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Remember the TFL thread on banning smoking? Update- this guy votes "no"

Discussion in 'Legal' started by 2dogs, Dec 30, 2002.

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  1. 2dogs

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    Smoker expelled from pub returns with gun
    By Sally Pook
    (Filed: 28/12/2002)


    A customer who was asked to leave a pub returned wearing a balaclava and armed with a gun which he pointed at the chef.

    The man had been told to leave because he was smoking in a non-smoking restaurant area. He returned an hour later carrying a pistol and sneaked into the pub kitchen.

    Dane Turner, 28, the chef at the pub, said: "I was in the walk-in fridge and turned round to see a man in a balaclava pointing a gun at me - about two metres away.

    "I said: 'Is this a joke?' But he said: 'This is no joke.'"

    Mr Turner, who has worked at the Brook House Farm pub in Swindon, Wilts, for four months, said the man blocked his way out.

    "I spun him round against the wall, grabbed his arm and then pinned him to the floor. Then three other people came in and sat on him until the police arrived."

    Police arrested a man on firearms offences. He was being questioned yesterday.






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  2. cuchulainn

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    That's one brave ... and lucky ... chef. I don't know that I'd try to take down someone pointing a gun at me.

    And BTW, why don't they just write "ski mask"? I guess balaclava sounds more scary.

    Or maybe they didn't want to victimize skiers ;)
     
  3. Neal Bloom

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    I agree the chef was lucky. He had to cover two meters to get to the gunman. Don't know if smoking was the reason for the gunman to come back through the kitchen.
     
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    This story illustrates that a gun isn't the Magic Power Talisman (TM) that this BG and the gun-grabbers think it is. Kudos to Dane Turner for fighting the man, not the weapon.
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    One fast and lucky dude.
     
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    There's plenty of talisman-think on our side too. :(

    Then again, maybe this was one of those replica guns we keep hearing about.
     
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    But wait, there must be some kind of mistake.

    Handguns are illegal in England, so there's no possible way this person could have a handgun; therefore this story never happened.

    Right?

    DJ
     
  8. BamBam

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    Typical smoker.

    P.S.
    Why was he wearing a Greek pastry on his head?
     
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    Was he also wearing a Cardigan sweater with Raglan sleeves?
     
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    I'm telling ya- it's worth posting these things just so's I can read the replies- the brain power in this forum (to say nothing of humor) is astounding.:D :D :D :D :D
     
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