[Exi-bay-chat] Re: [extropians] The Rambo Granny of Melbourne, Australia

Dave Krieger davekrieger at pobox.com
Sat Aug 21 21:59:44 UTC 2004

If only it were true...



At Saturday 8/21/2004 02:44 PM, Kennita Watson wrote:
>Gotta love it...
>Begin forwarded message:
>> 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 oldster recalled.
>> 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.
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