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Published:July 20th, 2016 14:13 EST

British Woman, 84, Fends Off Robber With Bacon

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Yesterday afternoon an 86 year old female withdrew a large quantity of money from a cash machine before heading into a supermarket in Altrincham. Whilst shopping, the lady was challenged by an unknown female who grabbed her trolley and demanded the money she had withdrawn. The 86 year old lady then defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon. The offender then retreated and made off from the supermarket."

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Lessons we can learn from this story:

Robbing a senior citizen at an ATM is as easy as stealing candy from a baby. This 84-year-old woman is lucky she survived her ordeal without losing her money or her life. Escort your grandma to the ATM when she needs to make a withdrawal.

We are living in tough economic times, and it`s hard to make ends meet, but try to bring home the bacon without robbing an old lady, for God`s sake.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, when you are facing an adversary, you can use almost anything as a weapon.

Old people need to get with the damn program and start using their credit card or debit card instead of cash. I rarely make a purchase with cash.


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