Sirens & Gavels

Kick fends off pumpkin-masked intruder

 MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — An feisty 88-year-old Kentucky woman says she must have had perfect aim when she fought off an intruder by kicking him.

Kathryn Byassee says she came upon the intruder, who was wearing a pumpkin mask, at 5 a.m. Tuesday in her kitchen. Byassee tells WPSD-TV that she asked him who he was and what he wanted and he never answered her, instead wrestling her into her bedroom and trying to smother her with a pillow.

That's when Byassee says she was "mad enough to do almost anything," so she kicked him. She says she thinks she "hit a vital spot, and he left."

Mayfield police are investigating.


You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Sirens & Gavels

Public safety news from the Inland Northwest and beyond.





Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801