Grandma scares off naked intruder from her back porch by taking off her dentures and yelling 'Grandma no teeth!'
78-year-old Pennelope Pettersen initially thought it was her cat when she heard strange sounds, but on closer inspection found 28-year-old Axel Rivera standing there instead
A grandmother from Florida managed to terrify a naked intruder and chase him from her porch after she took out her dentures and yelled "Grandma no teeth!" at him. Pennelope Pettersen, a 73-year-old from Titusville, Florida, heard some strange sounds coming from her back porch early in the morning of September 23 but she initially dismissed it thinking it was her cat.
The elderly woman was shocked, however, when she opened her blinds and found 28-year-old Axel Rivera who saw her and proceeded to take his clothes off and started "gyrating" at her in what has been described a "lewd manner".
Pettersen told WFTV in an interview: "I always look first. I opened the blinds and said, 'Oh, hell, that's not my cat'." The elderly woman is a retired member of law enforcement and instead of freaking out over the naked man on her porch, she found a creative way to scare him away.
The grandmother retaliated to the stripper by taking her dentures out and yelling "Grandma no teeth!" at the young man. Rivera was visually disturbed by the scene and fled but was later found wandering around naked in a parking lot of an apartment complex the same day. He reportedly told authorities that his clothes had been stolen and that's why he was wandering around butt naked.
When Rivera made his court appearance on September 28, the prosecutors said that alcohol may have been a factor that led to the situation. Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police told WFTV: "It could have been a very, very bad scene. The woman was victimized, not only having to have someone enter her home that's not wanted in her home but also someone who was wearing no clothes."
The man is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on a $20,000 bail.