Trouble in store for Robin...but even Batman can't save him

Echo: Batman's powers couldn't get him inside the store to rescue the poor robin Batman's powers couldn't get him inside the store to rescue the poor robin

KAPOW! A tiny robin has been causing chaos in a supermarket this Christmas.

The red-breasted feathered friend has been flying in and out of Morrisons on Northwick Road, Canvey, bringing delight to shoppers but causing a health and safety nightmare for staff.

So the Echo stepped in and sent along robin’s best friend, Batman, to the store to see if the caped-crusader could help entice the birdie down.

Batman arrived at dinner-dinner-dinner time and while he brought a smile to the face of shoppers, management were less impressed and wouldn’t allow Gotham’s finest crime-fighter in to rescue robin.

Although when our elusive superhero removed his mask and went in undercover he saw that the store had set up a number of cages to try and trap the troublesome bird.

Layne Hendricks, 51, of Lionel Road, Canvey, said: “I was doing my weekly shop when I saw a little robin drop down and sit on the tins in front of me. I was very surprised and so was everyone else in the aisle.”

Terry Greenland, 65, said: “It is a very festive story. We need a superhero to save the robin before any harm comes to it. We need someone to save the day.”

Flora Floid, 86, said: “We should look after our robins. We need to make sure they are safe, especially at Christmas.”

But for Morrisons the bird is no joker. A spokesman said: “Any pest in a store poses a risk to food safety.

We are doing everything possible to discourage the robin from flying into the store.”

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9:52am Tue 25 Dec 12

upset says...

This should have been tweeted, sorry!!!
This should have been tweeted, sorry!!! upset

1:34pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

should've called out The Penguin
should've called out The Penguin Eric Whim

6:19pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

play some Hawkwind through the PA system really loud and if that doesn't scare the little blighter out, try a bit of Lieutenant Pigeon or The Eagles
play some Hawkwind through the PA system really loud and if that doesn't scare the little blighter out, try a bit of Lieutenant Pigeon or The Eagles Eric Whim

6:42pm Wed 26 Dec 12

joeyjojo says...

Well at least they didn't kill it like they did the pigeon earlier n the year!!!!
Well at least they didn't kill it like they did the pigeon earlier n the year!!!! joeyjojo

9:25am Thu 27 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

joeyjojo wrote:
Well at least they didn't kill it like they did the pigeon earlier n the year!!!!
not enough meat on a robin. That pigeon probably ended up plucked, drawn and shrink wrapped in a chiller cabinet
[quote][p][bold]joeyjojo[/bold] wrote: Well at least they didn't kill it like they did the pigeon earlier n the year!!!![/p][/quote]not enough meat on a robin. That pigeon probably ended up plucked, drawn and shrink wrapped in a chiller cabinet Eric Whim

2:19pm Fri 28 Dec 12

MrFrogFace says...

Layne Hendricks, 51, of Lionel Road, Canvey, said: “I was doing my weekly shop when I saw a little robin drop down and sit on the tins in front of me. I was very surprised and so was everyone else in the aisle.”

You'd also no doubt be the first to complain to environmental health if the bird dropped on your loaf of bread.
Its a food shop so therefore you cannot have vermin flying around the store LOL its not a Walt Disney Store
Layne Hendricks, 51, of Lionel Road, Canvey, said: “I was doing my weekly shop when I saw a little robin drop down and sit on the tins in front of me. I was very surprised and so was everyone else in the aisle.” You'd also no doubt be the first to complain to environmental health if the bird dropped on your loaf of bread. Its a food shop so therefore you cannot have vermin flying around the store LOL its not a Walt Disney Store MrFrogFace

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