Grandma Defends Son-in-Law’s Store from Robbers by Launching Mangoes (Video)

Otilia Martins, 80, defends her son-in-law's store from robbers.

Here we go again with yet another senseless robbery that has been thwarted by someone that was just a little badder than the robbers.  If these fools that keep trying to rob these stores would put that kind of effort into finding a job, maybe they would find that it’s not worth the jail time or the headache.

Eduardo Torres-Lopez, 22, and Jesse DosSantos, 24, thought the small store called the Continental Market in New Bedford, Mass., was an easy mark for a robbery.  But they didn’t know that the store had an 80-year old secret weapon against thieves. The pint sized mother-in-law of the store’s owner, Manuel Nogueira is a force to be reckoned with. Otilia Martins, 80, and a portuguese immigrant, sprang to action when she realized her son-in-law’s store was being robbed, according to the Huffington Post.

Martins saw the young man behind the counter holding a gun on Nogueira and began launching  mangoes at him.  DosSantos hit her in the head with his pistol leaving a large gash, but she didn’t back down.  The two were soon caught by police and are now facing charges of armed robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a person over the age of 60.

The 80-year old told the Huffington Post:

“He’s lucky I didn’t have something stronger to hit him with.'”

Check her out!

-J.C. Brooks

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