Disabled pensioner Rodney Knowles of Buckland, Newton Abbot, has been give a conditional discharge at Torquay Magistrates Court for possessing an offensive weapon – a Swiss Army knife that was in the glove compartment of his car, which he used to cut up fruit for his wife on picnics.
According to the Daily Mail, Rodney, who walks with a stick and is a carer for his wife, used the knife on picnics, and as a tool in case of break downs.
The police stopped Rodney as he left a pub – he was suspected of drink driving – and although he was under the limit, they found the knife in a pouch in the glove box, along with a torch, first aid kit and waterproofs.
He was ordered to pay £40 costs and to forfeit the knife.
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