A robber tried to steal the purse of 76-year-old Betty Jeffery without realizing just who it was she was messing with.
Jeffery was once a national arm wrestling champion in England and has played in competitive sports for 45 years.
Jeffrey told the BBC that she was on the way to a funeral in Essex when the would-be thief made the attempt and was promptly socked in the nose.
“I’ll never forget that face. I just hit it,” she recounted. “I had to stop her.”
“I love sports and I love a challenge. And she was a challenge,” Jeffrey said with a laugh.
Luckily, two bystanders witnessed the confrontation and quickly intervened, forcing a fearful retreat from the mugger.