Anne Hegerty frightened thieves off with foul-mouthed tirade
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 April 2021
'The Chase' quizzer Anne Hegerty scared off a pair of thieves by launching a foul-mouthed tirade at them, and they were so stunned they threatened to report her to the police for swearing before dropping the bags and running away
Anne Hegerty frightened off a pair of thieves with a foul-mouthed tirade – and they then threatened to report her to the police for swearing.
The 62-year-old star – who is best known for being a quizzer on 'The Chase' – took a no-nonsense approach when she saw a "rather rough-looking couple" attempting to steal shopping from her car, so she launched an expletive-laden diatribe at them, and they were so stunned they dropped the bags and ran off.
She said: "The car was parked around the corner, and I came back at one point to find this rather rough-looking couple trying to make off with my shop.
"I yelled, 'F****** put them down, f****** give me them back. They’re not f***** yours.'
"They didn’t recognise me but they didn’t actually expect that sort of language."
The pair then threatened to report Anne, but they scarpered when she shouted at them to "f****** do it".
She said: "I told them, ‘F****** do it. F****** tell them, I don’t f****** care’ and they basically dropped the bags and ran."
The 'Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family' presenter admitted it was "nice" to get some aggression out to ensure her items weren't stolen.
She added to The Sun newspaper: "It was nice to channel that indignation and get my stuff back, especially as I know plenty of people who would have hidden around the corner quaking in fear, which is a bit pathetic when it’s a couple of crackheads.
"Frankly, I could take them."
As well as putting her shopping bags in her car, Anne recently admitted she was having "sobbing fits" in her motor last year, and she believes the coronavirus lockdown saved her from a "breakdown".
She said: "By the time lockdown came in, I was so burnt out, I'd had something like three colds in the space of five months because I was rushing around from place to place and suddenly having sobbing fits in the car.
"I really was, because there was just so much on my plate, there were so many things I was planning on.
"I look now at my diary for the beginning of last year and I think, 'Well, you kind of were about to have a breakdown.' "