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Monday, November 14, 2005

Southern Heroine

You didn't see it on CNN, I know, but our local paper headlined a great story recently.  It seems a would-be robber walked into a convenience story in the sleepy little town not far from where I live, pulled a pistol on the clerk and demanded the money from the cash register.  The clerk, being a Southern lady to the core--which is to say, familiar from birth with the firearms used by all her male relatives for hunting and family protection--took a good look at the weapon.  Then she reached out and snatched it from the crook's hand and told him to get out of her store.  He was last seen high-tailing it out of town with the police on his trail.  The pistol was a toy, you see, and the lady clerk recognized it on sight.  Don't you love it when these things have a happy ending?

3 Comments:

Blogger Katie Anne said...

Very amusing story ! Southern ladies know how to handle this kind of situation.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Sue Reynolds said...

I am glad for a happy ending! It far to much to hear of bad or worse things happening all of the time. A toy, what are these people thinking sometimes. Don't they relize they could be hurt or killed? Thanks for that Southern Lady!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Blake said...

Thanks Katie Anne and Sue. The story tickled my funny bone when I first read it. I'm glad to know it touches a chord with you, too.

5:21 PM  

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