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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pensioners Kill Thief With Poker

A 66-year-old woman and an 80-year-old male neighbor took turns beating a burglar to death with a poker after the woman discovered the thief ransacking her home, Itar-Tass reported Thursday.


The news agency reported that the woman attacked the 30-year-old man after she found him going through a cupboard at her home in a small village near the southern Russian town of Belgorod.


"Since her arm was getting tired an 80-year-old neighbor happened to drop by," Itar-Tass said.


"It turned out that he had also been robbed by the thief, so he took up the poker and continued the execution," Itar-Tass reported, quoting a local newspaper.


When it became apparent the thief had stopped breathing, the two old people dragged his lifeless body into some bushes near their homes where it was discovered some time later by police.


Local authorities are considering whether to bring charges against the pensioners.