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    The Rambo Granny of Melbourne, Australia Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down - - and shot off their testicles. The old lady spent a week hunting those men down -- and when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way, said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be: 'Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by Golly.' Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cellmate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.

    The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas' testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. The one guy, Thomas, didn't lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won't be using it the way he used to, Detective Delp told reporters.

    Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they're just happy to be alive after what they've been through. The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row.

    "When I saw the look on my Debbie's face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself 'cause I figured the Law would go easy on them," recalled the retired library worker. "And I wasn't scared of them, either-- because I've got me a gun and I've been shootin' all my life. And I wasn't dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one."

    So, using a police artist's sketch of the suspects and Debbie's description of the sickos', tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighborhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel. I knew it was them the minute I saw 'em, but I shot a picture of 'em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said, it was them, the oldster recalled.

    So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door and the minute the big one, Furth, opened the door, I shot 'em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt 'em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.

    Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny. What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison, Det. Delp said, especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for sainthood and a medal.

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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    My husband told me about this last night . .. if it isn't an urban legend, I love her!

  4. by   shopgal
    That's AWESOME! Yes, we'll take her, I have an ex-husband that that method of punishment would be appropriate for!
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    God bless grandmas.

    I know mine would have done the same.
  6. by   daisybaby
    Ahhhhh, justice. Way to go, grandma!
  7. by   TechieNurse
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TechieNurse
    I had a feeling .. . ah well, maybe it will motivate a grandma somewhere.

  9. by   chattypattyCRNA2B
    Well darn...you had to go an ruin it for us didn't ya! That's a great story, too bad it's not true...... , well maybe it's good it IS NOT true, I mean you would have had to have a raped girl in the story and all.......:stone
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from stevielynn
    I had a feeling .. . ah well, maybe it will motivate a grandma somewhere.

    My grandma would have done it too, Steph. She weighed 98 pounds and wore a size 4 1/2 shoe, but she wasn't afraid of anything. She and my grandfather raised chickens, and one night, a commotion out in the (brooder house (what they called the places where baby chicks were raised), awakened her. She got out of bed and went out there to see what all the noise was about. When she opened the door, there she saw an owl with a 6 foot wing spread got in where the baby chicks were. She got so infuriated at what she saw. There standing on top of the waterer was that huge owl, with more than half of the chicks' heads on the floor next to it. She walked over by that owl, grabbed it by the legs, and gave it one huge whack against the door casing. When its head hit that doorcasing, its neck was fractured. I admired her the most of any member of our family. She was one strong gal, and I loved her to pieces.