It takes a lot of guts and bravado to step out of your comfort zone and into possible danger. But that is exactly what a woman did back in February 2011. She also became a worldwide hit on the internet after her brave action.
There she was walking along in her red coat minding her own business with her black handbag swinging by her side. Suddenly, she sees men in balaclavas raiding a shop that sells silver jewellery. Well, she is not going to stand for it. How dare they think they can just smash their way in there and take what is not theirs?
Without a thought for her safety, the elderly woman starts running over. She probably did not have an idea of what she was going to do but she just knew she had to do something to stop these thugs trying to make off with as much silver jewellery as they could.
What could she do? Instinctively, with her handbag by her side, she started swinging it and clouting the robbers over the head, on the body, anywhere she could aim to stop them doing what they were doing.
One of the drivers of the moped getaway vehicles panics as the woman lashes out and he accelerates away, leaving his accomplice standing there, stranded. Members of staff have called for help but the woman in red is winning.
She has single handedly changed the course of things and made sure the robbers have not got away with as much gold and silver jewellery as they would have liked. Her heart is beating nine to the dozen and adrenaline is coursing through her body.
Soon, police arrive to take control and the woman has done her job and she really had because it was confirmed later that four out of the six-member gang had been caught and put in custody. What a great achievement.
Do remember though that people do have to be careful when they take matters into their own hands because the consequences can be dire. But this was instinct playing a part that cannot be ignored and it is clear the woman acted without a thought for her safety.
It is so cheering to see that there is still community spirit alive and well in this country. Too often, people walk by, not wanting to get involved but if it was not for plucky people like this woman in red, everything would be ignored and how sad would that be.
She is what puts the great into Great Britain by reminding us that we are all human and we should work as one to make this country a better place, to stick up for each other and pull together in times of adversity.
Let us just hope that the woman in the red coat was rewarded with a nice piece of silver jewellery to remind her of her bravery.
Hi my name is Sally Rowland a keen blogger who has a range of different interests. I am currently writing for Pearl and Butler who specialise in costume jewellery.