Monday 29 March 2010

Shaken but not stirred

Absolutely nothing to do with cryptozoology, but it appears that it has all been happening in the town where I used to live. I was intrigued to read that a chap (a 30-year-old plumber) from Stamford in Lincolnshire had fitted a flamethrower on to the back of his moped. Although this is obviously not the best thing ever to be installed on to such a vehicle, I have to admit that his reasoning behind the 'extras' does touch a nerve. He was fed up of being cut up by other motorists, something we have all probably experienced and perhaps have even done ourselves on the odd occasion.

"Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an object converted to a firearm. He was released on unconditional bail."

This was the James Bond fan's third attempt at his moped modification - it would seem that the first didn't ignite and the second burst into flames. However, this last - successful - attempt has landed the chap into hot water.

Stamford is quite a sleepy town apart from the various annual events that are held there, so to hear of someone pottering along the roads on a moped armed with such a dangerous weapon conjures up quite a picture.

Personally I would rather stick to the Aston Martin DB5 and its hidden weaponry - now that was classy.

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