Want to freshen up the air and drive away unpleasant people at the same time? Use a can of Oust on the criminal elements! That's precisely what Margaret Taylor, a British postmistress did.
Air freshener is good at getting rid of unpleasant smells but a postmistress managed to clear the room of gun-wielding robbers when she grabbed a can of Oust and sprayed the raiders in the face.
Postal worker Margaret Taylor fought off two men who burst into her post office waving a gun and a knife.
The 42-year-old picked up a bottle of Oust – which claims to do "more than just eliminate odours" – and sprayed the raiders in the face.
The fumes proved too much for the balaclava-wearing robbers and they ran out and jumped into a car.
The incident, in Hyde, Greater Manchester, was captured on CCTV and one of the robbers, described by witnesses as "past his prime", was heard shouting "Wait for me, Pete".
Manager Martin Cronshaw, 54, said his wife Sue had had a gun held to her head in a previous attack and another time he was attacked with a samurai sword which sliced through his hand.
Doctors fought for five hours to save his thumb, but despite this, Mr and Mrs Cronshaw are determined not to be beaten.
Mr Cronshaw said: "We have been held up five times in eight years and although this was not as bad as on previous occasions when the robbers were more determined, we had to feel sorry for the people in the shop.
"But this is our business and sadly this kind of thing is the way of the world now."
Who knew crimefighting could smell so nice? There is a substantial reward being offered for the arrest of the clean, fresh-scented criminals. The police should be able to sniff them out.