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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Only in Britain...

Shopkeeper throws cup of tea at robbers in Wythenshawe
Armed robbers ran off empty handed after a shopkeeper in a grocery store in Manchester threw a cup of tea at them.

Wielding a kitchen knife and a pin-hammer, they burst into the Superfreeze store on Hollyhedge Road in Benchill and demanded cash on Friday.

The 58-year-old threw her tea at them and they ran off.
Gun laws in England being what they are, it's a little hard for thugs to find decent implements to rob with. Granted, these were quite deadly, but up close and personal. Congrats to the pluckiness of the clerk. However, since guns are rampant here in the US, and I don't drink tea, I don't think I'll be using this manoeuvre any time soon. (I don't think a cold Diet Pepsi's going to do a thing.)

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