A DERMATOLOGICALLY aware bank manager in the UK failed to confront a masked robber while he was standing in line because she feared he had a skin condition and didn’t want to cause offence.
London’s Daily Telegraph reports the thief had remained silently in a queue in a Durham bank for 15 minutes while wearing blue latex gloves, a hood and a facemask.
The bank’s manager had approached him and asked if she could assist, but he had replied “no” and continued to wait.
It was only when served that the man said he had an acid bomb, and forced the cashier to place £370 in his bag.
When asked why the bank had allowed the man to remain in the queue, Prosecutor Jane Waugh told a UK court the manager was concerned the man might have had a skin condition and didn’t want to upset him.
Despite the bank’s concern for his health, the thief was jailed. THE US Food and Drug Administration is taking its role seriously this festive season, issuing a consumer update warning people to make sure glitter is edible before they eat it.
The official guidelines aim to help bakers determine exactly which types of the sparkly stuff can be sprinkled onto cupcakes, and which are better left for craft.
Edible glitter is required to include a list of ingredients such as sugar, gum arabic, corn starch and colouring, and should be clearly labelled as such.
However phrases on packets such as “non-toxic” do not indicate it is edible, the FDA said.