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#298483 - 02/27/21 04:02 PM No-Nonsense Australian Granny (Video)
dougwalkabout Offline
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Think twice before you try to snatch a purse from an Australian granny! I love it! She should teach a course in survival psychology.


Edited by dougwalkabout (02/27/21 04:03 PM)

#298486 - 02/27/21 08:33 PM Re: No-Nonsense Australian Granny (Video) [Re: dougwalkabout]
Phaedrus Online   content
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2892
Loc: Big Sky Country
I'll be he was a bit surprised!
“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

#298489 - 02/28/21 03:15 PM Re: No-Nonsense Australian Granny (Video) [Re: dougwalkabout]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3545
Loc: USA
Late 1970s, August, New York City’s Grand Central Station, outrageously hot and humid. My grandmother was on her way home from work. She was about 4’10”, not even 100lbs, in her mid-fifties. This is before backpacks and sling bags were used by office workers, so she was toting a heavy hard-sided briefcase.

A very large man in his late-teens or early-twenties attempted to snatch the briefcase on the train platform. Without breaking stride my grandmother whirled it into a roundhouse that connected with the strong-arm-robber’s temple, knocking him to the ground unconscious in one strike.

At the end of the platform, unseen before now, a uniformed NYPD officer is bent over hugging his sides and laughing himself sick. Enraged, my grandmother marches up to the cop and from her towering 4’10” demands for him to do something.

“Lady, it looks like you took care of it!”

The lady in this video would probably have gotten on well with my grandmother.

#298490 - 02/28/21 03:45 PM Re: No-Nonsense Australian Granny (Video) [Re: dougwalkabout]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2985
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Haha, that's awesome. They made 'em tougher back then!

#298493 - 02/28/21 05:24 PM Re: No-Nonsense Australian Granny (Video) [Re: dougwalkabout]
brandtb Offline

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 443
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
According to another news story I heard on this, she was in a bar celebrating her 90th birthday. After she tackled the guy she went back to the bar.
Brian Brandt


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