According to The Daily Mail who, I am told exclusively, had great trouble printing the story due to the fact that they were all helpless with laughter, the French equivalent of the American Secret Service, charged with protecting their president, ended up in Rio, one of the gun-crime capitals of the world, without, er, their guns! Apparently they had forgotten them!
President Hollande Insp. Clousseau
Apparently, there was a mistake made with their security suitcases and the guns had not been packed. The Mail reports that one of the first things the ultra-PC President Hollande did when in office was to insist that a woman be made the new chief of the presidential security guard. Rumours that the guns were tossed out to make space for her dresses and make-up are a disgraceful, anti-feminist slur and will not be permitted on this blog! Also, in the interests of accuracy - and you all know how important that is on this blog especially when dealing with French affairs - there is no truth to the rumour that the agents went out and bought water-pistols to store in their holsters in order to keep up appearances.