Girl Beats Would-Be Muggers With Baton

Don't mess with the marching band.

That's what California authorities are saying after a 17-year-old girl used her marching band baton to beat off two would-be muggers.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Michael Rust says the Quartz Hill girl was walking to school April 24 when two men approached her from behind, tried to grab her coat and demanded money.

Instead, one got a punch in the nose and the other a kick to the groin. Rust says the girl then beat both of them with her band baton before she ran away.

The men had not been caught. But Rust says there's a clear message to take from the encounter:

"The moral to this story is don't mess with the marching band girls, or you just might get what you deserve. Final score: marching band 2, thugs 0."

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  • by C on May 1, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    Nothing funnier than when the rabbit bites the wolves.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on May 1, 2009 at 09:39 AM
    I would like to be a fly on the wall when these two explain what happened to their partners in crime.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 1, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    This is a great story. Way to go girl. Never try to mugg or rob anyone, cause at least if you never get caught, then you still might get beaten up very bad.

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