Tough Mom Fights Off Would-Be Rapist With One Hand

regina hiebertDoes it feel like we've had a lot of bad news lately? Well I've got a fabulous story you'll love. A woman in Winnipeg recently fought off a potential rapist -- with one hand. You know that saying, "I can fight you with one hand tied behind my back"? Well, that's this woman, only she was dialing 911 with her hand behind her back. And it probably won't surprise you at all to hear she's a mom.

Of course she is! Who else knows how to multitask like that? A mom, that's who.

Regina Hiebert is a mother of three grown kids who was walking home from work one afternoon around 3:15 p.m. A young man hopped off his bike and started groping her, clearly with the intention of raping her. Regina was pissed. She was sure as hell not going to let that happen to her, especially in broad daylight!

She managed to dial with one hand extended behind her back while she fought off her assailant with her other hand. Once she'd yelled out her information, she pinned the guy's arm behind his back, wrestled him to the ground, and sat on him until help arrived (she says he's a little bit taller than her). He whined and said he was drunk and felt sick. She told him he could very well just puke right there -- again, just like a mom!

But being a mom is just part of it. Regina says she credits her Wonder Woman action to taking self-defense classes, her physical strength, her faith, and channeling her anger the right way. "When I get angry, I have a lot of strength," she says. It's good to know that it's not just The Hulk -- women can use their strong emotions like anger to fight against an enemy.

She adds, "The secret to getting through something like this is 'Don't panic, but think through what you're going to do now.'" Wow, she makes me want to take a self-defense class and work out more, right? That's exactly why Regina is telling her story. She says she's worried about the women and girls in her area who aren't as strong and may not be able to fight off an attacker this way.

Have you ever fought back against an attacker?


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Knitt... KnittinMama

I highly recommend women learn how to use their head. A well aimed headbutt is at times the only option left.

Cynthia Parten

That's awesome!! With all the stories about murder, kidnapping and rape it's nice to hear a story about a woman who actually stopped an attack. Every woman should learn self defense for this very reason.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

I carry a 9mm and a can of pepper spray..especially if I'm alone... I dont think he'd have stood a chance :-p

This lady is very inspirational :)

Mary Sheridan Faubion-Arling

I outsmarted a daterapist one time by pretending to " play " hide ansseekand while he was stupidly counting with his eyes closed I sneaked out and ran screaming at the top of my lungs for help!!!

nonmember avatar CC

I'm glad to see other's are able to fight back too. I was attacked while leaving a walmart late one night by an obviously under aged drunk boy. His mistake was in jerking my arm that I was using to hold my 2 month old son causing me to nearly drop him. I dropped my groceries in the other hand, and broke at least two of his fingers. This allowed me to get my son and I safely away. I've had self defence classes, and was always raised to defend myself, so major thanx goes out to my Dad for my ablility to keep my child and I safe that night.

AnnaV89 AnnaV89

Holy crap! I think if I got angry enough I would have bashed his head. It takes a lot to get me there but I think that would have done it.

mommjen mommjen

Thank the Lord she is safe! Wow what an awesome lady!! Makes me think they should develop some type of app for iPhone to track or prevent these types of things. Saw something like that launched recently in the UK... Here's the DL...seems to work so far on my iPhone:

tiffl... tiffluv81

I have tried to fight back against an attacker but I lost. I know I need self defense classes. wow amazing woman she is. I bet her kids are proud I know I am.butterfly

nonmember avatar jmm

I have fortunately never been in such a position, but I pay very close attention to my surroundings when I am out alone or with my kids (and even when hub is with me). With a background in self-defense and a low tolerance for bs, I REFUSE to be a victim. I have, in turn, been teaching the same strategies to my 16 yo daughter. KUDOS to this lady for not submitting to the fear-mongers and using her head!! (I LOVE that she actually SAT on this guy until help arrived, too!!) Why wait for a Batman to come clean up our streets when we all can be a little super, right?

nonmember avatar Judy

I was fully dressed, just arriving at a private swimming pool, and a stranger tried to throw me in the pool (all in fun, I'm sure). I flipped him! It was so automatic! He disappeared, and next day I learned he was a wrestling champion from the local university. I had several years before taken a judo class. I've enjoyed telling this story for about 45 years now!

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