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Grandma Fends Off Half-Naked Attacker With Bat

Apr 16, 2019, 8:29 PM | Updated: 8:31 pm

GAINESVILLE, Flo. — A man is in jail with a gash in his head after police say he attempted to burglarize a 65-year-old Florida woman’s car… and she was having none of it.

It was early Sunday morning when Clarese Gainey said she heard a noise outside her apartment.

She peeked our her window to see a large, police say, 300-pound man, pulling on her car door handle and knocking on her window, trying to break in.

He did all this while only wearing boxer shorts.

“So I grabbed my bat and I braced myself, I eased the door open,” Gainey said.

That’s when Clarese said 5-foot-6, 300-pound Antonio Mosely charged at her.

Little did he know she was a high school softball player—a 65-year-old slugger.

“I tucked that bat and hit him upside the head. I said ‘piyah’ and he said ‘oww,'” Gainey said.

That’s when police said Mosely ran to a nearby mobile home park, leaving behind his jeans, shirt, and a sock.

“He was in his drawers. He didn’t have no shoes on, no shirt or nothing,” recalled Gainey.

Police say a k-9 unit tracked mosely down inside a mobile home with new pants on — and cocaine in his pocket. Officers brought him back to gainey to identify him.

“I said, that’s him right there, they said ‘Ms. Gainey, he’s got a big knock on his head,'” said Gainey.

Mosely was booked in the Alachua County Jail with two charges of burglary and drug possession.

Reporting from WNBW

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