Saturday, July 30, 2016

Grandma Fights off Thief with Bacon

MY LIFE WITH BACON continues after a hiatus with the top story of July 2016: 86-year old woman fights off a thief with a package of bacon.




BACON IN THE NEWS

The thing I've missed the most are the crime stories involving bacon. Well, here's one that has been widely reported. Photo above from the UPI:

As the article here says, the lady withdrew a 'large quantity' of money from an ATM before going grocery shopping. While in the store, she was accosted by an 'unknown female' who 'grabbed her trolley' (apparently this happened in the British Isles) and demanded her money. "The woman defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon."

This article from the Manchester Evening News has quotes from observers and bystanders. They are quite funny:

referring to the assailant: “I bet she has a crackling headache now!” and “Good on her... bet the offender made off with egg on her face.”

Way to go, granny! Hopefully she cooked it up and enjoyed a feast in celebration. Wish they reported what brand she used. I wonder if it was frozen? That would'a hurt!

And here's a link to some bacon crimes: http://www.extracrispy.com/food/156/a-brief-history-of-bacon-heists