Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Heroine of Northamptonshire

I'm sure this sort of thing happens in Los Angeles (or maybe even Liverpool?) all the time - ie  ladies of much mature years intervening in raids on jewellers shops. Looks like they didn't know what hit them - it certainly wasn't Santa, thats for sure. I'm sure exemplary sentences will be metered out to the robbers. I do hope the press give the trial as much coverage as this remarkable footage. Her statement, which can be found in a separate clip accessed just below the video clip, is also worth a read, especially between some of the lines. As for the lady of the moment,  Res Ipsa Loquitur and Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant


Anonymous said...

Pure joy to watch Hog. We have know about the Keystone Krooks for sometime, but this is their first film offering. I believe it's based on GTA IV and the wonderful silent comedy 'The PLank' (in which Eric Sykes and others destroy most of Hammersmith moving one a few yards).

The incompetence of the robbers with tools is as noticeable as their lack of aggression towards a grand old lady with a handbag swinging. I doubt any of them would get jobs cracking toffee with hammers!
She was awesome!

Hogdayafternoon said...

ACO: Absolutely. These p.o.s. are actually what makes up most criminality. They were/are, in my experience, gutless runts and when they are allowed to get away with it they actually start to believe they are something they're patently not. And they have consistently been allowed to get away with it, again and again. With no fear of being caught, and no fear of a penalty if they are, we end up with what we have.

JuliaM said...

The reaction on the 'Jeremy Vine' show from one caller on this made my blood boil - he was adamant that she was a stupid, foolhardy woman who should have considered her family, or those who might have had to put themseleves in harm's way to rescue her if it had all gone wrong.

He wasn't a youngster, either. I suppose such people have always been with us, but once were perhaps too ashamed to be quite so vociferous. Not any more.

TonyF said...

JuliaM, I heard that tosser too. I don't think I have ever shouted at the radio so much. Cowardly man.