and the police actually served a purpose other than filling out paperwork and harassing the innocent,
The youths approached the kitchen window, before attempting to break into her garden shed, prompting Miss Klass to wave a kitchen knife to scare them away.
Miss Klass, 31, who was alone in her house in Potters Bar, Herts, with her two-year-old daughter, Ava, called the police. When they arrived at her house they informed her that she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" – even in her own home – was illegal.
Which, considering they can define pretty much ANYTHING as an 'offensive weapon', if she'd waved a frying pan they'd have told her the same damn thing.
*Yes, I'm borrowing Uncle's phrase; it just fits so well