A Dundee woman who grappled with a raider to save her Michael Buble tickets has been sent a personal message from her hero.
Singing sensation Buble sent Agnes Neish a signed programme from the concert she attended in London after reading of her bravery in the Evening Telegraph.
Agnes battled the intruder in her Maryfield home last month, and was overjoyed just to get her tickets back from the police.
However, things got even better when after the show, she received a signed programme in the post.
Scribbled inside, the star had written: “Dear Agnes, I’m glad you kicked his butt, from Michael Buble.”
Agnes, 65, said: “I was crying with excitement when I saw it, I was just so happy. It’s the icing on the cake because his show was amazing, so to have a memento like this is incredible.
“I’m going to frame it, along with my ticket, and put it on the wall.”
Agnes thought all had been lost when an intruder made off from her home with a bag containing her Buble tickets and other items, as previously reported in the Tele.
We contacted Buble’s publicist in a bid to arrange a reward for Agnes’ bravery and the man himself offered to send the signed programme.
Agnes added: “After the story was in the Tele I didn’t hear anything more. I thought nothing was going to happen and just forgot about it.
“Then when I came back from the concert this was waiting for me in the post. It was a terrific feeling. I still can’t believe Michael Buble has heard my story.
“It’s turned a negative and scary experience into something very positive.
“I want to say a massive thank you to the Tele, because without them this would’ve never happened. And I also want to thank the police. If they hadn’t responded so quickly, I might not have even got my tickets back.”
Agnes came in from the garden on June 25 to find the thief lurking in her bedroom.
She sprang into action as the thief rushed to escape, jamming him in the doorway and demanding he drop the belongings he had stuffed into her bag.
The raider, Paul Houston, 38, got away with the bag, but was later caught by the police and jailed for nine months, after Agnes identified him.
Much to her delight, Agnes was promptly reunited with her possessions, including her tickets to see Buble in concert in London.