Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bad Guys Get A Trim...!


The one thing we are starting to see in the news more and more is the fact that the elderly folks have just about had enough!

Nearly every day there is a news story about some older folks standing up for themselves against greater odds! Maybe it's about time some of us start following the examples set forth by the "army of gray"!

It's a shame when the elderly have to show the rest of us how to grow some backbone!

Knife-wielding robber scared off by woman with hedge shears

By ZEN T.C. ZHENG
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
March 18, 2011, 10:42AM

A knife-wielding man who demanded car keys from two sisters working in their yard Wednesday morning ran off when one of them confronted him with a pair of hedge shears.

The incident took place around 9 a.m. in the 7900 block of Tomayo Drive in the Mission Bend subdivision.

The sisters, ages 63 and 65, told authorities they were trimming hedges when a man came up to them with a knife and demanded the key to their car parked in the driveway, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Craig Brady said.

The older sister ran to a neighbor's home to call police while the other turned around to confront the man with the shears she was holding.

"He got scared and just ran off," Brady said.

zen.zheng@chron.com

The time has come when the younger folks, especially in the cities, are going to have to grow some spine and follow the lead set by the "old folks"! That is...if they can keep up with them!

Fresh coffee on the patio! Gotta love this Spring type weather!

12 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Fantastic ladies!
Yes more of us should do the same!

Have a great day now!
Christer.

chinasyndrome said...

A knife that's not a knife This is a,well hedge clippers. Come on you get it.

China
III

Ben in Texas said...

Glad she is ok, and WELL DONE. I think that most wannta be criminals are basically chicken!!! They try to intimidate their victims but if faced with resistance, back down real quick

Kellie said...

I'm seeing more and more of people NOT taking "it" anymore. In all areas of life; but also especially from people who think everyone "owes" them.... it's a small start but I can see this refreshing new attitude growing...even among "liberals" I know.

Hope still lives! yay!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Too bad she didn't cut off a piece of his ear for identification reasons. Yea, that's it, identification reasons. Yeh, right. . .

Bob from Athens said...

I been wondering why I keep all my garden tools as sharp as I can get um, now a reason! It's only about a two mile walk down a dead end road to my place, we don't get many strangers walking up.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
You do have to admire their spunk! Lessons to be learned here, I'm thinking!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey China...
I get it, buddy! Maybe we could get a bunch of these ladies organized to help fight crime, ya think?

Thanks, friend, for coming by today!


Hey Ben...
Sorta reminds me of the movie "death wish" with Charles Bronson"! No shortage of bad guys around!

Bet these gals were hell when they were younger!

Thanks, buddy, for dropping in today!


Hey Kellie...
Let's just hope that we can keep it alive until more catch on!

I do believe that the common people are finally getting to the fed up point!

Like you said "hope lives"!

Thanks for coming over today!


Hey Dizzy...
That would have been something, that's for sure!

I do hope the guy got the message!

Thanks, my friend, for the visit today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
That's the kind of place to have! Sorta discourages walk up crime, doesn't it?

I appreciate you coming over this morning!

JoJo said...

Great I love tough older folks and yes if there were just more of them to show these sorry punks we aren't going to take their crap anymore. They need to learn respect for their elders.

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Couldn't agree with you more, sweetie! Hope the knee is allowing you to get around a little bit more!

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by today!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

She should have pulled a 44 magmun out of her belt a blown a crater in his head. Thanks for the story and have a great Sunday.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
At least she had a weapon of sorts available! One that even the government couldn't take away from her!

Glad to see you drop by today!