A man who robbed a bookie shop in England using his girlfriend's vibrator has been jailed for five years. Nicki Jex, a 27-year-old chef, concealed the Rampant Rabbit in a plastic bag, brandished it at the cashier and then made off with over 600 ($1200) in cash.

The crime was caught on CCTV, and Jex was easily identified by a faint buzzing sound an enigmatic smile on his face his hat, which he had discarded following the robbery, and which was found to contain traces of his DNA.

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Sentencing him, the judge said: "It's right to record that you did not have a firearm but you pretended you had and intended that those you confronted believed that you did, and it must have been truly terrifying for them at the time." [BBC News and Guardian Unlimited]