Miami Woman Uses Giant Scissors to Scare Robber

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) --

A 74-year-old woman used a pair of giant scissors to fight off a would-be robber.

Police say the incident happened last week. They are warning
others of the suspect, who posed as a delivery man to get inside
the woman's house.

The woman told police the man asked to use her phone to verify
the order. Once inside, he produced an electrical device and
repeatedly shocked her. The suspect ripped a gold chain off the
woman's neck and knocked her down twice. Her dachshund came to her aid, but the suspect shocked the dog too.

The suspect even shoved the phone underneath the woman's
bedridden husband to keep her from calling for help.

Somehow, the woman was able to grab a large pair of scissors and
scare the man away.


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  • by Dee Location: Tallahassee on Jan 27, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    I made a comment about not letting people into your house that you aren't expecting and they axed it! Hmmmmm. I said this woman was awesome, but just pointed out that you should never let someone in your house.
  • by D Location: Tally on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    Man's best friend her dog bought her time to grab the scissors. If you dont have one i would suggest you get one. A couple of seconds can make a whole lot of difference and this was just a small dog.
  • by Nicole on Jan 27, 2011 at 09:35 AM
    That is one tough woman, we hear you roar!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 at 08:42 AM
    Good for her! Too bad she didnt have gun and kill this thug!
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