8 Oct 2015

AN UNBELIEVABLE STORY

One of my classmates in our painting group had been burgled. Fortunately besides a shock, and her computer stolen, she had nothing. The poor "girl" is 80.

Not so lucky was a friend. I will call her Anne, she is 78 and in a very good shape. One night she woke up and a young man stood in her bedroom. Obviously he was a burglar.

He wanted to tie her up on her bed and rape her. In a fraction of seconds Anne thought it over and proposed him not to tie her up, because it would be more fun (!) He agreed. Once finished, she offered him a cup of coffee, which he accepted happily ! And while she brewed the coffee she managed to put her mobile in her bathrobe pocked. Then she asked him if she could go to the bathroom. He accepted again, but she should leave the door open. She managed to call the police !

When the police arrived they found a happy burglar sitting at the kitchen table and enjoying his coffee. Anne who had instinctively done what had probably saved her life, only then collapsed because of the shock and had to be taken to the hospital. What a woman ! most of us would have screamed, fight and got hysterical !

Later she was informed that this guy was 21 years old and had already raped and burgled about 20 women aged between 75 and 95 in various hospitals in Brussels. He must be a fan of grandmas !



Jenny Matlock
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15 comments:

Jo said...

"Ann" certainly was a brave lady and she managed to get the granny-grabber locked up eventually.

diane b said...

Brave ladies both of them. It is sad that we can't be safe in our own home.

Linens and Royals said...

What a quick thinking lady! Mobile phones save many lives now and help lock up burglars and rapists.

A Lady's Life said...

truly a brave woman and lucky.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - so sad ... I'm so sorry for your friend, and then "Ann" - good for her ... unbelievable as you say. Hilary

Fun60 said...

That is both inspirational and horrific!

carol l mckenna said...

Definitely a very different story ~ Brave woman ~ Gad ~ The 'crazies' in this world ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sarah Beth said...

How horrid -- but she was definitely a brave soul! I wonder how on earth that man got away with so many attacks -- while the women were in hospitals no less. Unbelievable.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Her bravery probably saved other women. What a story!

noexcuses said...

"Ann" is a hero! I don't know if I could think as quickly, but she did and by her actions, saved many others from this guy. Being burglarized is just as emotionally destructive as a physical attack. Thanks for sharing such a great story of courage!

Ruby Manchanda said...

That's some quick smart thinking. Brave lady.

Sarah said...

Yes, a brave woman.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hurrah for Anne and her quick thinking. There's no doubt in my mind that she saved a lot of other women from being raped. I hope she's okay as can be for having gone through it herself.

Annesphamily said...

Your friend is quite brave. I am glad it all worked out but what a scary ordeal. She was quick thinking and very smart. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

Susan Anderson said...

Yikes. I'm glad her quick thinking saved her. Scary situation.

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