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Bowl of chili used to fend off robbers in Claiborne County

By Rebecca Ferrar (Contact)
Thursday, May 14, 2009

When two men broke into her home, Wanda Bray defended herself with what she had - a bowl of chili and some household objects.

"The woman fought them off," said Capt. David Honeycutt of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, of the 58-year-old Bray. "She threw a bowl of homemade chili and got after them with a broom."

Authorities later arrested three men in connection with the home-invasion robbery, and two of them were also charged with a convenience store heist.

The robbery occurred at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Arthur community of Claiborne County.

After Bray threw "household objects" at the robbery suspects, they fled the scene, a Sheriff's Department press release states.

The victim told deputies the robbers ran into her home and demanded her medication.

"They probably got away with some blood pressure pil

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Added: May-19-2009 Occurred On: May-14-2009
By: popehat
Tags: home invasion, self defence, throw chili
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