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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Prats of The Week - Sherborne Police

Ohh Err Missus, it's midweek and I have yet to award one of my prestigious, and internationally renowned, Prats of The Week awards.

Therefore without further ado, I hereby award it this week to the Sherborne Police.

For why?

Just ask Mark Ashley-Miller, who runs a gift shop (The Present Finder) in Sherbrone.

A year ago Mr Ashley- Miller began selling calculators that were shaped like guns. Someone recently saw them in the shop and complained to the firearms police.

Can you guess what happened next children?

Yes, that's right, the police raided Mr Ashley-Miller's shop/warehouse and confiscated 30 calculators and various toy guns.

The police assessed the 'weapons' to decide if they should be destroyed or returned to the shop, and have now decided that they can be sold and are to return them to Mr Ashley-Miller.

The £6.50 'gun' calculator has a calculator keypad on the handle and an LCD display on the barrel. The user has to pull the trigger to calculate their sums. Here is a link to the website where you can buy a Gun Calculator.

Technically Mr Ashley-Miller might have been in breach of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. However, given that he has been selling the gun calculators for almost a year, it is strange that the police have not warned him before about this or checked them.  

In fact 370 of the gun calculators have already been sold, therefore (in theory) a large number of families may be expecting a visit from the Firearms Police.

Anyhoo, the calculators are to be returned.

A waste of time and resources!

Sherborne Police, well deserving "Prats of The Week".

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  1. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Knowing the enthusiasm that the police have for shooting people who they think are armed, it makes you wonder who would be stupid enough to buy a ‘gun calculator’.

  2. We are the state, we have hi-viz.....Do as you're told or we'll 'ave you.

    Many of these crazy operations seem to be designed to put fear and confusion into the general public; could this be because a frightened and non confident population are easier to manage?

    Here are a few puns the media could have used in relation to this incident.....

    'Ello, 'Ello, 'Ello let's be adding you.
    Dividing a nation.
    Taking away calculators?
    State stupidity is multiplying.

    I am sure there're many more.