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.

2 comments:

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