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Devon Shopkeeper Tells Hooded Thief: ‘Either Use The knife Or Piss Off’

by | 5th, July 2011

WE join the action as the hooded thugs enters The News Shop in Fisher Street, Paignton, Devon. Owner,  Brian Hammond, 68, is there. The thugs pulls a a six-inch “butcher-style” knife. He wants the money from the till.

Mr Hammond replies:

“Use the knife or piss off.”

The thief choses option 2.

Hammond tells us:

“I came out of the store room and he was standing there with the knife. He demanded money from the till. I thought he was joking until he came around behind me and I knew he was serious. I picked up a screwdriver, which was on the counter and told him ‘either use your knife or piss off’. To my surprise, he did.”

We now know: screwdriver beats knife. Had a another man been there with a baseball bat, we could have seen the birth of a new game, a modernised version of rock, paper, scissors…



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