Karamjit Sangha of Hull, England has given true meaning to the phrase "don’t mess with Punjabis". Without using force or violence, she managed to scare away a robber.
No, she does not practice black magic or possess some supernatural power. Her confidence was enough to frighten the robber.
The 49-year-old Sangha, who owns the 'Sangha News and Booze' store in Hull, was threatened by a robber with a seven-inch knife to hand over her cash, The Indian Express reported.
"I was just sitting there having my cup of tea when he came in holding this 7-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," News18 quoted her as saying.
It also reported that she picked up a craft knife and waved it at the robber. She said that she wouldn’t have hurt him but that he started shaking and ran off.
The robber, Stuart Gleeson, has been sentenced to jail for five years on account of robbery and possession of a knife. The incident was recorded on CCTV, according to Indiatimes.
Gleeson reportedly hung around the store at Beverly Road for several minutes before entering the shop, reported Hull Daily Mail.
In front of the jury at the Hull Crown Court, Gleeson admitted that the man in the CCTV footage was him.
After he was pronounced guilty, Judge Mark Bury told the jury that Gleeson has previous convictions for knifepoint robberies.
Interestingly, while delivering the judgement, the judge also said, “The shop worker must have been extremely frightened when you waved the knife at her.”
Sangha was delighted with the punishment and said, “This sentence is fantastic. The police were really good and they managed to gather a lot of evidence.”