Police in Pasco County, Florida arrested a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a banana. It was a complicated case. She accused her boyfriend of throwing a banana at her. He, on the other hand, claimed to be the true victim of the banana attack. The police engaged in detective work:
According to the arrest affidavit, the arresting deputy noticed the victim's face was slightly red where she said she was hit by the banana. That deputy also observed the banana in the garbage and parts of the peel were on the ground near the couch where she was sitting. When the deputy attempted to arrest Smolinsky, he resisted and was then pepper-sprayed and taken into custody.
The students in this Monty Python sketch didn't take the banana threat seriously. They did not believe their instructor when he warned them criminals might attack them with bananas. They were fools.