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It was night, and Don and Patty Kearney of Marion, Ind., heard someone break in through their back door. The intruder had found a “large wrench,” which he used to break in. The couple confronted the man, who demanded that they give him their gun. They said they didn’t have a gun, and asked if he did. When he said no, Patty started beating on the man with a back scratcher she had in her hand. Then she picked up the wrench and started beating him with that. The man ran, and the Kearneys say they have now installed a burglar alarm. “I don’t think he expected an overweight woman on oxygen to attack him,” Patty said. “I really don’t.” (RC/WRTV Indianapolis) ...No, he expected you to have a gun — and he’s really glad to hear you only got a burglar alarm.
Original Publication Date: 13 July 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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