Hero pensioner Ann Timson to sell handbag on eBay

February 17th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The handbag that pensioner hero Ann Timson used to fend off six robbers has been put up for sale.

The 71-year-old announced that she decided to sell the handbag and give it out for charity. She recently went to the United States with her son to seek help for her arthritis.

Ann who was dubbed “supergran” after her heroism was shown to the world told reporters that, “I’m not a hero or a heroine or a supergran. I just thought a kid was being hit. I think the adrenalin got going and the second thought was, how dare they do a daylight robbery? That was it.”

During her interview on NBC, Ann revealed that her son would be taking care of the auction of the bag. She didn’t have many details about how her son was going to do it but she said anyone that wants to buy the handbag is welcomed to get the bag.

Ann is a retired trader. Her bravely in fighting off six robbers during a daylight robbery attempt shot her to fame. She doesn’t want to be seen as a hero for what she did insisting that it was more of an instinct that got her acting the way she did.

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