Startled in the middle of the night by intruders, 72 year old former Olympian Dawn Fraser used her swimmer’s strength backed up by strategic deployment of her titanium knee to fight off one teenager who had grabbed her around the throat.
Not a fan of violence, but definitely a fan of self-defence, I say yay for Dawn.
I say boo to the ABC news mob who describe the event as a “home invasion” in the first paragraph then finish the story with this:
Police have referred two youths to the Child Protection Unit over the incident.
Police say they are treating the investigation as a trespassing incident because no homes were broken into, nothing was stolen and no-one has made an assault complaint.
I imagine that what this means is that Fraser heard intruders outside the house, in the yard, and that’s where she fought off the attack. So it’s not a home invasion, is it? Stop imitating the tabloids, Auntie.