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This Punjabi aunty who asked the robber to wait till she finishes her ‘chai’ deserves an award for badassery

"He told me to give him all the money, but I was relaxed. I told him I was having a cup of tea," she said.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:September 21, 2016 12:52 pm
Karamjit Sangha who fought the robber like no one can/ Twitter: BBCAsianNetwork Karamjit Sangha who fought the robber like no one can/ Twitter: BBCAsianNetwork

Whoever said don’t mess with Punjabi aunties, knew them very well because you can trust them to put you in your place when need be. This 49-year-old Punjabi aunty Karamjit Sangha who owns a News and Booze store in Hull, UK, was threatened by a robber with a seven-inch knife to hand over her cash but not only did she not give him the money, she also scared him away, reports Express.

Unfortunately, the robber Stuart Gleeson decided to disturb her while she was sipping on her freshly brewed tea and that probably turned out to be a bigger mistake than asking for money. Sangha asked him to wait till she finishes her tea and then here’s what she did.

“I was just sitting there having my cup of tea when he came in holding this seven-inch kitchen knife. He told me to give him all the money, but I was relaxed. I told him I was having a cup of tea. He demanded I put it down and give him the money. I said ‘OK’ and picked up the craft knife and waved it at him. I wouldn’t have hurt him, but it was enough to scare him. He started shaking and then he ran off,” she told Express.co.uk.

The incident reportedly happened on May 26 and the guy has been sentenced to five years jail time on account of robbery and possession of a knife.

“The shop worker must have been extremely frightened when you waved the knife at her,” said the judge.

But Sangha was as calm as anyone could be. After the sentence was delivered last week, she said, “This sentence is fantastic. Something like this has never happened to me before. But people shouldn’t feel sorry for me, they should feel sorry for him. He just got scared and that was it.”