An elderly Florida lady did her shopping, and upon returning to her
car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle.
She dropped her shopping bags and pretending to have a handgun,
proceeded to scream at the top of her voice, " I have a gun, and I know
how to use it! Get out of the car!" The four men didn't wait for a
second invitation. They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat
shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the
car and get into the driver's seat. She was so shaken that she could
not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then it
dawned on her why.
A few minutes later she found her own car parked four or five spaces
farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and then drove to the
police station. The sergeant to whom she told the story nearly tore
himself in two with laughter. He pointed to the other end of the
counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad,
elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses,
curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed.
Costa Atlantica 3/2004