The woman, you see, had one of his saucepans--it was her favorite pan--but she lost it.
When the police took it as evidence.
Because she used it to beat off a houseful of teenage attackers:
ELYRIA, Ohio—Chef Emeril Lagasse says he felt so bad when he heard a woman lost one of his trademark pans warding off home intruders that he’s replacing the item.Now that's what I call "kicking it up a notch."
Lagasse is sending a set of his signature cookware to Ellen Basinski, who fought off the young attackers at her home in Elyria west of Cleveland Tuesday. (...)
Basinski was on the phone with her husband when four boys pushed their way into her home.
Her husband, Lorain County Judge David Basinski, overheard the scuffle and raced home while his wife grabbed her favorite pan to defend herself.
As for the teenage boys who tried to attack this inimitable lady, all I can say is, if you can be thwarted in your criminal activities by a septuagenarian wielding nothing but a designer saucepan, then you really, really need to think the whole "life of crime" as a career option.