Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - Little Old Lady My Ass

A number of What The Hell Wednesdays have featured heroes who have thwarted crimes. I love those and wish I could find more, but they just don't show up as frequently as just plain old activities by the criminally stupid which is a redundancy

59 Year Old Woman Chases Down Purse Snatcher

LONGVIEW, Wash.  - A 59-year-old woman chased down a purse snatcher who was fleeing on a bicycle in Longview pulled him to the ground and grabbed back her purse.

Two witnesses detained the man until officers arrived.

According to court documents filed this week, the theft took place in a Safeway parking lot last Friday. The woman chased the bicyclist about 15 feet.

The purse contained $62 and five credit cards.

A Cowlitz County Superior Court judge found probable cause to charge 29-year-old Mark Grendahl Jr. of Longview with five counts of second-degree theft. He was held Wednesday evening in the Cowlitz County Jail on $25,000 bail.

I am thinking the purse snatcher should have learned how to ride a bike before he decided to use it as a getaway vehicle. What was this guy....12....I know...I know, I read it....he was 29.....going on 12. But caught after going only 15 feet??? That's hardly the length of an SUV. 

I don't like that the article makes 59 sound old. I know some 59-year-olds who are in better shape than 29-year-olds, not to mention a ton smarter. Smart enough to know they can outrun a klutz trying to hop on a bike and try to speed away. 

Hey, Mark! How did it feel when that 59-year-old knocked you off your bike? You like road rash? Bet you weren't wearing a helmet either. Leave some scalp on the parking lot? I hope the police used the old kind of Bactine that really stung when you put it on as they cleaned up his scrapes and scratches.

So, cheers to you - 59-year-old woman - for kicking ass and taking names. You are my new hero until the next one comes up on line.

I can just see Mark's surprised face as he looked up from under his bike and saw he just got taken down by a woman old enough to be his mom. I will also bet you he said, "What the Hell?"


Ixy said...

Love it! I hope I've still got that much spirit left at 59, since it seems to be fading awfully fast here in my 30s.

Cloudia said...

why thank you
(signed, 58 year old me)

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Brian Miller said...

nice...wonder if he got sent to his room...see i like these stories...take that evil doers...

Cathy Feaster said...

...and she is my hero too! Maybe after I retire from working with sick babies, I can be an old(er) lady chasing down criminals too! :)

MorningAJ said...

Over here they'd have taken her to court for assault.

Now THAT's a what the hell!

the walking man said...

I hope his mom is older an doesn't throw his bail and beats his ass too.

Granny Annie said...

The young man is already receiving an onslaught of ambulance-chaser-lawyers business cards to represent him in the law suit against the woman. Probably suing her for shock over being subdued by a 59 year old.

Julie Ferguson said...

59 is not old but I love how she tackled the youngin' to get her purse back. Don't mess with a woman's purse!

Maude Lynn said...

Wouldn't you love to have seen that?

Green Monkey said...

59 is the new 29 I say.... I'm only 7 years behind . I certainly don't feel old.