Real Grey Power

Here’s a lesson from one of our elders and betters on how to deal with intruders.

An 84 year old man gives two big thugs a good hiding.

“AN 84-YEAR-OLD man was asleep when two brawny, armed intruders – one of them more than 2 metres tall – broke into his Port Macquarie home in the early hours of the morning.

They were wearing hoods and armed with a hammer, a pole and a kitchen knife when they entered his bedroom and demanded money at 2am on Sunday morning, police say.

The elderly man was struck on the arms with the pole when he tried to get out of bed but then he tackled one intruder who was armed with a knife and hammer.

During a struggle on the floor, the 84-year-old broke the blade off the knife and stabbed the intruder when he tried to hit him with the hammer.

He then disarmed the other man with the pole and chased both intruders from his house.”


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  • Mr_Blobby

    Well done that man.

    As I have always said the first responder to any crime is always the victim. This will not be the first time out for these offenders, so what are the keystone kops doing about it.

    Just as well they have not found the offenders as the victim would probably be charged for wounding them.

    Note to our politicians. Do something more than tinker with
    legislation and clean up our self defense laws. There should be no ambiguity
    like “no more force than is absolutely necessary” and “reasonable force”. An unauthorized person is on your property doing anything criminal is automatically in the

    • peterwn

      The actual wording is “Every one is justified in using, in the defence of himself or another, such force as, in the circumstances as he believes them to be, it is
      reasonable to use.” The quantum of force used is not generally at issue (eg gun against baseball bat OK). The two usual issues are a ‘self defence’ claim when the victim is not in immediate peril (eg the offender fleeing) or where the harm inflicted is so great that a full criminal investigation is necessary and the possibility of charges because of ‘public interest’ even though a prosecution is unlikely to proceed (this or a similar thing is buried somewhere in the Crown Law Office manual).