ALMONDBURY, England, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A British man was sentenced to 32 months in prison for a burglary during which he was beaten with a rolling pin and a pan by the homeowner and her daughter.
Adrian Gilroy, 29, pleaded guilty to breaking into the Almondbury home of Vena Lewis, 68, the Mirror reported.
Lewis was watching TV with her daughter, Tracy Dick, Sunday when they heard a noise in an upstairs bedroom.
The intruder tried to flee, but Lewis and Dick, armed with a rolling pin and a spaghetti pan, would not let him.
Dick hit Gilroy on the head with the pan while Lewis hit him across his legs with a rolling pin. They then pinned him to the floor and waited for police to arrive.
Acting Detective Inspector Ian Thornes commended the women's bravery.
"It was a very brave effort by the two women. Both occupants are fit and well after their ordeal," Thornes said. "However, we would issue cautionary advice about tackling intruders.Anyone who suspects they have an intruder in their house should ring 999 immediately."
After the sentencing, Dick said: "I don't feel like a hero and my body doesn't feel like a hero.I was acting on instinct to protect my mother."