Darren Nixon, who had his earphones in, was oblivious to armed policeman tailing him as he walked home from work after somebody raised the alarm when they saw him changing tracks.
"I had no idea what was going on. That was when I took my earphones out and they were shouting at me not to make any sudden movements.
"My legs turned to jelly. I dread to think what might have happened if I'd put my hand in my pocket."
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