A couple shopping at the B&M store in Grimsby had a narrow escape when a 63 year-old woman whipped a Stanley knife with an exposed blade out of her handbag and threatened the couple for not social distancing.
Deborah Fudge had earlier asked the man and woman to move further way from her as she thought that were too close to her for social distancing reports the Metro.
The man told Fudge, a retired prison clerical officer, he thought there was enough room between them but Fudge didn’t think so saying “Don’t get cocky or there will be trouble.”
Fudge then produced a Stanley knife out of her handbag, extracted the blade and pointed it towards the couple.
The incident was reported to police immediately and Fudge just continued with her shopping.
Fudge admitted pulling the knife out and said she would not have used it and would probably have “slapped” the man instead.
In court, After hearing about the ‘bizarre incident’, Judge David Tremberg handed Fudge a three-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He also ordered that Fudge pay £85 in charges.
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