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Disabled Woman Takes Cane To Burglar

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WILMINGTON, De. -

 8 o'clock in the morning...come on!!!


Anita stood on her porch yelling, "8 o'clock in the morning? Come on!"

Hours after the crime, she still  can't believe a brazen early morning  burglar popped off the screen to her front window and tried to climb into her Ford Avenue home.

But the burglar learned the hard way, Anita is the wrong woman to mess with.


"I  saw him put his foot in,  his butt in,  his arm in,  his face in,  and then this (waving her cane)  took care of him."

The 55-year-old disabled, slugger,  who talks with a tube in her throat, showed us how she clobbered the teenage-looking crook with her cane.

The attack sent  him running through  a neighbors yard. 
 
 
"I started whacking," Anita showed us thrusting her cane toward the ground. "My dad told me a long time ago if the Bible don't' get you the cane will get you."


Anita's Colonial Heights, Delaware home wasn't the only house  on Ford avenue targeted by crooks early  Friday morning.

Two blocks down the street, neighbors saw what appeared to be two teens trying to get away with a huge television  stolen from Manuel Estrada's house.

Police found Estrada's television  behind a  garage right across the street.

But the thieves still made off with his daughters' computer and Ipod.

"I  feel scared because  they might do it again, " said Estrada's teenage daughter.

Police are still investigating whether the two crimes are connected.

But Anita says one things for sure, thanks to her dad's self defense training before he died, she'll be ready if the crooks come back.

When asked if she thinks that learned their lesson, she responded: "Honey! if they don't' know it now they never will."

 

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