Monday, April 30, 2007

70-Year-Old Female Liquor Store Clerk Catches Shoplifter

April 29, 2007
WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- A shoplifter would have to run pretty far to get away from this liquor store clerk.

Judy Brenner, 70, ran the Boston Marathon this month.

On Thursday, she was working at a state liquor store in Wolfeboro when she thought a young customer was trying to lift some liquor.

Brenner followed the teen out of the store. She said she wasn't going to let him get away with something he didn't pay for. He was walking fast -- so she picked up the pace. Finally, she sprinted about 100 feet to catch up with him.

She said she grabbed the half-gallon of whiskey he had under his jacket, while others who joined the chase grabbed the suspect and held him until police arrived.

Brenner finished the Boston Marathon in just over five hours, placing sixth among the women in her age bracket.

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Pet for the day

Name: Murphy
Age: Two years old

Gender: Male
Kind: Ferret

Home: USA

Murphy is an energetic, loving, bundle of joy. He is always happy to see me, as he knows it is time to play. He loves to jump and run around. His chuckles signal to me that he is having a good time. When I went to go pick out a ferret, I saw that he was waking all the other ferrets up wanting to play. I knew that he was the right ferret for me. He loves chasing after my feet, and attempting to pull the socks right off my feet. I will lay a pile of socks and he will take one and take it to his room. He comes back until all of them are gone!

Did you know...

More people attended the funeral for 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro than those for Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford combined.

Joke for the day

Instrument Error
My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year.

Yesterday afternoon, she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting when she was forced to make an emergency landing in Southern Tennessee because of bad weather. Thank God our kids were with me at the Beach House this weekend.

The NTSB issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: Judy was flying a single engine aircraft in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating.

The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured.

Photographs below were taken at the scene show the extent of damage to her aircraft.

She was very lucky.







Pictures for the day