May 13th, 2011 10:00 EST
Good News Story: Grandma Beats Burglar With Her Cane
"An Illinois grandmother who found a man burglarizing her house confronted him and beat him with her cane, police said.
The burglar was able to escape, the Belleville News-Democrat reported."
I commend the 70-something grandma for her courage in confronting the burglar, but she should have let him flee the scene. Her friend used her cell phone to call the cops; grandma risked injury or death by hitting the burglar with her cane.
An old lady swinging a cane packs all the wallop of a toddler swinging his teddy bear. That old lady really pushed her luck; she damaged the robber`s vehicle with her cane. It`s a miracle he didn`t drop her with one punch.
When two old birds get the best of you, it`s time to find anther profession. The hapless burglar better hope and pray that he never ends up in prison, the sexual predators in the Big House aren`t pushovers like old grandmas.
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