A would be robber had his plans thwarted when a plucky boxing kangaroo sprang into action yesterday.
The robber threatened cashiers at Crackers Brothers Circus and Freak Show in Morecambe, Lancashire, with a crossbow, telling them to put the day's takings into a Tesco carrier bag or face the consequences.
Terrified staff were on the verge of compliance, when Dippy the kangaroo, not particularly renowned for his fighting spirit or his feisty personality suddenly appeared on the scene and launched what can only be described as an eye-watering kick to the groin area.
The robber, doubled up in excruciating agony loosened his grip on his weapon, and a fat lady, seizing the initiative sat on his face until police arrived on the scene.
A man was later charged by Lancashire police and will appear in hospital next week.