One of America's favorite breakfast foods is good for more that just satisfying hunger. As reported by Mashable, an 86-year-old woman successfully used a pack of bacon to defend herself against a mugger while inside a grocery store.

According to the Greater Manchester Police, the victim used an ATM machine to withdraw "a large quantity of money" before entering the store. Once inside, she was approached by a female who grabbed her shopping cart and demanded the money. That's when, according to police, the shopper reacted by "repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon" until she fled. (The BBC even shared footage of the attack.)

While the older woman was a bit shaken, she is currently doing fine, the Greater Manchester Police said.

[h/t Mashable]

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