Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott's mother had a recent birthday ruined when she was robbed while sitting in her Dublin home. Philomena Lynott was sitting quietly at home on her 83rd birthday when burglars smashed through large windows in her observatory.
"I heard noise but I thought it was the flower pots rattling in the wind. The phone had been going off all day with Phil's fans ringing to wish me a happy birthday," she said.
When she realized that it was in fact a robbery she quickly called her nephew Graham, and that call may have scared off the intruders:
"Graham didn't answer my call but he rang back and the thieves, hearing me on the phone upstairs, left immediately," she added.
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