Delta is the daughter of a rich businessman. Built into the house is a pair of robotic arms which move along a track in the ceiling; their main job is to conduct menial tasks such as cooking and cleaning. B.O.R.I.S is an artificial intelligence with a sense of humour. He has hacked into the control software for the arms, which are usually controlled by another system called "Core". Delta's father is at work when she discovers a group of five thugs have broken into her house. Riley is a security officer who works for Delta's family. In this scene, my protagonists are outnumbered. They've taken out one of their five attackers, but driven their leader, Rick, into a blind rage; “Nobody shows me up!” shouted Rick. He was about to punch the girl in the face when the robotic arms did the same to him. With a rhythmic, circular motion, the durable plastic fists pounded the seething young man as though he was a punching bag. Rick stumbled backwards and sighed before tripping over his unconscious accomplice. “Freeze!” yelled officer Riley with her gun pointed into the chaos. The mechanical arms held themselves up in submission. “Don’t shoot! I’m a victim of circumstance!” said B.O.R.I.S through Core’s tannoy. Would this be a good way to break the tension, or would it be seen a cheap cultural reference?