Margaret Mosley used her weight to pin Richard O’Brien to the ground as younger co-defendant Marcus Davies rifled through the OAP’s pockets.
Mosley was 'highly intoxicated' when she sat on on elderly Mr O’Brien’s lap and fell off but the incident was to be the start of a darker turn for the OAP, the court heard.
Her friend Davies, 29, pushed Mr O’Brien from his chair and punched the frail man while heartless Mosley pinned him to the floor, in October last year.
Davies then went through his pockets, stealing £450 in cash and aiming one last kick at his victim before fleeing the Yates bar, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Mosley was still at the scene when police arrived but pretended to be a witness, initially fooling officers as the victim was himself so drunk he said his attackers were two black men.
Detectives were only able to piece together the details of the remarkable brawl by watching footage recorded on the pub’s CCTV cameras
Mosley, who was charged with one count of robbery, was handed a 10 month sentence, suspended for a year-and-a-half and an 18 month supervision order by Mr Recorder Raj Persaud at Reading Crown Court.
Mr Recorder Persaud said: 'I don’t regard you as being the prime mover in this offence, I can see from the CCTV the part that drink played in the commission of this offence.
'This was highly opportunistic and your involvement came after Mr Davies had pushed Mr O’Brien to the ground.[...]