The island of Sark is a little island in the southwestern English Channel. It is only 2.10 square miles total. It is located off the French coast of Normandy. It only has about 600 residents, but it has its own laws and parliament. Official languages are English and French and their currency is the pound.
At one point in Sark’s history, André Gardes, a French nuclear physicist took a liking to the island. In 1990, he decided that he might like to claim the island for himself, despite the fact that he already had occupants and a government system.
Alone, armed with a semi-automatic weapon he tried to take over the island. He arrived one evening and put up signs, telling the island that he was preparing to take it over. Of course, Gardes didn’t think about the fact that he might be arrested.
He was found by the police at about noon on the beach. He was changing the gun’s magazine when he was caught. Something tells us this mad scientist should've thought things through a little bit better