Please, please have a look at this news report and warm the cockles of your heart with the strength of character and mind of Mrs Gwyneth Davies!
Eighty-six year old Mrs Davies from Treharris, in South Wales, caught a young man in the act of burgling her house, and kept him captive in her kitchen, using her crutch as a weapon with which to threaten him, until the police arrived to take him into custody. To quote Mrs Davies;
“I whacked him four times across the back. He was stunned and pretending to cry – it was better than going to the pictures. He was whimpering and I told him to sit on the kitchen stool and not to move.”
And the lesson from this is, never underestimate people just because they are older – these people have lived long lives and had plenty of life experience. And just because they are advanced in years, that doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to stand up for themselves! I bet her family is proud of her. I would be! And I hope it makes any other potential burglars and advantage-takers of the elderly reconsider their plans!