Refuse to be a victim files

BAM!

ELYRIA — The 70-year-old wife of a Lorain County Family Court judge meted out a little domestic justice of her own Tuesday afternoon when she fought off four robbers with her favorite saucepan.

Ellen Basinski refused to be intimidated by a man and three boys who forced their way into her house on Columbus Street and demanded money.

“One of them picked up my purse and just dumped it out,” she said Wednesday. “Now, my purse is like Fibber McGee’s closet, it’s got everything in there. I got very angry.”c

Before she even gave much thought about what she should do, she grabbed an Emeril Lagasse 5-quart saucepan

Another person who refused to be a victim. No matter what the weapon someone chooses, I applaud those who refuse to be a victim.


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