An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service when she was startled by an intruder.
As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, “Stop! Acts 2:38!” (..turn from your sin….).
The burglar stopped dead in his tracks.
The elderly woman calmly called the police and explained what she had accomplished.
As the officer cuffed the burglar to take him to the police station, he asked, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.”
“Scripture?” said the burglar, “She had an axe and two 38′s!”
Moral of the story: beware of an elderly woman with an axe to grind.