Thursday, July 24, 2008

Couple beats up armed robber with baseball bat Staff

MONROE, Wash. – A would-be robber armed with a gun was no match for a husband and wife and their baseball bat early Thursday morning.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 24-year-old Monroe man entered the home in the 21600 block of 164th Drive SE around 3:30 a.m. He apparently got in through an unlocked door.

The crook allegedly confronted the couple in their bedroom with a handgun. The couple fought back, beating the intruder on the head with a baseball bat.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious head injuries. Once released, he'll be booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

The couple has only minor injuries.

Even though the couple won in the end, sheriff's deputies say the incident is a reminder to lock all your doors and windows.

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