Video: Elderly lady fights off robbers with a handbag

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by LeeD, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. LeeD


  2. LeeD


    A longer video:

    "At first I thought one of them was being set upon by three others. What concerned me was that too many people just stood around watching as if they were in shock and nobody was doing anything."

    "When I got closer to them I realised it was a robbery and then I was even more angry that they felt they could get away with what they were doing in broad daylight. "

    Most people on the street were content to watch the assault but one woman ran at the men apparently unhindered by her large bright red coat and thick scarf.

    She plunged into the gang, swinging her handbag with two hands, and sent the men running for their transport as the staff at Michael Jones Jewellers in Northampton town centre managed to bring down security shutters.

    Two of the men were so unsettled by the unlikely crime fighter that they overturned their scooter as they attempted to flee.

    Onlookers encouraged by the woman's bravery then came to her aid and one of the men was pinned to the ground before police arrived.
  3. Crispy


    Good for her!

    When seconds matter the police are minutes away.
  4. This clearly belongs in "Wall Street News" and not in chit chat :eek:
  5. LeeD


    I see moderators have move the theread there.


    "Supergran unmasked: Pensioner who saw off hammer raiders speaks out... as friend reveals she has spent ten years fighting violent crime"