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Chicken poo - the last word in security

Chicken Poo Shooter

When Joe Weston-Webb's business came under attack from vandals he installed all the latest anti-crime kit. But when the arson and vandalism kept on coming, he resorted to something less conventional. Watch the video of Joe's chicken poo shooter...

Joe Weston-Webb from Ratcliffe's portable flooring empire was coming under attack from arsonists and vandals.

First, he installed CCTV cameras, high security fencing and motion-sensor lights, but the attacks carried on.

So then the enterprising entrepreneur resorted to something far less conventional - a catapult loaded with chicken poo!

Listen and Watch: Chicken Poo Catapult

Listen to BBC Leicester's Julie Mayer as she meets Joe, and watch the video of the chicken poo catapult...

Joe is something of a legend in north Leicestershire and those who know him won't be surprised that he's deploying a giant poo-shooter to defend what's his.

This is, after all, a man who shot his wife from a cannon!

The poo-shooter used to be a human cannon - Joe fired his wife, Mary, from it across the River Avon in the south west.

Unfortunately, the safety net on the other side was set at the wrong angle and she  was bounced back into  the water. Click the link below to watch the video:

Joe's property was repeatedly targeted by vandals, and he believes it's a rival company trying to put him out of business.

He's now erected a sign that reads: "Warning: These premises are protected by smart poo and railway sleeper projectiles!"

The 30-foot catapult shoots out chicken poo and railway sleepers with rubber ends - he wants to knock the hoods off the vandals so he can see who's attacking his property.

""The heavier it is, the further it will fly and I hope that it will hit somebody running away on the back of the neck."

Joe Weston-Webb, chicken poo entrepreneur

Joe says getting the supplies wasn't a problem:

"I've got chickens so there's plenty of that and I've got some smart water and I'm going to mix the two together and make the bag of stuff heavier.

"The heavier it is, the further it will fly and I hope that it will hit somebody running away on the back of the neck."

Unfortunately though for Joe, the police aren't happy with his chicken poo catapult.

They say if he fires it, it'll be classed as a fire arm and then it'll be confiscated and he'll be arrested:

"We discussed how they were going to confiscate this wrecked truck and they went away scratching their heads, but they mean business!"

last updated: 08/05/2008 at 16:53
created: 06/03/2008

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