We’ve shared footage of the police doing some topnotch work recently, especially when it comes to tackling violent crime, but that’s not to say they don’t still leave themselves open to ridicule from time to time.
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London’ Regents Park Police shared a Tweet the other day bragging about the dangerous weapons they’ve recently taken off the streets of London.
What are some of those dangerous weapons? Regular kitchen knives, a knife sharpener, barbecue forks and… a old rusty spoon.
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
Naturally, Twitter had a field day with it:
That spoon though. 😂
— Richard Delingpole (@DickDelingpole) May 15, 2019
Who are the citizens you’re meant to serve and protect; Captain Crunch and Count Chocula?
— Jordan Laubaugh (@jordanlaubaugh) May 15, 2019
Imagine if that spoon fell into the wrong hands pic.twitter.com/MdeuOkw0OX
— Nathan Pedersen (@natepedersen23) May 14, 2019
One of those “weapons” is a literal spoon Thank god you are saving the soup and cereal.
— Michael Bergeron (@zerg539) May 14, 2019
Until you get every spatula, no one is truly safe.
— Terry Maggert (@TerryMaggert) May 15, 2019
First they came for the spatulas, and I did nothing.
— ItIsGoodToBeQueenOfSpring (@redandright) May 15, 2019
Cereal killer pic.twitter.com/NUSZWJ58zc
— Donut Operator 🍩 (@DonutOperator) May 14, 2019
No-one wants a repeat of the Regents Park dessert spoon massacre.
— Adrian Short (@adrianshort) May 15, 2019
Thank god! Regents Park Police have saved the sunday roast yet again.
— Griff (@GriffLlaregyb) May 15, 2019
The same police force was also ridiculed last year for confiscating pliers, scissors and a screwdriver:
— Regents Park Police (@MPSRegentsPark) March 16, 2018
It’s good to see the police hard at work and big up Regents Police for all the other great work they do – but you’ve got to expect a bit of flak after Tweeting that out.
Unfortunately the war on spoons doesn’t really seem to be helping reduce knife crime in the UK, no thanks to our justice system letting people like this go free.