British celebrity model Myleene Klass (yeah, I didn't know who she was either) was in her kitchen after midnight on Friday when she spotted a couple people looking in her window. With her daughter upstairs, and her fiance away on business, she did the first thing that came to mind: she grabbed a knife and banged on the windows.
Which, according to the Hertfordshire Police, is illegal.
The two teens — the British press said the peepers were teens, although they were never caught — ran off, and Klass called the police.
The Hertfordshire police told Klass that even in her own home, brandishing a knife is illegal, because it's an offensive weapon.
"I totally respect British law - but surely everyone has the right to self defence in their own home if they are in danger?" Klass said in a statement. "However, I was left shocked and surprised to be told that a private individual in the privacy of their own home runs the risk of committing a criminal offence if, out of fear for their own safety and their loved ones, they grab something with which they could defend themselves if an intruder enters their home.
True to form, Britain is giving greater and greater rights to criminals by preventing home owners and victims from protecting themselves. Pretty soon, British home owners and shopkeepers will only be allowed to defend themselves with a cabbage and a sharp retort.
Until the British politicians decide that sharp retorts can hurt the yobs' widdle feewings. I give it 6 months.
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