Well, here's a light in the darkness that normally fills a pseudoplod's mind. This one confronted a criminal on his own and chased said criminal over fields and woodland for three miles, while guiding police to his whereabouts. He took a risk. The criminal could have had an ambush waiting, or might have become tired of running and pulled a knife. Nonetheless, he caught the bugger.
This particular PCSO has put many real police officers to shame. We could do with some like him on the beat, with a real uniform on.
If only more had his attitude. Then the title 'PCSO' might not be quite such a joke.