Thug takes a beating. (The Goodness of America).
On September 18th, a would-be robber entered a store in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He grabbed the cashier by the wrists and threatened to cut her with a metal can opener that he then used in an attempt to open the cash register.
A customer witnessing the incident became incensed at the extent to which the thug was terrorizing the young cashier. She later told police, "that poor child was frightened and I wasn't going to let that happen." The 85-year-old woman approached the man and began pummeling him with her metal cane. Flustered, he fled empty-handed, knocking his elderly assailant to the floor on the way out. Fortunately, she was not seriously injured, and refused medical treatment. An Associated Press account of the incident quoted Sgt. Bob Laporte of the New Kensington Police Department as saying that the plucky lady "had some choice words for him while she was sitting on the floor." And though "she turned out to be a hero," her identity remains unknown, since she "adamantly refused to give her name."