Armed with Only a Cane, 80-Year Old Woman Fights Off Gunman

Like the proverb says, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog. And 80-year old Josefa Lopez, standing at 4'9", had a lot of fight in her. When she saw a man with a gun beating her daughter, she charged into action with her aluminum cane:

At one point, the man fired a shot but missed the enraged octogenarian, who turns 81 on Thursday. Speaking in Spanish from the porch of her home Wednesday, yards from the scene of the incident, Lopez said she blindly charged against the gunman after seeing her daughter lying on the circular driveway, bleeding from her face. [...]

"I thought she was dead," Lopez said. "I yelled at [the gunman], 'I am going to kill you, [son of a b----]!' I wasn't myself. To me, she was dead."


The robber prudently fled before getting thrashed.

Link -via Say Uncle | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user ken ratcliff

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