Never Bring a Knife …
… to a stapler fight:
Next week, the British government will pass a law requiring background checks before each stapler purchase.
A robber high on drugs held up a bookies with a kitchen knife - then fled when a female clerk pointed a stapler at him.
Jonathon Ridley, 21, burst into a Betfred shop in Ryton, Gateshead and threatened staff with a knife as he demanded cash.
But when the manager grabbed a stapler and told him to get out, he was taken aback and left without a penny.