UK: Man Sentenced to 4 Months in Jail for Carrying 6-Inch Toy Zelda Sword in Public

Pictures from the Warwickshire police’s official website

Why don’t they just admit it: autism and weebism are illegal now in the UK.

You are only allowed to be a tranny or an Islamic extremist.

Those are your two choices of person-type.

The Publica:

A 48-year-old man from Nuneaton has been sentenced to 4 months in prison after being caught by police carrying a miniature toy sword based on a popular video game. Anthony Bray was charged with being found in possession of a bladed article in public in June of 2024.

Bray was first detained after Warwickshire Police were informed by CCTV monitoring officers that there was a man walking down Queens Road in Nuneaton with a threatening object in his hand. Bray was then arrested for “carrying a bladed article.”

The man claimed that the sword was a “fidget” – something to keep his hands busy, and that he had bought it online as a toy made for that purpose. The sword was a six-inch replica from the popular video game Legend of Zelda, and was modeled after the trademark sword carried by the game’s hero, Link.

While it is unclear what material the replica was made out of, most models available online are made out of a type of thermoplastic polymer and are not blade-sharp.

Though Bray tried to explain its intended purpose, officers insisted it was a “sharply pointed item which could be used as a weapon and might put others in fear of it being used against them.” Bray accepted that the item could be perceived as threatening, but insisted he would never have used it as a weapon.

It’s hard to even know what to say.

I’m a bit late to work after a bit of a smashing 4th of July BBQ, so I’m just… not going to comment on this.

Wait, I’ll say: this is what happens when women take over your country.

He wouldn’t have been arrested for brandishing a filthy fleshlight, I can tell you that much.

Yes, this is real