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Arizona Woman Chases Off Pantless Intruder with Baseball Bat

Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Timothy Valdez. (Source: Mesa County Sheriff's Office)
Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Phoenix, AZ

A woman in Arizona told police that she chased off a half-naked home invader with a baseball bat, according to a report.

Phoenix police later arrested 29-year-old Timothy Valdez and charged him with armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and burglary after homeowner Simone Parker said that the suspect entered her home, pulled a knife, and demanded clothing and money, KTV reported.

The homeowner, though, was no shrinking violet and grabbed a baseball bat and struck at the intruder.

“I gave him a green t-shirt, and he put the green shirt on, and I was looking for some pants, and I’m like, ‘Forget that, I’m not going to get him no pants, I’m going to get the bat.’ So, I got the bat, and I went to hit him,” Parker told police.

“I went to my room, and I got the bat, and I started swinging, and I hit him on the back of his head, and he turned around, and I whacked him in his face, and we struggled, and he took the bat from me,” Parker added.

Still, police say the attacker overpowered the woman and stole her purse and tried to escape.

The alleged attacker didn’t get far because a neighbor chased him down and restrained him until police arrived.

Officers say that Valdez admitted that he was high on meth during the incident and “deserved what happened to him.”

Valdez is currently sitting in jail on a $125,000 bond.

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