Monday, May 7, 2007

Pensioner halts post office robbery - with lettuce

From The Sun

George Smith, 82, was shopping when a raider walked into the village store in Speldhurst, Kent, and pointed the gun at postmistress Pat Carter.
The man demanded money — but Mr Smith belted him in the face with an iceberg lettuce.
A second hit persuaded the robber to run off.
World War II veteran Mr Smith, of Speldhurst, said: “The best form of defence is attack — so I did. I clobbered him twice.”
Mrs Carter, 52, said: “I was shocked to see someone with a gun — and by how George stopped him.
“Nobody knows how they are going to react — but George took the wind out of his sails.”

Jason's snark: Lettuce hope the robber didn't cabbage on to any loot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the funny things people do. This man deserves a great big salad for his heroic efforts.