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    Burglary thwarted by elderly man, shoe horn

    Burglary thwarted by elderly man, shoe horn

    TOWN OF LEBANON, WISCONSIN - An attempted home invasion in the early morning hours of New Year's Day was quashed when the homeowner, who is in his 80s, beat one of the perpetrators over the head with a long shoe horn until he fled the residence.

    A Lebanon woman awoke at 1 a.m. to find a man lurking outside her window. She immediately awakened her husband before the subject allegedly kicked in a door and entered the bedroom demanding money.

    According to a Dodge County Sheriff's Department press release, the husband told the man to leave or he would be shot. The suspect replied that he was armed and would blow the husband's head off.

    But before he could make a move, the husband grabbed a long shoe horn and beat the suspect over the head with it until he fled the residence. Dodge County authorities took a 46-year-old Clintonville man into custody and said another subject is in custody in Waukesha County. The names of the suspects have not been released.

    "This is one of those crimes that a lengthy sentence just doesn't do justice. The torment and anguish will be with them (the victims) forever," said Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls.

    In a separate case, two subjects who allegedly committed an Oconomowoc area home invasion were also taken into custody in Waukesha County after one of the suspects allegedly confessed to a town of Oak Grove burglary. In that burglary a safe and other property were stole from the residence.

    According to a department press release, the Dodge County district attorney's office is reviewing the report for potential charges.

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    yea i heard about this on the news yesterday

    I'm glad he got the thief to retreat but that situation could have turned out really bad. The old man should have had a gun. I know this way there was no bloodshed but the old man was taking a huge risk by attacking the man with a shoe-horn, at his age and everything.

    also glad the guy got caught, and happy it didn't turn out to be yet another murder in Wisconsin

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