Video: 72-Year-Old Great Grandmother Fights off Thief and Recovers Stolen Bike

Jan 19, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

A 72-year-old woman from Barnsley, UK, was able to fight off a 23-year-old bike thief to recover the stolen bike of a 13-year-old boy.

The thief brought the bike into Mari Parker's antiques shop but she recognised it from a post on a Facebook page about stolen bikes in the local area. She asked the man to leave it with her and she would get her son to look at it. The thief was asking for £150 for Lapierre X-Control however, Mari had seen it was worth £1,200 according to the Facebook post.

When her son arrived, the pair refused to give it back to the thief who then left the shop. Mrs Parker and her son contacted the boy who had lost the bike to arrange its return, however when Mr Parker left the shop later that day, the thief returned to try and steal the bike back again.

He asked for a reward for the bike and when Mari refused, he reportedly said: 'I'm going to 'bleep bleep' take it back then." That's when the altercation in the above video took place. Mari grabbed onto the handlebars while the thief tried to wrestle it off her. She was rammed into a van and left aching and bloody but refused to let go and eventually the thief ran away, leaving the bike behind.

The shop where the incident took place.Photo: Google Maps.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mari said: "A couple of customers came out to help but I was worried about what would happen with them so I told them to leave it to me and that they should call the police. But I refused to let go. I knew a young boy was coming back for his bike and I couldn't tell them we didn't have it."

The bike has now been returned to Luke Hodson, 13. His grandfather said: "He is over-the moon to get his bike back. It is his pride and joy. He rides it everywhere. I think Mari was wonderful, for a 72-year-old to do that is so heroic. They could have had a knife or even pushed her over. she is so brave. My admiration knows no bounds."

In a statement, South Yorkshire police said: "Police received a report about a suspected stolen bike being brought into the Barnsley Antiques Centre, Doncaster Road. The business owners, suspecting the bike was stolen property, kept the bike on the premises to return it to its rightful owner. It is reported that a man entered the shop to try and take the bike back, but was prevented from doing so.

"A 23-year-old Doncaster man was arrested in connection to this matter and interviewed by officers. The bike was returned to its rightful owner, who did not wish to pursue a prosecution."

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  • 668 7
 Two urban professional men holding purses watch on as 72 year old Granny yells "Hold my beer. I got this"
  • 49 12
 that how far it gotten. Men being pushed to be "Fashionista's"....luckily most of uf like to play in the mud and dont worry about how they look...Also iam sure most of us would have asked the Granny to call the cops while we fight that lil Gangster Big Grin
  • 249 20
 Don't know what's worse, the lowlife trash fighting with an old lady or the two soyboys watching...
  • 52 2
 And the cops didn't do anything either... Grandma should have just whooped his ass too!
  • 1 1
  • 5 3
 @Arierep: hahhahahahhahah
  • 33 5
 @panchoy: speak for yourself...
  • 28 1
 Those two urban professional...
  • 63 3
 @panchoy: No those men are not women - you saw a woman fight that piece of crap- those "men" are despicable pieces of crap themselves. This is the world we live in now - let's just record it and not get involved.
  • 59 10
 They could not risk themselves being accused on engaging into "toxic masculine" behaviour, such as actually helping someone
  • 9 0
 Yeah what why didn’t they drop the guy
  • 41 2
 @Arierep: never thought I'd read soyboy on PB but here we are...
  • 20 1
 Its pretty fucking pathetic, isn't it.
  • 34 2
 @mkotowski1: the reality is, if someone had dropped the guy.. they'd be getting charged with assault and the thief would be getting a payout.
  • 17 17
 @millsr4: thats cause the pigs in this country are a bloody lazy joke they dont do a thing to investigate simply rely on joe public to hand them the information or the actual thieving scum and what do they do?? release without charge. the only thing they are good at is intimidating normal people as most criminals know they aint worth a toffee
  • 83 7
 @tobiusmaximum: I know plenty of gay men who are far tougher than me....and you. The biggest cowards I have known were always the most macho. Sexuality has nothing to do with toughness.
  • 9 37
flag tobiusmaximum (Jan 20, 2020 at 7:56) (Below Threshold)
 @oscartheballer: i'm simply telling panchoy that they are not representative of men. which i think is fair.
  • 37 15
 @T4THH: “soyboy”? I got news for ya. I’m 55 yo guy that hasn’t eaten a piece of meat since I was 18. I would’ve dropped that lousy kid without even a second thought. Even after a breakfast of tofu scramble and green smoothie! Don’t know what was up with those two guys. Good on ya lady!
  • 2 6
flag flipoffthemonkeys (Jan 20, 2020 at 8:09) (Below Threshold)
 @tobiusmaximum: yes, sounds like the perp might be a minor. can you imagine the shitstorm you'd have to deal with if you "dropped" a minor. catch him on video, let the cops deal with it...
  • 5 1
 @flipoffthemonkeys: i think it says he's 23 in the first line of the article.
  • 17 3
 @fattyheadshok: The irony is that the phytoestrogens found in the hops in beer are far more powerful than those in soy.
  • 8 0
 Awesome, grandma! But those two men are not men. That thief should have been decked by both of them.
  • 35 2
 @amirazemi: they are plenty of gay people who would kick your dumb ass
  • 6 0
 Comment shitshow bait...
  • 7 41
flag amirazemi (Jan 20, 2020 at 8:39) (Below Threshold)
 @mkotowski1: oh i am sorry did not mean to hurt ur feelings.
  • 22 6
 Yeah, there's no way I'd let that happen, but I'm not a little guy unlike those purse holding yuppie wankers.

Seriously, is that how it is in the cities now?

I must live in the wild wild west, cuz that guy would have got shot here.
  • 16 38
flag jrocksdh (Jan 20, 2020 at 8:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Arierep: yup, thank the liberal snowflake brainwashers...'not my problem' types.
  • 8 2
 @amirazemi: just reminding you of your ignorance
  • 15 12
 @jrocksdh: Who is the biggest snowflake in the land? Dumpy Trumpy! No sure he is all that liberal though. Did you mean bigoted?
  • 5 5
 @nurseben: Do you not know the history of Carson City? You legitimately live in the wild west. Its also a horrible, politically incorrect place with nothing to see. Pinkbikers should just pass through on to Reno.
  • 3 0
 Well, it looks absurd, but maybe this is the best way it could have gone down. Always the skinny kids that are packin'
  • 20 0
 Y'all are making fun of the two men with purses, but aint saying shit about the other three still in the shop hiding behind the antique doll house. All jokes aside, that lady's a bad ass, a kid got his bike back, no one was hurt, and no one mentioned e-bikes. pretty good story right there.
  • 13 4
 @MartyFluxMcFly: Oh, and if people had bothered to read the article they would know the two men offered to help, but the OLD LADY TOLD THEM NOT TO.
  • 11 3
 @groghunter: Yeah, That completely changes things:
- hey need help?
- nopes, I'm alright fighting this POS all by myself, but thanks!
- alright then, see ya!

I don't know how some people are raised, but in some circumstances you don't offer help, you do it. You wouldn't ask if someone drowning needed help...
  • 17 0
 *“hold my tea“
  • 6 9
 @flipoffthemonkeys: video clearly supports panchoy's statement - that creature with exposed ankles and a purse is a disgrace
  • 2 0
 @MartyFluxMcFly: if it was an e-bike she would have let him take it
  • 4 1
 @panchoy: no, most women wouldn't just stand there either. I'd bet 9 out of 10 women would have gotten more involved there. There is a difference between an inability to take action and fear of taking action. There might be plenty of women who would be scared to act (and plenty of men too) but they would still act. I can't describe what these men were up to. Pathetic is the only that works for me.
  • 1 0
 @tobiusmaximum: so long as they used reasonable force they wouldn't.
  • 2 0
 @jfrizzle: I love a nice cup of tea...
  • 12 10
 @z-man: definitely. So many so called men in the US not saying a word about a credibly accused rapist occupying the White House. These “men” say nothing when he is found guilty of stealing from a charity for veterans and kids with cancer, and these “men” say nothing. Bunch of deranged sissies if you ask me.
  • 10 7
 @jrocksdh: and the “men” supporting Trump look the other way when their hero steals from a charity for veterans and kids with cancer. Bunch of pussies who don’t know wrong from right.
  • 3 1
 I love Pinkbike..hahaha
  • 7 0
 @Arierep: hey, leave them alone. You ever try to get a soy latte out of your merino scarf!? I think not...
  • 4 0
 @Crooks: In a country where the laws favour the crims, what do you do?

Go in to restrain the thief - but London and England has a knife problem so chances of bleeding high.
Stand off but clobber the F out of the thief - end up in custody yourself with the thief getting a payout. If you drop him and he is seriously injured - your up for attempted manslaughter.

It is that F'd up in the West and especially Queens own country. The only ones allowed to get away with murder there are the Bankers.

Anyway - who has Soy in their Latte's now days? Almond Milk for the win Wink
  • 15 6
 @jrocksdh: yeah I’m as liberal as it gets. Like all caps with exclamation marks at both ends kinda liberal. I would’ve dropped that dude in a heartbeat. Maybe you should talk to somebody who identifies as liberal and actually find out what it means. I’m also a business owner a father of four, a husband, a taxpayer, and an active member of society. Just because I despise racism, bigotry, corporate welfare, the selling/leasing of public lands for private for profit enterprises, and people thinking they have a god given right to a personal arsenal that can rival that of a small third world nation, because of a clause written during the flintlock musket era hardly means that I think a 23 year old should tussle with a 72 year old woman because he wants to steal a bike. See, we agree on that much.
  • 3 3
 The two professional looking dudes encompass everything wrong with today’s society they should be ashamed of themselves for being huge little bitches
  • 3 3
 They just finished their getting mani/pedis, so no possible way they could help.
  • 2 1
 Too right, wtf didn't one of them batter the Junky shit with man bag. Oh yeah Gucci ain't for grappling. Luckily not all English guys are like those two Metro douche bags
  • 2 0
 In the right hands a man bag can be a deadly weapon !
  • 3 3
 "hey, i could have helped that old lady, but i didn´t want to brake a nail..."
  • 1 1
 If it was an ebike he was stealing,she was within her rights to let the thief take it no probs @MartyFluxMcFly:
  • 1 0
 Me too
  • 1 1
 @fattyheadshok: yes apparently he hasn't seen The Gamechangers yet.
  • 4 1
 @fattyheadshok: holy virtue signaling. Give yourself another pat on the back, because you rule...
  • 2 1
 @TypicalCanadian: why, do you not? Why not?
  • 2 2
 @TypicalCanadian: I'd upvote you twice
  • 1 1
 @pinkbiker3000: I’d bet you’re a beta cuck
  • 1 0
 Clowns in suit. Cmom help the lady, and pplease hand the fucktard to the police being at it.
  • 1 1
 @SacAssassin: the second you label a whole city as "politically incorrect" you basically let us all know that pee sitting down
  • 1 0
 @zaalrottunda: Only when I’m to drunk to stand. Not my best tounge-in-cheek joke, but anything I can say to keep the population down I’m happy to do. Currently looking at property there.
  • 1 0
 @SacAssassin: In that case 10/10 strategy there. Although I was enticed to move there merely on that assessment lol
  • 65 4
 They let him off with no charges because the owner got his bike back? Just ignoring the fact that he STOLE the bike in the first place?! No harm, no

And thumbs down to those two manbags for doing nothing.
  • 19 1
 With no statement of complaint to say that the bike is stolen they have insufficient evidence.
Let's say the case was charged and went to court, at which point the thief said "Dunno what your on about - the bike was mine" or "I found it round the corner. I didn't steal it." Where is the evidence to contest this without a victim? Could you prove to a court that he stole it? We can't assume anything.
Your comment oversimplifies the situation. Yes, I absolutely believe he is probably a scumbag and criminally responsible. Yes, it is REALLY annoying that he's not being punished further for his actions. However, the legal system has controls to stop the conviction of innocent parties through a high level of scrutiny, and the thing you are complaining about is also what stops innocent people serving time wrongfully...

Oh, and you're right about the blokes!
  • 10 0
 @slimboyjim: The victim is the kid, should be easy to identify the bike via serial number. And the thief trying to wrest it from the old lady and then giving up is also an indicator.
Glad no one got hurt, but the victim failing to press charges just emboldens this low life to go do it again.
  • 2 2
 @Poulsbojohnny: The kid's had been identified, so it's something else. Maybe he didn't want to go through court, having had a previous traumatic incident there that it would cause him to live through again, for example? I don't know and there's a lot of unknowns.

I do agree with you in that, in an ideal world, the chap should be prosecuted (perhaps even for assault on the lady?) and that a failure to prosecute does embolden criminals. (In my world I would have far harsher penalties on conviction as well whilst we are on the subject...)

My point was simply that there are a lot of unknowns here and that, whilst we all have an opinion, we can't leap to conclusions on an incomplete factual account...
  • 6 0
 @slimboyjim: ever heard of possession of stolen property? Is that not a thing ocer there because in Canada even if you're caught with it and didn't know it was stolen you're still getting the possession charge.
  • 2 0
 @mhoshal: You get handling of stolen goods over here. You have to prove that the goods were (or were believed to be) stolen. If the kid chose not to provide a statement you have no case unfortunately...
  • 3 0
 @slimboyjim: thats really disappointing to hear bike thieves must love it though they get to steal bikes with no consequences. He would have had at least 2 charges here. One for assault and one for possession of stolen goods. Cops don't have to prove anything other then the fact the item was stolen and you're in possession of it.
  • 1 0
 @slimboyjim: and if the bike in question is over 5000 dollars its felony charge.
  • 2 0
 No, he got let off because the victim didn't want to press charges. It wasn't a police decision.
  • 48 0
 I'm going to get my gran to stand guard in my garage 24/7 from now on.
  • 15 0
 That’s an idea for a new product in the biking market. GrannyGuard - safeguard your wheels! (May require vitamins and supplements)
  • 7 1
 @BrooklynRyder: It "Depends" on what it would require to be a "GrannyGuard"
  • 1 0
 Warning guard granny
  • 1 0
 @BrooklynRyder: that'd be a sweet one season bike lock promo. 1 dollar from a sale goes to this lady. Her wrestling pick is on the hang tag lol.
  • 41 0
 Looks like Phil Atwill!
  • 2 0
 Made me laugh!
  • 30 0
 Barnsley, where the women are tougher than the Wildlings in GOT
  • 33 3
 and apparently the men are cowardly quim hanging around with phones and purses on the side of the road
  • 22 8
 Where the women are women and the men are too.
  • 8 0
 Explains why Sick got away scott free.
  • 10 3
 @Smallbright: I would not call them men, maybe a male of the specis and that is probably more credit than they deserve !
  • 5 0
 @alexmarengo: dude, not a purse. It’s a manbag.
  • 4 0
 @alexmarengo: did you read to the end where the lady said she told them to stay out of it so they didn't end up in trouble themselves. She told them to call the cops instead.
  • 17 1
 Why is it that every time I hear about a bike theft I immediately think of the UK?
  • 6 5
 You should think of vancouver. Highest property crime in North America.
  • 2 4
 @powderturns: or Toronto, NYC, and probably most big north american cities
  • 2 1
 @mnorris122: Philly
  • 5 1
 @mnorris122: Toronto is way safer for a bike than Vancouver.
  • 2 2
 @mnorris122: sorry dude. Check the statistics. Miami and Vancouver historically had the highest property crime rates.
  • 3 0
 @mnorris122: I would think the same, but that is actually not true. NYC has the LOWEST rates of property crimes per 100,000 residents in the entire country! #1 is Tucson, AZ go figure!
  • 2 1
 @powderturns: You are very incorrect. On property crime North Battleford SK has the higest property crime in Canada. Vancouver ranks 15. Looking at overall crime rate again North Battleford SK ranks #1 and Vancouver drops to #35.
  • 3 4
 What's the point in making up fake stats to make yourself believe you have it worse than others? Don't let your bike unlocked on Hastings overnight and there's barely any theft. I leave my bike on my tailgate pad when going to the grocery store and nothing ever happened. Vancouver is not even remotely that bad.
  • 3 0
 @Boosting: I would strongly encourage you not to leave your bike on the truck like that. It's not as bad as some may think but a bike will still get taken very quickly if left unsecured.
  • 5 0
 @powderturns: Do you not know how to internet? You don't, "check statistics" before posting something. You simply, "say anything you want and claim it as fact".

Internet 101 my friend.
  • 3 0
 Albuquerque, NM: second highest violent crime and highest property crime rate in the US in 2018

Only thing is that there the thieves will likely shoot you in the face or stab you if you try to stop them without a gun
  • 1 0
 @powderturns: can't agree more.
  • 12 0
 firstly proof that not all heroes where capes, secondly having recently been the victim of bike theft myself wtf? Why wouldn't you prosecute??? 100% prosecute and hope that in some way it acts a deterrent for the little scumbag not to do it again!!!!
  • 16 0
 ''The bike was returned to its rightful owner, who did not wish to pursue a prosecution."
If we don't prosecute, theft will do it again! Why people are so naive , I got my bike back and that's it?
WTF is wrong with people this days ???!!! Frown
  • 7 0
 @boss-matsumoto: of course though, when they know where you live (because that's where they nicked the bike from) the likely repercussions of pressing charges for you are probably worse than for the theif.
  • 2 3
 @boss-matsumoto: Also, you don't know what's going on in this 13 year old's life. That his grandfather is a spokesperson may or may not be an indicator. I don't expect a 13 year old to think like a 33 year old. If you think stopping this one clown once is some magical drop in the bucket, I'd say your not a very good realist.

And even for SuperGran, if she was even in a position to support a charge, it seems these folks just want to get back to the daily.
  • 8 0
 @boss-matsumoto: shouldn't be up to the people. Cops should be laying charges period.
  • 2 0
 I once got the mirror of my car stolen. It was a group of youths. They destroyed all side mirrors in the whole street. The police stoped them with my mirror in their hands. The couldn't do anything because they didn't know which of them was guilty (all of them if you ask me).
But I'm pretty sure they f*cked up in life by now so no hard feelings.
  • 14 1
 Those two "men" should have put down their purses ffs. What is the world coming too.
  • 4 1
 Of course they should have, but when faced with real conflict people are generally pretty useless.
  • 6 0
 Paragraph 5 of 8: "A couple of customers came out to help but I was worried about what would happen with them so I told them to leave it to me and that they should call the police. But I refused to let go. I knew a young boy was coming back for his bike and I couldn't tell them we didn't have it."
  • 12 0
 Well. I'll drink to that lady. Cheers and thanks.
  • 11 0
 Fckin asshole, i'd Beat the shit out if him
  • 7 0
 She was actually worried about her customers slipping as she said, " Please, dears, put your purses down and call the police. Oh never mind, I'll never forgive myself if their undersides get a wee bit damp. Carry on."
  • 10 3
 Looks like those two "guys" were too afraid to get their make up all ruffled up.
How nobody punched the guy in the face is truly beyond me.
  • 8 0
 I love how the 2 banker bro's just sit there and watch for so long. Fucking jump in there and DO SOMETHING mother fuckers.
  • 8 1
 What a legend, supergrams griplocked that bar and wrenched it away like a gangster while two pathetic excuses for men stood and watched dumbfounded. What a time to be alive!
  • 7 0
 Absolute cowards the two little soft arses with their little briefcases, disgusting behaviour letting an old woman struggle with a thief while you stand and watch
  • 6 1
 A Swedish teen awarded Time magazine's Person of the Year award for skipping school to travel the world in a plastic boat and complain. A 72 year old woman's keen intellect and agility - basically turning into Eastwood's Man with No Name - thwarting the scum of the 21st century, rewarded the criminal escaping justice. Earth is a whack place to be.
  • 4 0
 Had a similar situation, long story short. I saw a bike that was blatantly stolen so posted on facebook if any one knew of a stolen P66. 30 mins later got a reply saying it could be this lads bike. I gave the address of where I saw this bike, turns out when police went to that address, the bloke with the bike had burgled that address. A few weeks later I saw the same bloke on the same bike, rang the police and the owner. They caught him red handed stealing parts from bikes in a lock up in a block of flats. I told the police that was the guy I saw going into the yard of the burgled house..... Police found other items from the garage he robbed where he got the bike.......... CPS let him off with no charges.........
  • 4 0
 Someone has gotta press charges
  • 3 0
 CPS = Criminal Protection Service
  • 4 0
 It is actually nice to see that communities and people come together to reclaim stolen property, this lady saw the post, did something about it, not many of us can say that, we can all say we will knock them out, we will do this and that because violence is the key, I'm glad the bike was recovered because thieves don't know how much a bike is worth to that person, a lot of us build our bikes to how we want, passionate and prideful, it's nice to know that some people will help reclaim what gets taken from us with no fear and just the thought of returning this bike to its owner.
  • 5 0
 No F,n charges , what a crock. He should have been charged with theft 2x and attempted assault and battery. And WTF is with the freaking Hipsters!!!! Put down your purse man and help the lady out .
  • 4 0
 I sure hope this story goes viral and puts some pressure on the UK police to change their abysmal record when it comes to theft. Are police putting anyone in the UK in jail for theft?
  • 8 3
 The issue is not the actual police officers and their attitude to theft. PC's hate thieves and want nothing more than to be able to lock up scum like this. The problem is years and years of cuts to budgets and police numbers meaning that they don't have the resources to tackle bike theft properly.
Also, more and more of their time is being wasted with matters like online bullying/abuse etc.
  • 1 0
 @MTB-Strength-Factory: it also depends if the victim wants to prosecute.
  • 5 3

"Also, more and more of their time is being wasted with matters like online bullying/abuse etc."

Not sure that's a waste.
  • 3 0
 Respect to Super Granny, she`s much more courageous than any pseudo Super-Zeroes we`ve seen so far...
... and absolute shame to those 2 wankers who did NOtHING except being weak and useless in such a situation.

A billion kisses and hugs to you Super Granny. I love you.
  • 4 0
 I blame Margret Thatcher, if she hadn't closed the pits down the Barnsley miners would have hit him with a pit prop. The blokes were clearly visitors as no Barnsley men would be seen dead with a bag on their arm.
  • 2 0
 That lady is brave and heroic for taking a stand. It's shameful that no one truly had this lady's back and I could not imagine what would have happened if the dirtbag of a thief would have just attacked her while everyone just stand idly by and remain stagnant.

To me, the lady isn't just recovering a stolen bike but she's taking a stand in her that had a few that didn't do much for her sadly. Bike thieves anger me hands down but two have what looked like two "capable" people, and more in the bike shop just let this slide makes me want to deck all of them (except the hero lady of course).
  • 2 0
 Typical UK story of thieving skinny crack head, lives to see another day, while law and order on the streets is taken care of by a Grandma whom comes from a time long gone by, where the word's "no, it's not yours" meant something! One can hope his time is a short one on this planet.

...This waste of fresh air, that nicked the bike (twice no less) should A, be feeding via a straw! for the foreseeable.(though one seriously doubts if he had any teeth in the 1st place)
...And B, be attempting to nick his drugs off cellmates in a HMP many miles away from his home town!

The fact that neither happened, is a VERY sad indictment of all that is quite wrong with the UK as a whole these days really.
  • 2 0
 "The bike was returned to its rightful owner, who did not wish to pursue a prosecution." and this is the problem. Granny got bloodied up, and the owner is too much of a pussy (his parent's actually) to press charges so the perp can be held accountable.
  • 5 0
 They arrested the man, but let him go with NO charges. tf
  • 2 1
 typical in the UK, unless you're caught red handed you can get away with anything that can't be proved. See my comment below
  • 15 0
 @nojzilla: Was he not caught red-handed assaulting a 72 year old woman?
  • 1 0
 @srjacobs: Thing is..... he could just say didn't know the bike was stolen an she assulted him, she could get in just as much trouble Frown
  • 5 0
 @nojzilla: good old UK. Seriously tho how can two "men" stand around and watch that shit. pathetic.
  • 2 0
 @zaalrottunda: agreed
  • 2 0
 @zaalrottunda: the coppers are bigger poofs than those two worthless clowns that just stood there. they might have to address a real crime rather than arrest people saying hurtful words on the internet.
  • 5 0
 Release the name of the 23 year old thief.
  • 3 0
 Don Cherry, leave that body ! Wink
  • 5 4
 Jesus how soft are UK men that they had to sit there and watch without helping? Guess California bike shops are a bit rougher on criminals whereas the UK they let them soften up grannies for an hour before the police come to sternly warn the criminals.
  • 6 4
 It's amazing how you watch a 3 minute video and know everything about the UK. Shame you just missed out on the general election, reckon you would of stood a chance....
  • 2 1
 @Grealdo: How esoteric and witty. I could post videos all day of the UK eating itself thru desperate attempts at being woke if you needed to understand the base of my comment?
  • 2 1
 I just wanna know why the guy wasn't charged? Clear evidence that if he didn't steal the bike in the first place than he was for sure trying to steal it from the shop. Should have been charged with theft and assault from pulling the old woman around. Thats what would have happened in Canada.
  • 1 0
 Because the victim didn't want to prosecute.
  • 5 0
 Those two dudes with purses? Hahahaha
  • 1 0
 I think they should publically shame the theif and post his photo, name, phone number, address and anything else they can find on him to the internet, every social media site, and dating app out there. Let the world know what kind of fucking piece of bike stealing shit he really is - really one of the worst kind. Then the public can sort things out since the cops can't. Maybe all of the pinkbikers in UK can give him strong physical persuasion to do some fucking honest work and not steal bikes. I also agree that the two guys there should have helped regardless of what the lady said. Times like that, you just act and do what's right, not wait for permission to do so.
  • 1 0
 I think they should publically shame the thief and post his photo, name, phone number, address and anything else they can find on him to the internet, every social media site, and dating app out there. Let the world know what kind of fucking piece of bike stealing shit he really is - really one of the worst kind. Then the public can sort things out since the cops can't. Maybe all of the pinkbikers in UK can give him strong physical persuasion to do some fucking honest work and not steal bikes. I also agree that the two guys there should have helped regardless of what the lady said. Times like that, you just act and do what's right, not wait for permission.
  • 1 0
 well, lead the charge. do something.
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 Good woman! To those saying he should have been decked or locked up, I agree but think on this... They have the thiefs address and the young lad didn't want to press charges, I suspect someone will be getting a visit from a couple of burly men in the not too distant future. Violence, uh, finds a way.
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 Grandmas: feeding families and fighting baddies since FOREVER.

that lady's badass
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 good to see those two useless pieces of shit just standing there.
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 Shes from Barnsley, surprised she didn't headbutt him. Good on the old girl
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 One bad-a** grandma! Love it when people care. Those bystanders, not so much.
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 What in the world is up with those two dudes? C'mon people. What if that was your mother??
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 fight or flight. how do you think nazi germany; african genocides; current day chineses indoc prisons occur...
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 And police let him go and went back to monitoring the internet for any nasty and hurtful comments! Wankers...
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 Cops are a bunch of wankers... "The Police showed up later on that day"... "They let him go with no charges"... WTF is wrong with the world today. And you think this guy will stop stealing bikes?
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 Thumbnail made it look he was going to swing on granny.... I was REALLY hoping he was going to get his if that was the case.
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 Well when your 72 and still follow rob warner and someone comes and nicks your new vitus your guna deal with it lol
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 She's got great balance skills, get her on a mountain bike!! Look out Tahnee!!
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 Granny got grip strength.
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 A deathgrip even Brendog Fairclaw would be proud of!
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 Mate your Nan is Gangstar as Fack!
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 Wonder if I can order a Garage Granny from the same website as the Trunk Monkey.
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 Shocked that no one broke the guys nose
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 If she used pepper spray as well, the video would have been more entertaining.
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 I thought Yorkshire was full of proper northern hard as nails working men? Hmmmm?????
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 Guess those fellas did not want to mess up their hair and put down the man purses..sorry excuse. The guy would have been beaten to a pulp if I was there.
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 And you would get tossed in the slammer for assault. Not saying that it's right,but it's what would happen. I lived in the UK for a year and a half and could not believe the crime,and how widely it was accepted. I came back to Canada for a visit and my room mate stole all my belonging,this was a guy i had lived,hung out with and partied with for over a year. Unbelievable.
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 Super Gran
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 who pinched gran's eyebrows? mystery...
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 What a hero she is. And yes I have a good tune from NWA at the back of my head..
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 Must've been a chav innit
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 Don’t $&@# with grandma
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 why not press charges!!?
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 I feel f*cking ashamed by all the misogynistic and/or homophobic comments posted by some Pinkbike members. No thanks the useless moderation staff for letting this pass.
As a woman I cannot stress more the need to have a more diverse MTB community, I'm fed up by this manly toxic culture in MTB.
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 That’s badass!
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 Wow she is strong!
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 Because they were, they even had purses!
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 A two manbags dentist out there bro? Damn
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 For all my Commonwealth mates, that there is SuperGran
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