This Man Threatened To 'Cut' Takeaway Staff With Knife In His Hand While Demanding Free Chips

Posted by Sama in Bizarre On 30th July 2020
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How far one can go for a free bag of chips? This man in Wales threatened to 'cut' staff at a takeaway if they didn't give him a free bag of chips that was worth £1.60 ($2).

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Matthew Hawkins, from Swansea, was drunk as he banged the nine-inch blade on the counter of Yummies Pizza and Kebab shop and made 'stabbing motions' in the air while shouting at staff.

The 19-year-old was told he could buy chips, but he replied: "I want free chips. Hurry up or I'm going to cut you."

This stand-off continued for 15 minutes before Hawkins eventually left the shop and said: "I'm going to f***ing rob next door - then I'm coming back for my chips."

Hawkins then went to the neighbouring Best One shop, which he also attempted to rob at knifepoint. He was followed by a member of staff from Yummies, who shut him inside Best One.

When police arrived they found him banging on the front door shouting: "Give me my f***ing chips."

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At Swansea Crown Court, Hawkins admitted two robbery bids and possessing a blade and was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution. He was also made the subject of restraining orders banning him from contacting his victims for the next five years.

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Judge Paul Thomas QC told Hawkins his drunken threats must have 'frightened the living daylights' out of his victims.

He said: "The courts have a duty to protect workers in small businesses who were vulnerable to such attacks."

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