Two little old ladies on mobility scooters take out mugger?
What can you say, but don't mess with Gran!
Great-grandmother 92, reveals how she saved her friend, 75, from a mugger by ramming him with her mobility scooter as she shouted 'oh no you don't'
- Eileen Mason, 92, knocked would-be thief to the ground with her scooter
- Mrs Mason and friend Margaret Seabrook, 75, were attacked in Swindon
- 'Evil looking man' tried to steal contents of their scooters' baskets
- The great-grandmother-of-13, accelerated, and rammed the attacker
- After he was knocked to the ground, they sped off on their scooters
A 92-year-old great-grandmother has told of how she saved her 75-year-old friend from a mugger - by ramming him with her mobility scooter.
Eileen Mason and Margaret Seabrook had been to a lunch club meeting in Swindon, Wiltshire, when an 'evil looking' man suddenly appeared from behind a fence.
According to the two pensioners, the man initially attempted to get his hands on the contents of Mrs Seabrook's scooter basket, before grabbing Mrs Mason by the arm and reaching for her carrier bag.
However, the would-be robber was soon to regret his action, as Mrs Mason shouted 'Oh, no you don't,' and slammed on the accelerator of her scooter.
The attacker was knocked to the ground, and the motorised pair sped off into the distance.
Speaking after the robbery attempt, the great-grandmothers said they refused to let the 'weasel' bring them down.
Mrs Mason said she had seen the young man's intention to take the contents of Mrs Seabrook's basket, before turning on her in an attempt to steal a brand new pair of trousers from her bag.
The sprightly 92-year-old says the next few moments were 'a bit of a blur' and that all she remembers is accelerating her scooter and knocking the man to the ground.
Mrs Mason, who has four children, ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, said: 'I saw him look into my basket and I said; 'Oh no you don't!', really loudly.
'I put my scooter into accelerate and turned really fast. The next thing I know he was on the floor. I thought 'my gosh'.
I had slowed up because it looked like something was going to happen. He just looked evil, with dark, piercing eyes.
'He came from over my shoulder, caught my arm and pulled me back.
'When he came round the second time, I slammed down on the speed so the scooter went up on to the grass, and when the back end came round it knocked him down.
'He lay there for a moment and then made a quick exit. I have never seen him round here before, and I felt a bit panicky because we did not like the look of him.
'You just don't think this would happen to you on your way home from lunch club.
'We always go together, and It's a good thing we did, otherwise it would have been much easier for him.
'I might be old but I'm still quick. I think the way I shouted probably frightened him.
'The next day I was very shaken. We were lucky, because he could have hit us - if he had been able to catch us.'
Mrs Seabrook, a mother-of-three, who has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, added: 'We came around the corner and he was just stood there by the fence.
'He didn't look right. He had a white baseball cap on his head back to front, which isn't the right way to wear it, and black eyes.
'I heard Eileen shout so I swung around and all I saw was him on the floor. I didn't see his face after that because he ran away so fast.
'If he had got my bag he would have got everything, because all my bank cards were in my purse. We were both very shaken up by it, but we can laugh about it now.
'We've been friends for ten years and we are always on our scooters together, nothing like this has happened before.
'I don't think it'll happen again now either, I certainly hope not. They were obviously targeting us because they thought we'd be an easy target - he was wrong.
'After, I took Eileen back to my flat, called the police, and made a cup of tea to calm.'
Eileen added: 'Everyone on Facebook has been going crazy - I can't believe it. Everyone has been so supportive of us. We just can't believe it all really.'
'We go to the lunch club every week on our scooters and nothing like this has ever happened before.
'We went through the war and all the bombings. We won't let a weasel like that hold us back.
'I would stand up for myself again if I needed to, but hopefully I won't need to. We will carry on as normal though, he hasn't put us off.'
Wiltshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, which took place at 1.15pm, to contact them on 101.