April 25, 2006

Jack Bauer Update? FORGET THAT!

Listen to THIS!

74-year-old woman chokes intruder, sends him running

4/25/2006, 7:49 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman thwarted a home invasion by choking the intruder until he ran away.
Thelma Carter said when the man she allowed to use her phone Sunday suddenly barged into her Decatur home, she grabbed his throat and - quote -- "strangled the living daylights out of him" -- end quote.
Carter said the man, who appeared to be in his twenties, looked scared. When she began calling for her grandson, who wasn't in the house at the time, the intruder turned and ran.
Carter said the man was running down the street the last time she saw him.
The retired motel clerk, who took a self-defense course a few years ago and works as a school crossing guard, says she's keeping an eye out for the man in her neighborhood.

I don't know--I think once I'd had the living daylights strangled out of me by a 74 year old retiree, I'd just move on to less dangerous work like being a javelin catcher or something.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 25, 2006 07:20 AM