His neighbors say that 40 year old homeowner Brian Sharp is a hero after he confronted a knife-wielding burglar in his home.
“Whoever did this is a hero in my eyes, they have done everyone down here a favour. “I hope they gave him such a good hiding he won’t think about going into someone’s house.”
Her Majesty’s Constabulary sees things differently. They arrested Sharp, who claims to have not laid a finger on the perpetrator, for assault.
Brian denies touching the burglar, but was arrested the following morning as the man suffered head injuries after leaving the 40-year-old’s home.
He claims the burglar may have been mugged, attacked by an accomplice who betrayed him or assaulted by a vigilante who witnessed the confrontation after leaving the dad’s home – but denies causing the thief’s injuries.
Despite his protestations, Brian spent seven hours locked up in a cell and had DNA swabs and urine samples taken.
Police even seized all his clothes – except for his underwear – and sent the stunned dad home in a red “suicide suit”.
Furious Brian explained the terrifying ordeal, saying: “I asked the burglar to leave and said, ‘Get out of my house’.
“He replied by saying, ‘If you don’t get back in the front room, I’m going to stab you’.
“Then he lunged at me and the knife came just millimetres from my neck – if I hadn’t moved back he would have stabbed me.”
Brian says the man then fled his home and claims he followed him out of the house for about 30 metres before returning to his property and waiting for police.
Much to Brian’s amazement police turned up at 8.30am the following morning to arrest him for allegedly attacking the raider.
He said: “It’s worrying but I don’t know why I was arrested. The police didn’t give me any reason at all.
“It was all just questioning on ‘how he hurt himself’ and whether I was ‘defending myself’.
“I said to the cops, ‘You can do whatever you want to me’. They took swabs off my hands, they took urine, they basically checked me over.”
As the Brits would say, “I’m gobsmacked!”. It is bad enough that the British Government denies the citizenry the right to keep and bear tools with which to defend themselves, it doesn’t even recognize the God-given right of defending one’s self from assault.
And the citizenry is fed up. While this travesty of justice cannot be blamed on Brussels, the Brexit vote is proof that the British people have had enough. As a certain band of British colonials once said,
“…in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation”
While I don’t believe that the unarmed British populace will actually revolt against the Crown and Parliament, when said entities prove unable to protect them they will take measures to protect themselves. After the 2011 riots, baseball bat sales increased 5000%. It is a travesty that they should be penalized for doing so.
In case you missed it: check out this video ride-along with the UK Anti-Knife Task Force. While it may seem like parody, it is unfortunately not the case.