Congratulations Grandma Winifred! We hope he taught these thieves a lesson they will never forget.
Elderly individuals have spent a considerable amount of time on this planet and have gathered extensive knowledge about life and how things work. Therefore, it is never wise to interfere with them.
It is worth noting that three young individuals who attempted to engage in criminal behavior also learned this lesson firsthand. It is highly unlikely that they will attempt to approach older individuals in the future. This story could serve as a valuable lesson for others who may be considering similar foolish actions.
Winifred Peel, a 77-year-old grandmother, was going about her day when she decided to take a walk and make a stop at the nearest ATM. Little did she know, she would soon cross paths with Piper Dumitru, Florin Geblescu, and Felix Stoica, who had devised what they thought was a foolproof plan. However, their scheme quickly fell apart when they realized they had chosen the wrong person to mess with.
While attempting to withdraw cash from an ATM, 77-year-old Winifred Peel felt a presence behind her. She soon realized that it was not someone waiting in line, but a thief who had targeted her for her money. As one of the robbers tried to withdraw £200, the other knocked Peel off balance.
Peel had a sense that they had been planning the robbery for some time as she remembered seeing them the day before. The criminals had been tailing her since she left the bank.
This wise woman didn’t allow these young criminals to victimize her and took action. She immediately grabbed one of them by the collar and used all her strength to bang his head against the ATM. Afterward, she reported the incident to the police.
Team Winifred pic.twitter.com/XBefzXqWhC— Matt Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) August 30, 2016
The police officers who arrived at the scene were able to locate and arrest the three culprits. They were charged and subsequently sentenced to time in prison. Peel was relieved to hear that the attackers had been jailed. She admitted that while she hoped they would receive jail time, she initially believed they would only receive a warning.
This incident had a significant impact on Peel’s life. She said to Metro, “They did not care about how this would affect me. I would definitely say this has changed my life. I will never have the confidence I once did. I only hope my confidence returns.”
Thankfully, Peel wasn’t hurt during the attack. However, she now fears that she may be attacked again. Nevertheless, due to her courage, as well as her regular gym visits in her 70s, she was able to emerge victorious from the situation.
Criminals often believe that the elderly are easy targets, but fortunately, there are more individuals like Winifred who fight back when they find themselves in danger. Check out the video below, which shows an older man pushing back against a robber who attacked him at an ATM and even throws a few punches.
Next time you think elderly people are an easy target, think again.
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