Sales for baseball bats on Amazon UK have risen by more than 6,000 percent over the past 24 hours, as the London riots stretch into their third day and spread to other cities.
The most popular choice Tuesday was the 23-inch Rucanor aluminum baseball bat, which is selling for about $28. The item has climbed from 6,794 to the 105th most popular sports and leisure item on Amazon UK. Sales rose 6,541 percent from Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The next most popular item is a military police baton, followed by another five baseball bats.
The sales patterns appear to be a measuring stick of the national mood, as looting, vandalism and arson spread throughout London and broke out in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol.