77 Year-Old Woman Defends Herself From Three Muggers By Fighting Back And Smashing One Of Their Faces Into An ATM

The hardest I’ve ever been punched was by an old man. Granted, I was in highschool and volunteering at old folk’s home (not sure if that’s the politically correct word, but that’s what everyone kept calling it). During said volunteering, I was in some guy’s room and putting some of his dishes away and accidentally dropped a cup on the ground. Thing shattered, the dude had apparently been in ‘Nam or Korea or somewhere like that so he freaked out and punched me in the stomach. I almost had to hit his Life Alert for my own well-being.

That was the first time I truly experienced what people call ‘old people strength’. I mean, biologically, it kind of makes sense. They only got so much time left and, as such, have to use up all the reserves left in the tank. You can’t be going out of this life with reserves still left behind. That’s a waste. So I’m not really too surprised that this old woman was able to smash a would-be mugger’s face into an ATM to defend herself.

Via Mirror:

“Don’t mess with Winifred Peel, ever. She might be 77, but she’s got a lot of fight in her. Recently she was approached by three men who tried to mug her of £200 outside a bank in Bromborough, Wirral.  But she wasn’t having any of it. She managed to grab one of the attackers and fought back, banging his head against the cash machine three times. Piper Dumitru, Florin Geblescu and Felix Stoica, from Manchester, have all been jailed after pleading guilty to robbery. Prosecutor William Beardmore told Liverpool Crown Court that they drove to the village to find ‘easy targets’.

Once they saw Winifred put her pin number in they struck. Mr Beardmore said: ‘The complainant became aware of somebody standing to her right. He pushed against her, causing her to rock to one side, and she recognised him as a male she had seen exiting Barclays Bank earlier. ‘He said “it’s not working”. She then became aware of a second male she also recognised from having left Barclays Bank. ‘He leaned over her and pressed the button to withdraw £200, and at that point she realised she was being robbed. She took hold of the second male by the collar and banged his head against the cash machine three times to try and stop him.’ They ran off but police tracked them down and police worked out that it was Stoica who had been grabbed by Ms Peel.

A statement from Ms Peel said: ‘They did not care about how this would affect me. I would definitely say this has changed my life, I will never have the confidence I once did.’ Judge Norman Wright said: ‘You targeted a vulnerable victim, a lady who was 77 years of age. Notwithstanding her age, she resisted, there was a struggle before you made good your escape.’ The court heard Stoica had numerous previous convictions for robbery while the other two had no record. Defence teams for the men described them as ‘having made a terrible mistake’ and told the court they were each struggling financially. Stoica, 19, of Levenshulme, was sentenced two years in a young offenders’ institution; Geblescu, 18, also of Levenshulme, to 18 months; and Dumitru, 18, of Longsight, to eight months.”

The real story here is how much these muggers suck at being muggers. Old people should be a buffet of free money. All you have to be is polite to them and like help them across the street. They just throw money in your face. Why? Because they’re in Death’s waiting room and they can’t take it with them. Have you never listened to rap before? Regardless, these guys should more than likely give back their mugger card after failing to get money from a 77 year-old woman. If you can’t get money from someone who regularly just hands it out willy-nilly, then you suck at your job.