Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Gran Dundee

When woken by a masked man holding a knife, Winifred Whelan screamed and ran downstairs to the kitchen.

Grabbing a giant carving knife, she told the startled intruder "You call that a knife? This is a knife" in an echo of the famous scene in the Crocodile Dundee film when actor Paul Hogan confronted a New York mugger.

As she took on the intruder, her husband grappled with his accomplice.

Recalling the incident on the day the burglars were jailed for the break-in, Whelan told The Liverpool Echo: "I said to the robber 'You call that a knife?' His was around 10 inches long and I had a carving knife measuring around 14 inches.

"I pointed it at his belly and added 'This is a knife!"

The two burglars were jailed last week at Liverpool crown court for the 2005 incident.


yellowdog granny said...

see im not the only little ole granny with balls...you go girl..

dom said...

She would have used her bazooka , but she handed it in , in the knife amnesty last month