Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wife foils pistol-whip robbery gang by pretending to have a heart attack (UK)

A couple held at gunpoint and savagely beaten during a robbery at their home escaped when the wife faked a heart attack. As three thugs ransacked their house, quick-thinking Lesley Eaton, 54, rolled on the floor clutching her chest and pretending she could not breathe. Her husband Graham realised what she was doing and shouted that she needed an ambulance. In panic, the robbers fled with GBP1,000 in cash, a few cheques and a handful of Christmas presents. Last night Mrs Eaton said: 'I thought to myself that they couldn't threaten us any more without carrying something through so I decided to give it a go. I had nothing to lose and luckily it worked.' The couple, who run a successful horticultural business, were convinced they would be tortured and killed during the horrific raid at their GBP750,000 converted barn home in Wimborne, Dorset. - The Mail

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