Florida grandma uses metal bat to fend off burglar


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WTHR) — Police in Florida say a half naked man tried to steal from a woman's car, but she was determined to teach him a lesson.

Clarese Gainey, 65, said she heard a noise early in the morning, looked outside, and saw a 300-pound man wearing only boxers trying to get into her car. So she grabbed a metal bat and went outside.

The man came for Gainey, and she fought back.

"I tucked that bat and hit him upside the head," Gainey said. "He was in his drawers. He didn't have no shoes on, no shirt or nothing."

Gainey is a former high school softball player, so swinging the bat was second nature to her.

Police found the suspect shortly after the incident. He had a gash on his head and cocaine in his pocket. He now faces burglary and drug charges.

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