A police force in the UK has been ridiculed for bragging about fighting knife crime by confiscating a spoon.
Regents Park Police said that a local charity shop had handed over a collection of potentially dangerous weapons to prevent criminals buying them.
“Yesterday we conducted weapons sweeps, dealt with a person injured from a van reversing on them, reported a burglary and collected all these from @scope charity shop who diligently didn’t want them to get into the wrong hands & disposed of correctly & safely,” said the police force in a tweet.
Eagle-eyed observers soon noted that amongst the trawl of deadly weapons, most of which were cooking knives and letter openers, was a spoon.
That’s right. With violent crime soaring and street gangs becoming more vicious, police in London are confiscating spoons.
“They CHOSE to include the spoon,” commented journalist Tim Pool. “They could have just left it out. They really do think spoons are dangerous.” more here