STRANGE BUT TRUE: GRAN OF STEEL BATTERS THIEF.
A WOULD-BE bag-snatcher was left counting his bruises after being beaten up by his 91-year-old victim.
Retired teacher Katherine Woodworth clobbered mugger Matthew Spradlin, 20, with her handbag.
He was forced to retreat under a barrage of blows and was arrested shortly after.
Katherine, from Toledo, Ohio, said: 'I didn't have my hearing aid in and I thought he said that he was going to take my pulse.
'Then he said it again that he was going to take my purse and I said, 'No, you're not'.
'I wasn't really thinking. I just hit him. I guess I've got more nerve now than when I was younger.'
Sergeant Tim Hanus said: 'I'm surprised and amused. She let him have it just hard enough to scare him off
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jun 12, 2005|
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