The burglar fled after being hit with a stick. Drawing. - Denis Closon / Isopix / Sipa

She did not give in. A 91-year-old woman managed to flee her burglar in Cenon, on the outskirts of Bordeaux, reports Sud Ouest . The events occurred on the night of Saturday to Sunday.

While she was in bed, the nonagenarian heard noise in her bedroom. When she turned on the light, she saw a young man rummaging through drawers.

A stick kept near his bed

Yet physically diminished, according to the daily, the old lady grabbed a stick which she keeps near her bed and struck the intruder on the head, before contacting the police. The upset burglar quickly left the scene.


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