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In Britain, guns were outlawed, so only outlaws have guns. Except for an unnamed 34-year-old man who attempted to rob a store in Cambridge, England. He apparently couldn’t get his hands on a real gun, so he threatened store staff that he would kill them — while holding up a photograph of a gun. The clerks didn’t feel terribly threatened: they called police, who quickly apprehended the man. Officers didn’t think he was much of a threat to society either: “He was released on police bail,” a police spokesman said, and ordered to return to face charges in two months. (RC/Cambridge News) ...The indigent man was promised appropriate counsel — a photograph of a lawyer.
Original Publication Date: 21 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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