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Hobby Horse vs. Home Invaders

A grandmother used a toy horse to fend off a robber in her Washington, DC home Tuesday.

Catherine Turton moved there to take care of three grandchildren last year after their mother, lobbyist Ashley Turton, died in a bizarre garage fire.

One of the kids spotted the intruder Tuesday morning.

Turton went downstairs and saw the burglar with an armful of her belongings, so she grabbed the kids’ hobby horse and confronted the intruder.

“He grabbed my hair and pulled my neck, pulled my head over and shouted obscenities at me, and I recovered and said, ‘Now, put the stuff down!’”Turton said.

Turton was able to push the man out of the house.

Police found him hiding behind a car around the corner and arrested him.


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