Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Pensioners ‘hog-tie’ burly intruder

`A man ended up “trussed up like a chicken” after taking on the mainly elderly members of the Christchurch Petanque Club who found him hiding in the ladies’ loo.

The pensioners yesterday became crime fighters as they turned up for their regular game. [..]

One of the women members tried to enter the ladies’ toilets, alerting other members the door was locked, before a very large tattooed man aged in his 30s or 40s tried to push past.

“He’d locked himself in the ladies’ loo and we didn’t know we’d disturbed him …” she said.

“He burst out of the loo, he couldn’t get out any other way.”

Price said the ensuing struggle was like an episode of the Keystone Kops.’

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