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Don’t mess with Pennelope Pettersen!
On an early Friday morning in late September, the grandma from Titusville, Florida, peered out her blinds and found something extremely unexpected on her back porch: a naked trespasser.
“I always look first. I opened the blinds and said, ‘What the hell? That’s not my cat,” Pennelope told WFTV.
According to WFTV, the suspect had stripped completely naked and exposed himself to the 73-year-old. Florida Today reports that the suspect broke into Pennelope’s back porch at around 2:20 a.m. He took off his clothing and began “gyrating” before her in a “lewd manner.”
Pennelope said she had seen a large shadow on her screened back porch through her blinds. After going to investigate, she saw the naked trespasser.
But rather than standing down, Pennelope (who says she used to work in security and law enforcement) decided to fight back the best way she knew how. She told WFTV that she decided to spook the intruder by popping out her false teeth.
“Grandma no teeth!” she recalled shouting at him after pulling out her dentures.
The suspect was eventually apprehended and brought before a judge. The 28-year-old man is being charged with burglary (he also broke into the family’s laundry room) and exposure of sexual organs. Prosecutors have told local news that they believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.
While this was certainly a scary scenario, we applaud Pennelope for handling herself so well!