Friday, 19. December 2014
29. 07. 14. - 16:00
An old woman waded into action to bring down an armed robber threatening her gold dealer daughter-in-law with a machete.
CCTV footage shows the man had walked into the store selling gold in Quzhou city in east China’s Zhejiang province and demanded she hand over a sack filled with the precious metal.
But as the terrified young woman Wang Sung, 27, stood there in shock, her mother-in-law Li Kao, 60, who was visiting from the countryside waded in, shouting at the robber: "What you think you are doing?"
And before the stunned robber could react, she had grabbed his arm holding the machete and refused to let go, even though he attempted to pull his hand free.
Seizing the moment, her daughter-in-law grabbed an electroshock and zapped the man in the neck, causing his knees to buckle. And the CCTV footage shows that as he struggled to get his hand free and stand, the young woman continued to shock him on the neck causing bright flashes.
She said: "It had discharged fully on the first zap making him wet himself and causing his knees to buckle, but it still had some charge and I let him have that as well for good measure. Seeing my mother-in-law wading in gave me the courage, I didn't want to see her hurt."
Seconds later, other people alarmed by the noise rushed in from the street and helped disarm the man, who was then held before being handed over to police.
The robber, 35-year-old Zhou Yang, said: "I couldn't believe it, although I'm a man she had a grip like iron, and I couldn't get my hand free."
Police said that the robber had recently arrived in the countryside looking for work and after failing to get the job and living on the street he had borrowed cash and got heavily into debt, prompting him to decide to try and rob the store.
Li Kao said: "I wasn't going to mess around when I saw him threatening my son's wife, after years of manual labour and a hobby as a keen dancer, I regard myself as fit. I wasn't going to let him get the better of me."
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