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Screwdriver-yielding Oklahoma 95-year-old assaults alleged intruder



So, a 46-year-old intruder is trying to enter the home of a 95-year-old, wheelchair-bound woman. How does this scenario play out?

Well, this time, at least, it ends with the cops finding the guy lying on her front porch in a pool of his own blood, stabbed several times with a screwdriver, according to a recent story in The Oklahoman.

According to the report, Winnie Wiles, 95, of Bartlesville, awoke at 3 a.m. to the sound of someone trying to get through her front door. So, she got the screwdriver and wheeled herself to the front door.

There, according to the Oke, she observed a man trying to get in through the door. She told him he had the wrong house and to go away and leave her alone.

Well, the story reported the guy then broke the glass in the front door and tried to reach through to unlock it. At that point, Wiles let him have it, stabbing him repeatedly " apparently in the forearm or hand " with her screwdriver.

"And every time he did it, she stabbed him," Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland said. "I don't know how long this went on, but she got him once on the knuckle, and almost took his knuckle off. I mean, she was really fighting him."

Every time it happened, Holland said, the man would yell, "Lady, quit stabbing me."

"This went on until he eventually passed out on the front porch," the police chief said.

Ultimately, Wiles decided it was safe enough for her to wheel over to the phone and call her niece. So she did, about an hour and a half after the whole thing started.

"Of course, we got officers over there right away," Holland told the Oke. "And they saw the window had been broken out and there was blood all over the door and on the floor, and there was a white male passed out at the base of the door, lying in a pool of blood."

It sounds like something right out of the Bates Motel.

"When they entered the house there was this little 95-year-old woman holding a bloody screwdriver," Holland said. "She was pretty relieved to see the uniformed officers."

Police arrested Robert Newton Horsley, 46, according to the story.

"It looks like he had maybe had too much to drink and thought maybe he was at his home or a girlfriend's home or something," Holland said.

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