"I've learned a few tricks of the trade over the years and I felt I could take him on," she said.

"I grabbed him by the shirt and swung him around a bit, and he let go of the purse. And he tried it again, to go at the purse. And this time I grabbed him by the shoulders and hit him against the wall a little bit."

As a parting shot, she kicked him in the backside as he ran away.

"I chased him down the hall and booted him one. I pushed him into the wall and he went roaring down the stairs."
http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio...aby-woman.html

This old lady is very lucky that the guy just tried to grab her purse and not do her violence. Regardless, it's somehow heartwarming that she literally kicked his ass.