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Elderly Woman Scares Off Alleged Robber By Beating Him With Her Cane

Reported by: Send eMail Latasha Hughes
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Nov. 11, 2013 8:34 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 12, 2013 10:31 AM EST

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Alleged Robber Beaten
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Nelsonville , Athens County , Ohio

An elderly Nelsonville, Ohio woman scares off an intruder by beating him with her cane.

Athens County deputies say 83-year-old Rozella Brown told them a man rang her doorbell. She said she didn't answer, and that's when the man slipped into her kitchen and grabbed her purse.

Brown told deputies she went over to the man and began hitting him vigorously with her cane. She beat him as he walked throughout her home and out the door.

Deputies say Brown told them the man said his name was Austin, but she didn't see which way he ran off.

Brown is okay, but she says the man did get away with some money.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call the Athens County Sheriff's Department at (740) 593-6633.



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