You wouldn’t normally expect a hearth brush to beat a samurai sword in an altercation, especially when the brush was being wielded by an elderly woman with health problems:
A Christchurch great-grandmother saved a woman from being attacked with a samurai sword by hitting the attacker with a plastic brush.
Lois Kennedy, 81, has been praised for her bravery by police, who said she may have saved the victim’s life. . .
Kennedy – who has severely impaired vision, asthma and walks with a frame – was woken by the sound of a neighbour calling her name.
“It was awful. I was in bed and I heard her calling for help so, as you do, I went out there and all I could manage to see was this mass on the footpath. So I went whacking with my hearth brush,” she said.
That’s what you call a great Great Gran.