Golf Attack_04

89-Year-Old Woman Clobbers Sword-Wielding Bandit With Golf Club

This store owner in Washington state fought off an armed robber with a pair of scissors and a 5-wood

Miyo Koba has grit, guts and a pretty good sense of humor.

The fearless 89-year-old store owner teed off on a sword-wielding crook earlier this week, using a golf club to clobber the man who mistook her shop as an easy target. Following the showdown at Frank’s Superette in Moses Lake, Washington, the elderly woman couldn’t help but revel in the whole ordeal with a local news station.

“It’s like a comedy, isn’t it?” Koba told KREM-TV.

The unlikely clash began when the bespeckled shopkeeper caught the bandit behind the cash register at her store, which she has owned for 60 years. After struggling to pop open the till, the robber, wearing a ski mask and dark sunglasses, demanded that she do it for him.

But Koba wasn’t about to be bullied. She grabbed a pair of scissors and barked back, “No, I’m not going to open the till for you,” Koba told KREM-TV. “‘I said, ‘If you don’t get your hands off the till, I’m going to stab you with my scissors.’”

The gentle senior citizen found that she couldn’t back up the threat, however. “I didn’t have the nerve to stab him,” she said.

The agitated criminal began pounding the register but still couldn’t open it. That’s when he pulled out a sword, which police said had a 3-foot blade, and started waving it at Koba. The dauntless store owner didn’t flinch.

Here's the 3-foot sword used in the robbery.

“I didn’t feel threatened,” she said. “It just probably made me a little bit more brave.”

In a burst of rage, the suspect shoved Koba to the ground, where she spotted the golf club. Grabbing her weapon of choice, she swung for the man’s skull. “I tried to hit his head a couple times,” she said. “But I couldn’t reach it.”

Miyo Koba chose this 5-wood as her weapon. 

Screen grab

Instead, Koba went for the man’s legs, delivering a few good whacks. He fled the store with the cash register, hopped on his BMX and peddled away. Police later recovered Koba’s cash register, along with the sword and a pile of the man’s clothes.

“He must have been running around in his underwear and no shoes,” Koba quipped.

Respond Now
DRUGS

Hip-Hop Stars Ink Endorsement Deals With Weed Dispensaries

Abigail Tracy
IRAQ

ISIS Survivor: They Massacred My Village for Not Converting to Islam

Balint Szlanko
RELIGION

Headless Goats Found Around NYC—Occult Expert Consulted

Luke Malone
IRAQ

ISIS Closing In on Oil Fields That Could Bring in $100 MILLION A DAY

Lindsey Snell
BREADLINE

Meet the Woman Liberals Hate (Other Ann Coulter)

Abigail Tracy
SEX

Silver Fox in Tux Shoots at Couple Who Interrupted Oral Sex in Park

Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
SOCIETY

Colleges Profit by Getting Students Drunk off Jell-O Shots

Adam K Raymond
UKRAINE

Potential Ukraine-Russia Cease-fire Turns into Surreal War of Words

Sarah Kaufman
Join the Fray
“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn for Dudes With Pickup Trucks