3. Dorret Barret-Lachtman, Former Cop Bashes Attacker
When Deputy Superintendent of Police Dorret Barret-Lachtman was attacked by a man she had known for a decade, she assumed he was prepared to rape and kill her so he could not be identified and persecuted later. On her morning walk near her home in Jamaica, armed with only her small dumbbells, Barret-Lachtman was grabbed by a man she walked by almost every morning. She hit her attacker with her dumbbells until help arrived. Though she suffered from bruising and significant psychological scarring, she still goes for her morning walks, and even uses the same route.