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Posted at 2:39 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Woman and her handbag stop six thieves with sledgehammers (Video)

By Melissa Bell

This all seems too insane to believe. First you must watch the video:

It seems like a sketch from a British comedy, right? A scene right out of "The Office." Six thieves on mopeds are breaking into a jewelry store in broad daylight with sledgehammers (When was that ever a good idea?) It's all being filmed and out of nowhere an elderly women wearing red (it's the right color for a superhero cape) blasts onto the scene with nothing more than a purse and knocks the villainous criminals down. They have sledgehammers, remember. There are six of them. And then everyone on what seems a rather crowded street finally jumps into action after the little old lady has defeated them all.

And, yet, the BBC reports its all very much true. Ann Timson, who is in her 70s, was shopping with a friend in Northampton when she heard a commotion and her motherly instincts went into overdrive. "I ran across the road shouting at the lads to stop it," she said in a statement through the police.

Four of the thieves were arrested. No merchandise was taken. And no one was injured. A rather good day for would-be superheroes everywhere.

(Via Jezebel.)

By Melissa Bell  | February 8, 2011; 2:39 PM ET
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She was the only one to show some courage. The would be thieves were a calamity!

Posted by: jgllo | February 8, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Too many questions in my mind about this event.

Posted by: dgross55 | February 8, 2011 9:14 PM | Report abuse

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