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Published:February 20th, 2009 14:14 EST

Blue-Haired Old Lady Gets Clocked By Thief On Bingo Night

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Delaware State Police arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly punched a woman while robbing a senior center on bingo night. Police said the 27-year-old and an accomplice entered the center about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. They said the first man grabbed $1,200 in bingo money and destroyed a phone so that no one could call police.

Authorities said the man then punched a 75-year-old woman in the head after she tried to fight with him." The Associated Press

Cell phones are ubiquitous, most persons I know own more than one of the mobile devices. But one place where you won`t find any cell phones is at a senior center. The bad guy destroyed the land line phone at the senior center, and he was fairly confident that none of old ladies had a cell phone that she could use to call the cops.

I`m not surprised that one of the elderly ladies tried to fight with the thief, it`s not wise to get between a blue-haired old woman and her game of bingo.

Police caught the thief, but his accomplice managed to get away. I imagine that a dude who robs a senior citizen center is low man on the totem pole in the slammer. I hope that his cell mates force him to play "drop the soap" every day while he`s behind bars.

Hopefully the dear old birds at the senior citizen center will join the digital age, and buy cell phones for their protection.