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Published:April 3rd, 2011 12:05 EST

Elderly Lady With Terminal Cancer Tackles Bank Robber

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 66-year-old woman who said she has nothing to lose because of terminal cancer tackled an alleged female bank robber in Florida, police said.

Renee Lee Green, 32, ended up in the Broward County Jail, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. She was arrested at the Bank of America branch in Oakland Park.


Green allegedly told police the robbery attempt Friday was just an April Fool`s joke, WTVJ-TV in Miami reported. Witnesses said she claimed to have a gun, told customers and employees to get down on the floor and then demanded $10,000."


Helen Dunsford `s bravery should be an inspiration to all of us. This terminally ill elderly lady is engaged in life, she cares about her fellow human beings, and she was willing to sacrifice what`s life of her life to protect others.

I don`t recommend that anyone follow Dunsford`s foolhardy action, but her heart was in the right place.

Sometimes when we suffer major or even minor setbacks, we feel like tossing in the towel. Life is a gift, and we must continue living right to the end.

The joke`s on Green, she faces years behind bars if convicted of robbery.

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