5. Amanda Russo, Fends Off Attacker with Master Kick
Earlier this year, Boca Raton resident Amanda Russo was confronted as she was leaving a drugstore alone. Her 50-year-old attacker held a sharp object to her throat and told her to follow his instructions. She refused and fought with him as his weapon scratched her neck repeatedly. She then kicked hard enough in the groin to send him running away. He was apprehended by police just moments later as Russo and other witnesses confirmed he was the attacker.