81-Year-Old Man Fights Off Intruder

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 10:20pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm

81-year-old Cruz Santa Ana has a story he wants every elderly person living in the Borderland to hear.

Thursday night at his Westway home an intruder forced his way through the front door.

Santa Ana says the man threw him onto the bed and started searching his pockets for money.

During the struggle Santa Ana made his way to the kitchen and grabbed a four-foot metal pole.

He then hit the intruder in the head sending him back out the front door.
Police later arrested 47-year-old Jesus Ribera and charged him with Burglary of Habitation.

Ribera was hospitalized for a gash in his head.

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