Supergran Gives Brazen Robbers A Good Old Slap… Result!February 8, 2011
You know how much I love a good story of justice served, so this story of a Northampton granny going medieval on a bunch of robbers has been my tickle of the week.
At around 9.30am on Monday morning, in broad daylight, six men wearing crash helmets tried to smash into a jewellery shop, as is the fashion for these kinds of robberies now. Amazingly, there’s a video showing the men in action and the people inside the shop cowering in fear.
Suddenly a figure in red appears from a distance on the right of the frame running straight for the robbers at speed.
It was an old woman in a red coat. When she reached those tools she started battering them with her bag.
They started running away, some taking off on mopeds. One muppet was unlucky as she slapped him so hard he fell off his moped before he could get away. He was then jumped on by passers-by.
According to the news, four men have been arrested and I imagine it will be a matter of time before the other two are found. They will then have their day in court. At the time of writing this, I don’t have any more information about this old woman, but fair play to her for stepping up and doing her part to prevent a crime.
Mess with a granny at your peril – they ain’t playing!
This story has totally blown up in the UK press since I wrote about it here. The identity of Supergran has also been revealed. Her name is Anne Timson and she’s in her 70s. She stepped in when she thought a young man was being beaten up: her mother’s instinct kicked in. When she got there and realised the men were attempting to break into the jewellers in broad daylight, her anger level cranked up to 11 and she went for them. Even as the man she knocked off a moped raised a hammer to her, she kept going at him with her trusty bag – smackdown! As befitting English modesty, she wishes for the fuss to die down, as she’s a private person. When asked if she would do it again, she said she most certainly would.
Sometimes old school is good school. Well done, bird.