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Woman, 72, uses shovel to chase naked intruder from her Vancouver home, police say

By The Canadian Press on December 20, 2023.

Police say a 72-year-old woman used a shovel to chase a combative and naked man from her Vancouver home on Tuesday night. Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER – Police say a 72-year-old woman used a shovel to chase a combative and naked man from her Vancouver home on Tuesday night.

Vancouver police say in a statement the man entered the home by smashing a window with a pointed metal rod.

They say the woman, who lives alone in the home, got out of bed, grabbed a shovel and chased the man from her house as he swung the rod at her.

Police say the woman then cornered the suspect in his vehicle until police arrived.

They say neighbours called 911 and officers responded to the scene.

Police say the man has been charged and remains in custody.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 20, 2023.

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