Cashier uses plastic fork to chase robber armed with a sword out of convenience store


Plastic cutlery (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of armed robbery after being accused of holding up a convenience store employee with a sword, according to police in Scotland.

Now, 20-year-old Arthur Rennie of Port Glasgow, has been sentenced to serve four years in prison after being convicted of armed robbery.

According to the criminal complaint, Rennie and an accomplice entered the Cowden's News and Fast Food Shop, and approached the cashier.

Rennie pulled out a sword and demanded cash from 23-year-old Julie Crighton, who worked at the cash register.

However, instead of doing what she was told, Crighton pulled out a plastic fork and began chasing Rennie. The robber pushed the woman, but she pushed him back.

Crighton then chased Rennie out of the store while threatening him with the plastic fork. Crighton called the police, and they arrived at the scene.

Rennie was tracked down and arrested several blocks away from the store. Police recovered a sword that had a blade that measured two feet long.