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Likely Guy

Hero seniors take down suspect

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" TORONTO -

Don’t mess with us, say seniors who held a thief until police arrived.

Three Good Samaritans came to the aid of an 82-year-old woman in their Dundas St. E.-Sherbourne Ave. area Toronto Community Housing building after a stranger followed the octogenarian into her apartment on Sunday.

Chin-Hua Chen, 70, said alarm bells went off in his head the minute he saw the stranger enter the building behind him and the woman around 1:45 p.m.

Toronto Police alleged the man got into the woman’s apartment by offering to help carry her groceries and tried to steal her purse."

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/25/good-samaritans-hold-thief-for-cops?google_editors_picks=true

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Taun

What was an 82 year old woman doing walking around at all hours like that? Roaming the streets at 1:45 in the afternoon? Scandalous!...

Just kidding... Glad that her neighbors were looking out for her well being and willing to help her out...

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Michelle

Now that's the way things are supposed to work!

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Yamato

LOL it sounds like a movie script to hear them explain it

Ripped from the Toronto Sun link:

“I had only eyes for (the thief) and I grabbed him,” Chen said, adding he saw the man let go of the woman’s purse at one point.

While Chen and the intruder exchanged punches, 70-year-old Janie Harris came running with a wooden hiking stick.

“I put my hiking stick with the prong in his crotch,” she said with a laugh. “So if he’s going to move, he’s going to get hurt.”

The commotion attracted a third Good Samaritan — resident Tony, who held down the purse snatcher and was a “big help,” Chen said.

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Likely Guy

Now that's the way things are supposed to work!

That'll be the last time that 52 year old young punk messes with them. :)

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Michelle

That'll be the last time that 52 year old young punk messes with them. :)

That was the first thing that went through my mind before I read how old he was. :lol:

It's like when my neighbor said that her grandson was going to move in with her to help her out. I don't know how old this fairly spry, little old lady is, but her grandson is in his 50's. :w00t:

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aztek

good thing there was no cops around, or they would kill them all, mistaking canes for guns.

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Likely Guy

It was a hiking stick!

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Babe Ruth

good thing there was no cops around, or they would kill them all, mistaking canes for guns.

In the US, probably so.

Maybe in Canada, not so much?

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aztek

In the US, probably so.

Maybe in Canada, not so much?

lo,l, you are right, i missed "Toronto" in the article, my fault.

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