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Cane-wielding woman sends burglar running
upi ^ | Sept. 29, 2012

Posted on 09/29/2012 10:56:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono

WILMINGTON, Del., A disabled Delaware woman said she used a few good licks from her cane to send a decades-younger burglary suspect packing.

The 55-year-old woman, who wanted to be identified only by her first name, Anita, told WTFX-TV, Philadelphia, she saw the young man coming through a window of her home in Wilmington.

She started wielding the cane after she "saw him put his foot in, his butt in, ... his arm in, his face in."

"My dad told me a long time ago, if the Bible don't get you, the cane will get you," Anita said.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the man was involved in the theft of a television from another house in the same neighborhood. Someone saw two young men carrying a large television down the street, but they apparently set it down and it was recovered.

Anita has a tube in her throat and moves and speaks with difficulty.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cane


1 posted on 09/29/2012 10:56:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Whoooooooooo AAAAAAAAA!!! What kind of cane is THAT and where can I buy one?? Nice!!!

Not that I’d use it for anything but walking, mind you...


2 posted on 09/29/2012 11:13:23 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: JoeProBono

Bang! Bang! Maxwell’s silver hammer
Came down upon his head.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell’s silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 3:38:45 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: JoeProBono

A ball peen cane...cool!


4 posted on 09/30/2012 4:08:13 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Brad's Gramma

“I ran across a rather interesting weapon today, one that combines both old and new battlefield technologies into a contemporary defensive weapon for the modern gentleman. Or not. About it being a modern gentlemanly weapon, I mean. I guess it depends on your point of view. Most civilized folks these days just pack a firearm. Or pack nothing at all, and simply plan to get on their hands and knees, put their hands behind their heads and say “Take whatever you want. I don’t really need it.” But I digress.

Hammer Head Sword Cane

So this, is a hammer head sword cane. Quite the interesting design, a standard black sword cane, hidden in a smooth black tubular shaft, with a cast metal hammer head grip. On one side a standard hammer head, with cross grid patterned face, and on the other, a perforated spike. Quite a useful combination actually. And this sword cane, unlike most, uses a quick button release, which is an uncommon, but welcome feature in a sword cane. But for me, the most interesting feature of this cane is that hammer/point head.

In medieval times, a similar weapon evolved for the purpose of compromising the ever more heavily armored forces on the battlefield. Most swords weren’t really designed to battle armored opponents, and while most enterprising combatants simply learned how to use chinks in armor to thier advantage, it was sometimes easier and faster to simply compromise the armor.

This is where the war hammer design came from. Put a tough service point (or four) on the head of a small, but heavy impact weapon, and swing it, Louisville Slugger style, at your armored opponent, and you could punch a hole through that armor fairly easily. A small impact area (the point), combined with a relatively large mass (a hammer head) generally tends to do that to hardened metal plating. I’m pretty sure it would really just be a bad day for the aforementioned armored opponent after that.”
http://thedarkblade.com/of-hammers-swords-and-walking-sticks/


5 posted on 09/30/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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One of the virtues of a sword cane is that it doesn’t appear to be a weapon. The war hammer like appearance of this cane screams WEAPON, defeating any desire one might have of keeping a low profile. What is more, the sword cane / sheath comprises the hammers effectivesness, leaving one with an inferior sword and poorly handled hammer.

Who comes up with this stuff?


6 posted on 09/30/2012 7:44:04 AM PDT by nonsporting
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7 posted on 09/30/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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For an elderly lady, I would recommend something with more finesse. Typically a common cane has a rubber tip, but through the cane above it, the blade of a chestnut knife would be impressively dangerous. Bap somebody with the cane and leave a foot long gash.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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9 posted on 09/30/2012 11:12:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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10 posted on 09/30/2012 11:15:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Thank you, Joe!!!


11 posted on 09/30/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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