Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:51 pm
I can't vouch for the accuracy of this, but I approve the old gals actions.
You Gotta Love This!!!
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 bastards 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 cellmate 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 bastards 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 shootin' 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
So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door
and the minute the big one, Furth, 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
sainthood and a medal.
DEPORT HER TO AMERICA -- WE NEED HER!!!
Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:11 pm
The first few sentences are hard to tell either way, but it gets progressively more far fetched as you go deeper into the story. It is an urban legend that has been floating around since at least early 2000.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:30 pm
Yup, Jim was right about that Ol`Granny story.
As found on the Truth or Fiction site.
Summary of the eRumor
A story from Australia.Â After her 18-year-old granddaughter was raped, 81-year-old Ava Estelle spent a week tracking down the two men who did it and used her 9-mm pistol to disarm them, sexually speaking.Â She shot both men's testicles and one of the men's penis.Â The then walked into a police station, laid the gun on the desk and said, "Those bastards will never rape anybody again."
We've not been able to find any record of the grandmother or the suspects. The folks at the Darwin Awards have listed this story as an urban legend.Â A man from the Office of Public Prosecutions in Australia wrote to the Darwin Awards saying he's searched the records and found nothing about the two suspects or the granny.