facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Pub regulars defend their 'second home'

Oct. 13, 2007 at 6:27 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Five would-be thieves who tried to rob a London pub might have done better to wait until it closed, since the regular crowd proved to be quite territorial.

David Thompson said when the five men burst into his London bar demanding cash, a group of 30 pub regulars rose up as one and defended their "home away from" with a barrage of whatever was handy, The Times of London said Saturday.

"The regulars told them that this pub was their place and that they were just not having it," Thompson said. "They had come in the front door and left out of it as well -- pretty quickly.”

Police have been unable to catch the suspects but one pub customer said they already got what they had coming.

"People were picking up ashtrays, pint glasses, chairs and even a champagne bottle and just throwing them straight at these idiots," said the pub regular who wished to remain anonymous.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Hundreds of cats take over island in New York
2
Ohio woman allegedly poops in front of Walgreens after being accused of shoplifting
3
Women catches home run at San Francisco Giants game in her beer
4
American tourists call police after getting charged $56 for 3 ice creams and water
5
Beijing restaurant hires teenage girls to walk crabs down the street in promotional stunt
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback