2008_08_bag.jpgWow: When a man tried to rob 86-year-old Elizabeth Maropoulos in Hell's Kitchen on Sunday morning, she told the Post, "Once I realized he was coming after me, I went kick, kick!" Still, she was knocked down and robbed of $100. Luckily the thief, Earl Wearing, was caught--Maropoulos proclaimed him a "bad, bad boy. He's a bastard." And a bartender at the Blarney Stone, where Maropoulos is apparently a regular, said she's a tough lady, "She's taken swings at [troublemakers] and chased them with a broom. She's out there at night directing traffic and bouncing." In related news, police believe someone is targeting elderly women on Staten Island--two women have been shoved and robbed--and a woman has turned up on surveillance video using their credit cards.