he left that gathering.
BTW: number of Australians murdered in India in the last decade - ten.
Look poor to avoid being bashed