Rampant Rabbit vibrator robber jailed for
five years by Gulliver
A cheeky robber raided a bookmaker's shop with his girlfriend's
Rampant Rabbit vibrator.
But Judge Philip Head was not too tickled by the antics of
27-year-old Nicki Jex' and slammed him behind bars for five
Jex hid his partner's sex toy in a carrier bag and pretended
it was a gun during the raid on Ladbrokes shop in Leincester,
A member of staff at the Narborough Road branch parted with
more than £600 ($1,189) in
cash when he pointed it at her.
But it was a case of bad vibrations for defendant Jex. when
he got caught and ended in the slammer.
Sentencing him to five years, Judge Head 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."
The court heard that the cashier handed over £613 ($1,214)
in till contents and other money to Jex.
As the Rampant Rabbit raider made his escape, the shop's only
remaining customer, Wayne Vakani, followed him and tracked
him to a nearby pub.
Jex pointed the vibrator in the bag at Mr Vakani and warned
him to back off.
Mr Vakani kept a discreet distance but he also kept an eye
on the vibrator bandit and watched where he went.
Thanks to Mr Vakani, Jex's hat, worn in the robbery and containing
his DNA, was discovered nearby.
When Jex - a drug addict with a string of previous convictions
- was arrested he denied any involvement in the robbery, but
changed his plea later.
The judge awarded Mr Vakani £500 ($990) for his "very