Potential robber disarmed by taste of a fine bordeaux

From the Guardian: Potential robber disarmed by taste of a fine bordeaux.

It’s a good thing it wasn’t cheap plonk. The last guests at the barbecue in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Washington were savouring the remains of a very fine bottle of Chateau Malescot St Exupery when a robber appeared in their midst and held a gun to the head of a teenage girl. (…)

In the following minutes the terrified party guests tried to calm the robber.

After what seemed an eternity another guest offered the robber a sip of the bordeaux they were drinking. " He tasted the wine, and said: ‘Damn, that’s really good wine.’ And it really was," Mr Rabdau said. The guests offered him a glass, and then the entire bottle.

The would-be robber helped himself to a piece of camembert.

He put the gun away, and told the guests: [continue]