Tuesday, 30. September 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."
Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.
Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Porn Scandal Over Latvian PM Press Aide|
|Tragic Schoolboy Aged 11 Leaps To His Death|
|Evil Dad Hunted By Cops After Beating Son To Force Wife Back|
|High Speed Segway Chase Nabs Crook|
|Bystander Almost Killed When Car Explodes|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.