Aug 4, 2010 10:36 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Woman uses Three Stooges move on criminal

"I had watched the Three Stooges cartoons a long, long time ago. I actually wanted to hook his neck with the front part of my cane, I wanted to hook him and I wanted to pull him inside my kitchen," Henrietta Lopez said.

Lopez, 67, described her first thoughts when she found a man sitting in her car outside of her Corpus Christi, Texas home.

"So, he came to me. I don't know if he was going to attack me or whatever he was going to do, but when he came to me, I let him know that I was not afraid of him and that I was going to take care of him," Lopez said. "I pulled my cane and I held it just like a baseball bat. I held it and when he came over I just let him have it over the head," Lopez said.

She says the man tried to block his face with his arm but Lopez just kept on swinging.

"And then he decided, 'I might as well run for my life because this lady's not going to give up,'" Lopez said.

After Lopez ran off her would-be burglar, officers found him just one street over sitting on a bench, rubbing the arm.

The suspect was arrested.



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