A fearless owner of a Calvados bar-restaurant-epicerie Le Bocage Normand in the small village of Champ-du-Boult defended herself and customers from an armed robbery on Monday the 18th April 2016.
She refused to hand over the cash from her till despite the 21 year old gunman firing two shots and threatening to shoot her. Prior to launching her defense she put down a customer's baby that she had been cradling, taking the assailants bag she proceeded to attack him with it joined by a customer who throws a bar stool at him, the gunman quickly flees the scene on a scooter.
The café owner, Nathalie Leclerc-Pelan said she acted instinctively and immediately called the police, the gunman later returned to the town square and was arrested.
She thinks he returned to apologise.