A home intruder in the Cayman Islands may have got a souvenir he wasn't looking for — the homeowner's tooth.
In fact, he probably didn't keep the tooth. But the intruder certainly had a few bite marks for a take home lesson when the woman who discovered him in her George Town home took a bite out of him to scare him off, according to the Associated Press.
The story says the woman had been at home alone, sleeping, and when she awoke there was a man standing over her. He tried to put his hand over her mouth but she bit it, hard.
The defensive tactic cost her a tooth but it proved an effective strategy when the intruder promptly left.
Others have used unusual strategies to scare away criminals, such as a 50-year-old woman from New Hampshire who hit a burglar with her walker, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
In January, a student at the University of Georgia employed his 7 wood golf club to whack a robber right onto the green — that is, out of his house — according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The golf club broke on impact with the thief's back.
But two senior citizens in Jacksonville, Florida, might win the award for criminal chasing after their exploits in 2011. The 81-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife met a burglar with a hot pan full of potatoes and a pitchfork, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Those two were out for blood.