The 33-year-old said: “The person at the till asked me if I had any ID as it had come up as an offensive weapon.
“I just laughed – I couldn’t believe it. To be fair the person behind the till was also laughing but I had to get my driving licence out to show her.
“How can an innocent plastic fly swat be an offensive weapon? It’s ridiculous, what is the world coming to when you can’t buy a fly swat without producing ID for it.”The manageress had a rather novel excuse:
Lindsey Waude, assistant manager at the store said: “We think it might be an error on our till system.
“Sometimes it flashes up that something is an offensive weapon, but our guy who does the computers has been on his honeymoon for three weeks.
“I’m sure the member of staff asked for it in jest.”No, I’m quite sure she didn’t...