Girl Power, Baby!

Girl beats off muggers with marching band baton

QUARTZ HILL, Calif. – 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 back 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.”

I’m sure it wasn’t the safest thing to do, in hindsight – but she beat them up with a baton! How cool is that? And what idiots must those two guys feel like now, huh? Two of them and they got beat to hell by a high school girl? Brilliant. More power to her – that girl’s got spunk.

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