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Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the ...
April 26th, 2006 05:55 AM
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The Rambo Granny of Melbourne, Australia
Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down - - and shot off their testicles.
The old lady spent a week hunting those men down -- and when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way, said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be:
'Those ******** will never rape anybody again, by God.' Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.
The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas' testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. The one guy, Thomas, didn't lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won't be using it the way he used to, Detective Delp told reporters. Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they're just happy to be alive after what they've been through.
The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row. "When I saw the look on my Debbie's face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those ******** myself 'cause I figured the Law would go easy on them," recalled the retired library worker. "And I wasn't scared of them, either-- because I've got me a gun and I've been shooting' all my life.
And I wasn't dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one."
So, using a police artist's sketch of the suspects and Debbie's description of the sickos', tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighborhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.
I knew it was them the minute I saw 'em, but I shot a picture of 'em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them, the oldster recalled.
So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door and the minute the big one opened the door, I shot 'em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt 'em most, you know.
Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.
Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny. What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison, Det. Delp said, especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.
DEPORT HER TO AMERICA--- WE NEED HER !!
Unfortunately, according to snopes.com this is an urban legend.
The link debunking it is below. However, I would like to think that "Grambo" lives in each of our hearts.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
"I like when the enemy shoots at me; then I know where the ******** are and can kill them."
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April 26th, 2006 08:45 AM
And Snopes is all-knowing?
April 26th, 2006 10:13 AM
I don't know if Snopes is all-knowing... but they are normally very accurate. This type of story is easy to verify in any case, just call the Melbourne PD!
I'm sure Snopes is right on this one, but it's a good story anyway!
Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.
April 26th, 2006 11:36 AM
Either way its a cool story!
April 26th, 2006 01:13 PM
Gives a certain satisfaction however fictional - to one's sense of retribution need.
I have a major problem when scumbags get away with their crimes and pay nothing. Some justice is needed!
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April 26th, 2006 01:16 PM
April 26th, 2006 03:32 PM
sounds like thease scumbags had done it once before then went on to do it to a 18 y/o unarmed girl so much for reforming preditory crimanals shoulda been shot the first time they had done this not turned loose to do it agine
April 26th, 2006 09:13 PM
Actually I read this story almost 2 years ago, it was right after the anti-aussies had it their way.
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
April 26th, 2006 09:33 PM
What was the children's jingle EX had...."Two and the chest, and one in the head, make sure the bad guys really ***"?
I would like to think that "Grambo" lives in each of our hearts.
The jingle could be modified....for rapists...This story should be circulated amongst rapists and child molesters.....
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April 26th, 2006 10:33 PM
May not be true, but I also love the sentiment. Go Grambo, where ever you may be!
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April 27th, 2006 05:03 AM
Too bad it's not real
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