Don’t Bring a Knife to a Beer Fight

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About a week ago, an attempted armed robbery of a convenience store in England was foiled by the manager, who flung 12-packs of beer at the robber with deadly accuracy until he gave up and fled. As you can see in the security-camera video below, the robber, armed only with a knife, was helpless against the manager's superior firepower:


Or as the headline of the report put it, "Robber flees after being pelted with lager."

The report also says that this video was removed from the original website at the request of police "as an arrest has now been made in this investigation," but it's available on other sites and I had trouble thinking of a legitimate reason why the police would not want it shown, so I've embedded it here. According to this follow-up report, the video had been viewed more than 50,000 times as of last Friday, and had generated hundreds of comments. Apparently, several commenters likened the manager to Donkey Kong (who also hurled things, but they were barrels, not 12-packs), while many other comments were said to "relate to the pros and cons of gun control."

Not sure this is a great test case for gun control, but I will say that you can have my 12-pack when you pry it out of my cold, dead hand.