Last year, an 80 year old woman up the street who lives in a second story unit of a frame house, with stairs in the back leading to her front door, found that a twenty year old had broken into her house. She suprised him and attacked. She bit and scratched until he ran downstairs and tried to make his getaway. She called 911 immediately and they found the guy, still bleeding from his superficial wounds, on a side street. Worse than being caught was having the police and everyone else in the Sonoma County Jail know that he had been beaten up by an 80 year old woman. Then, to rub salt in his still smarting wounds, the storycame out in the newspapers. And then in the courtroom.
As you may immagine, that little old lady with her tiny yipping dog, gets to walk tall around our neighborhood and we are proud she is one of us.