Dramatic armed siege ends with assault...and vinegar
A full-scale siege in Sheffield came to an end on Wednesday when the suspect gave himself up to police - eating a packet of crisps.
Armed officers with semi-automatic rifles were baffled to see the 26-year-old man - unarmed apart from a packet of Quavers - scampering out from his hideout wearing a pair of sunglasses and a cheeky smile.
He was immediately arrested - apparently 'on suspicion of assisting offenders' - but not before scoffing down the remainder of his delicious potato curls.
A suspect at the centre of an armed siege surrendered after three hours...casually tucking into a packet of crisps. pic.twitter.com/nWIzlli0WC
— The Star, Sheffield (@SheffieldStar) August 12, 2015
The incident occurred on High Street Lane in Sheffield, with the property was surrounded by armed police, mounted officers, the Force Crime Unit and even a police negotiator.
Officers cordoned off the area, whilst a police helicopter flew overhead. But when it came to the crunch, it was all for nothing. The frame-grilled steakout ended with the suspect giving himself up.
H/T The Star