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Editorial note: No IT angle here, but plenty of entertainment from our ocassional series on criminal mishaps, blagging catastrophes and ne'er-do-well stupidity in general. Those who like their burglars grasped firmly by the testicles, read on. Those readers searching for something more technology-orientated, there's a piece on the Government giving its strongest show of support yet towards helping smaller suppliers win more business in the public sector IT marketplace, right here.

A battling 93-year-old Lithuanian woman has thwarted an attempted burglary by grasping one of the miscreants by the testicles so hard that the sobbing blagger required hospital treatment, Ananova reports.

Soja Popova, from Klaipeda, answered the door to two young men who promptly knocked her to the ground. The fighting granny quickly grabbed one of them by the nuts and squeezed "with all my force as hard as I could", as she later told the cops.

Popova continued: "He started screaming like an animal and his friend was trying to pull him free, but I have a grip like iron." The man's howling and his mate's protestations that the old girl should lay off alerted neighbours who called in law enforcement. The two broke free but were cuffed by police after escaping the attacking nonagenarian through a bedroom window. One was taken to hospital, the other to the lock-up.

A police officer noted: "They would not have got far, one of them could hardly walk and seemed pleased when he saw the police car. He demanded that he be taken to hospital because he was in so much pain."

Popova attributes her grip of steel to years of milking goats. They breed their grannies tough out there in Lithuania, make no mistake. ®

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