# Sunday, 14 December 2008

This is quite unusual, its the story of how a shopkeeper fought off some robbers with little more than a cup of tea. Varsha Patel had just made a fresh cup of tea when two men wearing balaclavas and brandishing 10 inch knives burst into her store. She reacted by throwing the tea into the face of one of the potential robbers and throwing the empty mug at the other. She then picked up a bottle of whiskey to throw at them but the robbers had had enough and fled the shop. The message here is that tea can be a powerful weapon if used correctly.