Teenage handbag thief outpaced by 72-year-old ex-sprinter

On a much MUCH lighter note. Somewhat humorous too.

Teenage handbag thief outpaced by 72-year-old ex-sprinter

A teenage thief picked on the wrong victim when she tried to run off with a bag belonging to pensioner Jean Hirst – a former championship sprinter.

The schoolgirl was surprised to discover her victim, a former All England Schools championship sprinter, still had a turn of pace – at the age of 72.

As Mrs Hirst gave chase, she soon began to close on the culprit who was forced to throw down the bag in her desperation to escape. [More]

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2 thoughts on “Teenage handbag thief outpaced by 72-year-old ex-sprinter

    • I had that in mind too. When I read it, I immediately had the image of her being at the head of something like the geriatric version of the X-Men.

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