Home burglary victim whacks suspect with cane - KMOV.com

Home burglary victim whacks suspect with cane



FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- Police in southwestern Illinois are looking for a man who fled a home burglary interrupted by the property owner who whacked him with a cane in trying to subdue him.

Police say the woman returned to her home in Fairview Heights on Monday morning and noticed a stranger's car in the driveway. She then saw someone had forced themself into her house.

The woman called police as another woman with the homeowner waited outside for officers to arrive.

Police say the women were on the phone with a dispatcher when a man exited the home and tried to take away the cell phone the women were using. That's when the homeowner began striking him with a cane.

Police say both women are in their 70s and were unharmed.

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