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Woman uses back scratcher to attack intruder

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An Indiana woman scared away an intruder by using a back scratcher and a wrench.

Patty Kearney, 63, and her husband were watching TV around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night when they heard a crash in the back room.

Her husband went to check out the noise. He found an intruder and began backing away. The intruder threatened the couple by saying he had a gun and demanded money, but Kearney says she realized the crook had no gun.

“I’m going to fight,” said Kearney.

She reached for a back scratcher and hit the intruder repeatedly until the man dropped a wrench he was holding. Kearney picked up the wrench and forced him out of the house.

“If he hadn’t have got out that back door, I’d have beat him to death,” said Kearney. “I was that mad at that person in my house for doing this to me.”


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