93-year-old Lithuanian woman, with hands hardened by years of milking goats, fought
back when two men broke into her property by grabbing one of them where it hurts
Popova was thrown to the ground when two robbers pushed through a door she had
she recovered and grabbed one of the men in the privates, squeezing "with
all my force as hard as I could".
started screaming like an animal and his friend was trying to pull him free, but
I have a grip like iron."
heard the man's screams of agony and his friend's frantic calls for the woman
to let go, and called the police.
two men escaped through a bedroom window and were then stopped in the street
where a police car had arrived to take one man to jail, and the other to hospital.
police spokesman said:
would not have got far, one of them could hardly walk and seemed pleased when
he saw the police car. He demanded that he be taken to hospital because he was
in so much pain."
20th August 2005.