Florida Woman Uses Bat to Fend Off Half-Naked, 300-Pound Burglary Suspect

A 65-year-old woman didn’t wait for police after she says she saw a large man wearing only his underwear trying to break into her car in Central Florida early Sunday.

“So I grabbed my bat,” Clarese Gainey told Gainesville television station WGFL. “I braced myself, I eased the door open.”

Police say the man Gainey found before her, wearing only boxer shorts, was 5-foot-6-inch, 300-pound Antonio Mosely. Gainey played softball in high school, and, when Mosely allegedly charged, she was ready, WGFL reported.

“I took that bat and hit him upside the head like ‘Pi-hay!’ and he said ‘Owww!'” Gainey said.

Deputies later arrested Mosely and booked him into the Alachua County Jail.

Court records show he face two burglary charges and one count of drug possession.

 

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