Saturday, April 26, 2008

95-Year-Old Holds Off Burglar With Screwdriver

Armed only with a screwdriver, a 95-year-old woman in a wheel chair kept a burglar from breaking into her home by repeatedly stabbing his hand.

It was 3 a.m. when a 95-year-old Bartlesville woman heard somebody break the glass on her front door and push the door open. When a hand came inside and tried to unlock the door, she stabbed it. Again and again.
She stabbed that hand many times over the next hour, say Bartlesville Police.
The woman would not leave the door for fear the man would break in while she was calling for help.
Eventually, the man  gave up.
When police arrived, they found the bloody suspect passed out on the front porch with dozens of stab wounds to his lower arms and hands.
"What do you tell your friends in jail about where did you get those wounds, asks a neighbor, Gerri Lynn Grindle. "I don't know that he's going to tell anybody he got them from a little old lady confined to a wheel chair."
The elderly woman told a neighbor she was going to get the screw driver gold plated and put it on a pedestal to serve as a warning to anybody else who tried to break in.
The suspect, 46-Year-Old Robert Horsley, is in jail facing one count of first-degree burglary.


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