Fast thinking moms stop crimes with kindness

Filed under: In The News, Weird But True

When you have a guest in your home, Miss Manners says that the polite thing to do is to offer them a refreshment. And though she never said anything about being polite to intruders, two moms recently thwarted intruders by offering their attackers something to drink.

When faced with a knife-wielding robber who followed her and her six-month-old baby into her apartment, a Japanese woman told the man she had no money, but made the man a cup of tea. While he drank it, he calmed down, put his knife away, and spent 20 minutes talking about himself. The mother took advantage of his self-absorption and ran outside to call police.

Back across the pond in L.A., an intruder entered the home of a 47-year-old woman and attacked her in her bed. Her mother, who was sleeping in the next room, came to help and was slammed against the wall. She smelled beer on the man's breath and said to him, "I don't know about you, but I could use a beer." He accepted, and while the threesome sat in the living room drinking their brew, one of the women was able to slip away on a bathroom break and call police.

Talk about quick thinking! Neither the women nor the baby in these stories were harmed, and the American criminal has been caught.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.