Sunday, January 10, 2010

Look out! Myleene Klass has got a weapon

Curious story about Myleene Klass waving a knife at a couple of people she saw in her garden.

The Telegraph has an interview with her spokesperson which makes it sound like she was being chastised for her actions:

Jonathan Shalit, Miss Klass's agent, said that had been "shaken and utterly terrified" by the incident and was stepping up security at the house she shares with her fiancé, Graham Quinn, who was away on business at the time.

He said: "Myleene was aghast when she was told that the law did not allow her to defend herself in her own home. All she did was scream loudly and wave the knife to try and frighten them off.

"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.

"Her questions going forward are: what are my rights, and what are you actually allowed to do to defend yourself in your own house?"

The report, however, misses out one crucial fact which The Guardian does include:
A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire police said no reference was made in the Klass incident report about a weapon.

So it sounds like the police who attended merely pointed out that you probably shouldn't threaten to stab people who stand outside your garden shed, which for some reason Klass has blown up into an incident.