Nanny State

Samurai Knock Over Gas Station


You knew this was coming. As U.K. bans on weapons grow stricter, crime doesn't decline, it just gets more creative. Three guys with swords robbed a gas (sorry, "petrol") station in Lancashire on Sunday:

Police were shocked by the degree of violence in the robbery, which netted the raiders £250 in cash and cigarettes.

Sgt Andy Lawless, of Blackpool police's robbery squad, said: "The man working in the garage has received a nasty cut to the back of his head which required several staples in it at hospital.

"At first the guy behind the till has had a go back and tried to fight off the offenders, possibly not realising at that stage the swords are real."