Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

In Britain, Knife And Dog Beats Plain Old Knife

"A knife-wielding robber's attempt to rob an off-license shop in Devon is thwarted by the owner's dog. Eve Watson, 55, and her six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cane, took on the intruder after he jumped over the counter with a Stanley knife demanding money from the till. The shop owner fought back by grabbing a nearby craft knife, telling the robber, 'so you like to play with knives, do you'. Mrs Watson then grappled with the robber and managed to pull down his hood, exposing his face to the CCTV cameras in the shop." The story ends with the dog biting the robber in the crotch, and the robber fleeing. There is video, if you are so inclined.

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Matt (#26)

In Britain they actually use action movie one-liners? I'm beginning to understand your obsession.

City_Dater (#2,500)

Cannot wait to watch EVIE & CANE: CITIZEN CRIMEFIGHTERS on BBC America next season.

By extension, knife / dog / crow beats everything.

Mindpowered (#948)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose

rock/paper/scissors for the Knifecrime island set.

jfruh (#713)

Can a KCI expert/resident explain what an "off-license shop" is? Does that mean that they're, like, illegal? Maybe the proper licensing authority should stop by and do some stabbing.

LondonLee (#922)


An Off License (or "Offy" if you want the correct usage) is a liquor store. They used to be part of pubs (like a shop next door) where you bought your booze outside or "off" the licensed premises (ie: the pub)

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Go Staffy! (Staffordshire Bull, that is. The AmStaff is illegal on Knifecrime Island.)

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