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Come and meet Myleene Klass – but not in her kitchen at night!

The TV presenter and Marks & Spencer model Myleene Klass has been warned by police for waving a knife at teenagers who were peering into a window of her house late at night.

Klass was in the kitchen with her daughter upstairs when she spotted the youths in her garden just after midnight on Friday. She grabbed a knife and banged the windows before they ran away.

Hertfordshire police warned her she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an “offensive weapon”, even in her own home, was illegal.

Klass’s spokesman, Jonathan Shalit, said the former Hear’Say singer was “utterly terrified” by the intruders and “aghast” at the police warning. “All she did was scream loudly and wave the knife to try and frighten them off,” he told the Sunday Telegraph. “She is not looking to be a vigilante, and has the utmost respect for the law, but when the police explained to her that even if you’re at home alone and you have an intruder, you are not allowed to protect yourself, she was bemused…”

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire police said no reference was made in the Klass incident report about a weapon. She said the incident was being treated as trespass and “words of advice were given in relation to ensuring suspicious behaviour is reported immediately”.

My style – when so bemused – would be to haul out my shotgun and communicate with the intruders that self-preservation should take command of their tiny little minds.

  1. two to the head says:

    There but for the grace of the NRA go we.

  2. John E. Quantum says:

    Here in the good old USA the teenagers would laugh at the sight of a knife.

    “Never bring just a knife to a gunfight” Anon.

  3. Benjamin says:

    Waiting for the police might be fatal. She did the right thing. The UK is run by a bunch of pantywaists. A person has the fundamental right to defend themselves and a government can’t take fundamental rights away.

  4. jasontheodd says:

    where I’m from the cops tend to ask if shot the intruder indoors or outdoors at the beginning of the conversation. Its kinda assumed that you shot the intruder to begin with. Rural life in the big Mo.

  5. SparkyOne says:

    A well trained grunt with a M40A3 and couple of rounds could have reduced the carbon footprint of the intruders in the garden and helped the global climate.

  6. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    Wonder if the cops have a problem if she waves a rolling pin at them?

  7. Dallas says:

    Seems like a big lie on her part.

    Really, carrying a knife in your home is illegal? Yeah OK.

  8. TThor says:

    The UK is really on a slippery slope; where right is wrong and wrong is right. The Cultural Revolution had some of the same elements….

  9. RTaylor says:

    I’m with Eideard. You never forget the surprising sound of a pump shotgun being loaded. My grandfather would reload 12 gauge shells with dry beans and keep an old double barrel loaded with them for people prying around his farm at night.

  10. Christian says:

    #10 I’d rather take dry beans than salt rock!

  11. Dr Dodd says:

    #3-Benjamin-A person has the fundamental right to defend themselves and a government can’t take fundamental rights away.

    And when there comes a time when government succeeds in taking that right away I predict an upswing in missing persons and shallow graves.

    Country boys can survive.

  12. Animby says:

    I no longer live in the UK but I think the coppers were wrong-ish. Had the punks entered her home, she could have killed them quite legally with the kitchen knife. However, brandishing a weapon is definitely not kosher in the Peoples Republic of Great Britain.

    By the way, given half a chance, I might stop and have a look at Ms Klass, too. Yummie.

  13. RBG says:

    Perhaps she was just inviting them in for a nice steak dinner?


  14. Pikachu says:

    The UK police appear to be trying to do anything possible to intimidate the public.

  15. ECA says:

    lets see…
    Whip out a camera and start taking PICTURES of the persons trespassing, WHICH could make some mad and rush the house..
    Invite them in AFTER you called the cops..and feed them cookies, until they get there..
    WHICH is entrapment and you INVITED them..and nothing can be done.

    IF they want the job of “WATCHING OVER ME” you better have someone STANDING NEAR my house..that can get there in 10 seconds or LESS. other wise the cops are a WASTE..

  16. sargasso says:

    A “caution” by a British police officer is a helpful suggestion, an expression of concern, and nothing more. Having a “word”, is part of policing in countries where police don’t have handguns.

  17. The0ne says:

    So there are people outside my house after midnight, oh which I don’t know whether they are there to serenade me or kill me. But considering the hour, that I don’t know them, can’t seem them, that they’re sneaking around it would be the later.

    So instead of the law protecting me, I have to wait until they break in, slit my daughters throat and maybe hacked one of my leg BEFORE I can lift a knife in defense.

    I fcking love AMERICA! Land of the free!

  18. deowll says:

    “My style – when so bemused – would be to haul out my shotgun and communicate with the intruders that self-preservation should take command of their tiny little minds.”

    The English no longer believe in self defense. If the government doesn’t save you to bad.

    I’m an American so all I’ll do is warn you to wait until they get inside. After that do what yah gotta do.

  19. msbpodcast says:

    We have no protection.

    The cops are there to catch the guilty, not to protect YOU.

    The law enforcement organizations set limits on the amount damaged or stolen based on cost/benefit calculations depending on the cost of apprehension.

    Once the limits are past and it becomes too expensive to catch a perpetrator, he/she/they is/are in the clear, no matter what the crime.

    Since there was nothing materially broken or stolen, her mistake was in calling the cops for anything other than an incident number on a report.

    Unfortunately, while valium might cost money and she can’t sleep in her own home anymore now that her peace and sense of well-being are crushed like the azealeas in her garden, she’s got to take on the burden of better securing herself on her own.

  20. Angel H. Wong says:

    And American women get moist to these kind of men.

  21. stick around says:

    I don’t get it. Exactly who told the cops about
    the knife brandishing? The teens?

  22. Gasbag says:

    I guest the teens could sue her for emotional distress? 😛

  23. clancys_daddy says:

    #2, 4, 12, 19, ditto, and there are lots of places to hide bodies in Missouri. Not that I would know mind you.

  24. Animby says:

    # 19 deowll said, “I’m an American so all I’ll do is warn you to wait until they get inside. After that do what yah gotta do.”

    True but sad. That mess is so hard to clean up!

  25. ECA says:

    ditto AT MY LOCATION..

    anD YOU MUST show THAT you were at RISK.. always have a CHEAP POS knife around.. IF’ it is done in a kitchen, grad any knife of EASY ACCESS..
    ALSo rip the phone off the wall and SAY HE DID IT.

  26. Buzz says:

    I use the American method: wave a shotgun at them while shouting “Hey, you kids; get off my lawn.”

    Then I let the Doberman’s out.

    Or are two of them “Dobermen?”

  27. Nick Matyas says:

    So nice and good posting. i liked it. keep going. 🙂

  28. Anon23 says:

    Get yourself a tackle box, fishing lures, a fishing knife and a flare gun.

    NOTE: No shooting flare guns in the house. LOL

    Alternatively, get yourself a snorkle system, diving knife, spear gun, etc..

    These are all sporting equipment that could be easily used for self defense and rules out premeditation.


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