|Robber relies on 'bangers'|
A Chinese robber threatened to blow up a restaurant with sausages, disguised as explosives, strapped to his body.
The 23-year-old man ate a meal at the restaurant, in Benxi, Heilongjang province, before grabbing the owner's daughter.
He put a knife to her neck and demanded cash from the till - but the restaurateur and other diners overpowered him.
They called the police - but when officers arrived the man, named He, jumped to his feet and revealed his 'explosive' belt.
Police managed to restrain He and took him outside to an open space - and called bomb disposal experts, reports the Huashang Morning Post.
"When they experts arrived, they laughed out loud as they quickly realised the explosives were actually sausages," said a police spokesman.He said he staged the robbery because he was depressed after splitting up with his girlfriend. He told police he had been "inspired" by the shape of the sausages.