Friday, September 15, 2006

80 and still hitting?


By Tarryn Le Chat
15 September 2006



An 80-year-old man received stitches to his head after his brave and desperate attempt to protect five fellow pensioners with his walking stick during a mugging in Newlands Forest earlier this week.

The two muggers, one tall and the other short, were in close range of the elderly when they were taking their routine stroll near the stream at 9:30am on Monday.

The six pensioners put up a fight as the attempted mugging took place.

The 80-year-old, who did not wish to be named, struck with his walking stick at the Laurel and Hardy characters.

Two of the elderly women started screaming which caught the attention of passers-by, when the two assailants ran off and left in a white BMW that was waiting for them.

These ‘A-team’ pensioners reported the incident to the Table Mountain National Park.

Police spokesperson, Billy Jones, said the matter had been reported to the Claremont Police Station.

2 Comments:

At Sunday, 17 September, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mother was part of the team Pensioner 'A Team' who fought off these muggers.
I have been walking with this group occassionally for a period of over ten years. They are most definately a fearless and brave bunch, who regularly scale the sheer gorges of Table mountain despite arthritis and other problems that creep on with age. It is an inspration to be amongst this group, who are definately the leading adventurers in their generation. It doesn't suprise me the muggers ran. I would have too!

 
At Tuesday, 19 September, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should all go around beating up people

 

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