TV presenter Myleene Klass has been told off by her local police for waving a knife at trespassers at her home.
Myleene was alone at home with her baby daughter when she saw some teenagers in her garden, looking through her windows. She banged the window at them, waving a knife and threatening to call the police. When the police arrived, the thugs had ran off but they still felt the need to tell Myleene off for wielding an ‘offensive weapon’.
An insider told The Sun: “She could see two teenagers trying to break into her shed and pressing their faces up against her windows to see inside.
“It wasn’t just high jinx – she was genuinely frightened. She was alone with her baby and scared out of her wits.
“Acting completely on instinct, she grabbed a knife and started banging on the windows, making as much noise as she could and shouting that she was going to call the police.”
The insider added: “She never even stepped out of her door – and anyway she was a frightened mum trying to defend her baby and her property. It’s absolutely insane.”
“The officers were very kind and one of them actually said, ‘Off the record, I’d probably have done the same as you’.
“But their official advice was that she shouldn’t have had a knife in her hand when she was scaring them off.
“She just happened to be in the kitchen when she saw them – if she’d been in another room she would probably have grabbed something else. It defies belief that this is the police stance on protecting your property.”