Knife crime in the U.K. is a serious problem, but still, we can’t help but be amused by the photos police post of potential weapons they’ve taken off the streets … and from people’s gardens (hey, that garden trowel could have hurt someone). Last we checked, the police in England were encouraging citizens to report if they saw something “suspicious,” like someone buying knives or hammers from the hardware store.
We guess these knives weren’t necessarily found during a weapons sweep, but a charity shop did turn over all of the cutlery it had in stock.
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 pic.twitter.com/GNfxZd6iGd
— Regents Park Police (@MPSRegentsPark) May 14, 2019
The best part is, if you look closely, you can see that they also managed to take a rusty spoon out of circulation for proper disposal.
Is that a spoon?
— Jake Thompson (@ChaserJake94) May 14, 2019
Imagine if that spoon fell into the wrong hands pic.twitter.com/MdeuOkw0OX
— Nathan Pedersen (@natepedersen23) May 14, 2019
That's one dangerous looking spoon. ?
— Fumper (@FumperLand) May 14, 2019
I keep my spoons and butter knives locked up in a sealed container like a responsible spoon owner. You never know when they could start flying around the house and murdering people. Stay safe all.
— Luke Gilfillan (@LukeGilfillan1) May 15, 2019
God this is embarrassing.
— Nick *insert check mark here* (@noneleft3me) May 15, 2019
It's hard to imagine that this is not a parody. There is literally a spoon in that pile.
— Code_e (@crookscode) May 15, 2019
I count 2 sharpeners, a spoon, and 2 forks.
— Jones Superior Racing (@TristianJones28) May 15, 2019
Half of those are bread knives.
— Red Lane Pouncer (@RedLaneAcademy) May 15, 2019
Did you get the melon baller guys? Good work cracking the case!
— GeorgianBaySunsets (@SunsetsBay) May 15, 2019
Damn, it’s a good thing you ninnies collected these. Someone might have cooked a roast and had a dinner party.
— 680x0kern (@680x0kern) May 15, 2019
Wow what bravery. Someone could have filleted a fish with those
— Dennis D. Hicks (@DennisDHicks) May 15, 2019
And now an entire restaurant is closed.
— TheActualCurmudgeon aka King Saggy Balls (@AcuteCurmudgeon) May 14, 2019
I really, really want to believe that crooks in the UK hold up convenience stores with fencing foils.
I imagine they also wear top hats and monocles.
— ThirstyMayor (@thethirstymayor) May 14, 2019
It's more common than we'd like to admit to the outside world ?
— Portsmouth Crypto (@PortsmouthBTC) May 14, 2019
I don’t feel any safer. I think the guy next to me on the bus is packing a spoon ?
— Dan P Scan (@DanPScanlan) May 14, 2019
Bless you and bless your officers.
My mother got killed by a spoon wielding thief.
Thank you for putting your lives on the line.
— Phelan @ PCD (@phelan_hobbs) May 14, 2019
The spoon looks rusty, was it considered a tetanus risk?
— Faugh Queue Baizuo (@Indians_Streak) May 14, 2019
I actually have some of those exact types of knives in my kitchen right now.
Not to mention the amount of spoons I have and those are the real killers. You could poke your eye out if you forget to remove them from your mug before taking a sip.
— Tanerion (@Trepgyeo) May 14, 2019
When I was in prison I was allowed to use variations of everything on that table to prepare and eat my meals. Very sad to see the UK is now less free than a Canadian correctional institution.
— ex-Inside Trader (@insidertrading_) May 14, 2019
When did spoons become dangerous? How long before someone has to fill out a form to buy a silverware set from a store?
— The Supreme Leader of the People's Glory (@jon38218117) May 15, 2019
This is a joke, right? Somebody tell me this is a joke.
— ?Faerie Dogmother? (@CarolinaLuWho) May 14, 2019
Good job getting that spoon off the streets
— Boston joe (@ramadiroach) May 14, 2019
Until you get every spatula, no one is truly safe.
— Terry Maggert (@TerryMaggert) May 15, 2019
My grandparents had that sword style letter opener in the 70's.
— Is there pie? (@wallyworlderca) May 15, 2019
Thank you officers, I'm thankful for the fact that I no longer have a functional kitchen in Clown World.
— Tanner's Dreamscape (@WhollyNewMind) May 15, 2019
We do clearly need sensible knife and spoon regulation here in the United States like you guys do. Great work making the streets safer!
— Chris Kvamme (@RealCkvamme) May 15, 2019
When you've just kinda given up on being a sovereign nation and are signaling that someone, anyone, should come invade you. https://t.co/uf0VqHI3BL
— Ordy's Amish School of Coding (@OrdyPackard) May 15, 2019
You mock, but in the right hands… pic.twitter.com/HZqecWhuCA
— Dolomyte (@Dolomyte_) May 14, 2019
“You may take our spoons, but you’ll never take our freedom!” pic.twitter.com/7h1nJLA5HH
— Tom Hastain (@hasty) May 14, 2019
Every day I’m thankful for 1776 and the Revolutionary War.
— Victory or Death (@IncognitoMeems) May 15, 2019
God bless the revolutionary war.
— Phillip-Atlañta (@JrRay5) May 14, 2019
OMG: Take a look at these 'weapons' found by British police during a sweep https://t.co/XeB9CPaCA8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2018