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Doctors might want to rethink their stance on bacon. Because those thin, greasy strips just saved someone’s life.

According to the Greater Manchester Police in the UK, an unnamed 86-year-old woman was withdrawing a “large quantity of cash” from an ATM before heading into a supermarket. As she wound her way through the aisles of the store, a woman suddenly confronted her, grabbed the trolly from her hands and demanded money.

Of course, this kind of situation might cause some people to panic, or run. But this woman? Her reaction was to break out the cured meats.

“The 86 year old lady then defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon,” police wrote. “The offender then retreated and made off from the supermarket.”

In other words, breakfast was served.

The story obviously got a lot of attention on Facebook, with people leaving all kinds of hilarious commentary.

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Surprisingly though, a woman defending herself with bacon was not the strangest part of the story. The real bizarro part of this tale was how police decided to hashtag their post about the crime. Observe:

“#BeatOffWithBacon” — how delightfully inappropriate. It sounds like the kind of thing Seinfeld‘s George Costanza might be into.

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We certainly weren’t the only ones to notice it either.

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For the record, police later told the BBC that the 86 year old was “safe and well”.

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