Sometimes in the name of self-protection, you just have to go with what's handy.

In the case of this 86-year-old grocery store shopper, what she had on hand was a package of bacon.

After an elderly woman withdrew a large sum of cash from an ATM, she decided to go for groceries at a supermarket in Altrincham, UK. Soon after, a younger woman approached her cart and demanded all the money she had just withdrawn.

Instead of giving up everything she had, the elderly shopper decided she would beat the woman in the head with a package of bacon.

It worked, and the would-be robber ran off.

That's right. Behold... the power of bacon.

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