Only outlaws will have snow shovels. Two women in a grocery store parking lot foiled a double purse snatching by grabbing a snow shovel from the would-be robbers own truck and beating the heck out of the criminal masterminds.
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – It looks like a couple of suburban St. Louis purse snatchers picked the wrong women to attack. The victims fought back — with a snow shovel.
Police in Maryland Heights released details of the Sunday incident outside a Schnucks grocery store. The women were unloading groceries when the thieves tried to steal two purses from their cart.
One of the women grabbed a shovel from the suspects' pickup and smacked one of the men upside the head. The other woman jumped into the cab and attacked the other suspect, then grabbed the keys so he couldn't drive away.
The AP report should be bronzed or something. I do not recall ever reading the words "upside the head" in a news report from them unless they were quoting someone. The thief required a number of staples in his wounded head to fix the damage the crime-fighting shovelist dealt him. One hopes the police department in Maryland Heights awards the women a golden shovel award for their crime-busting skills.