Monday, March 21, 2011

Nuclear Scientist Planned to Invade Sark to establish his own Government

Another article forwarded by a fellow coworker.  I can already tell this is going to be a great week.


One-person invasion attempt

In August 1990, an unemployed French nuclear physicist named André Gardes attempted a singlehanded invasion of Sark, armed with a semi-automatic weapon. The night Gardes arrived, he put up signs declaring his intention to take over the island the following day at noon. He was arrested while sitting on a bench, changing the gun's magazine and waiting for noon to arrive, by the island's volunteer constable.

And this is how it went down:

Police: "Morning."
Physicist: "Morning."
Police: "What's going on?"
Physicist: "Just waiting around here for noon."
Police: "What happens at noon?"
Physicist: "Takin' over this island. It's gonna be sweet."
Police: "Cool, cool. Hey, that's a nice gun you have there."
Physicist: "Thanks."
Police: "Real nice piece."
Physicist: "Yeah, I like it."
Police: "Can I see it for a second?"
Physicist: "Yeah, sure."
Police: "Whoa, whoa. Take out the magazine, man. Safety first. Someone might get hurt."
Physicist: "Uh, yeah, sorry. Here you go."

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