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Granny fights off attacker

2010-03-22 19:26

Fall River - Police say a 66-year-old woman fought off a man trying to abduct her by bashing him in the face repeatedly with a rock and forcing him to flee with blood pouring from his wounds.

Police in Fall River, about 80km south of Boston, say the woman was warned by another person about a suspicious vehicle near a park early on Sunday afternoon. She picked up a fist-sized rock for protection, and minutes later a man grabbed her and tried to drag her into his car.

The victim kicked the would-be kidnapper and struck him several times with the rock, bloodying his face. He then drove away.

Police say a witness backed up the woman's account. The victim's name wasn't released.

Police checked area hospitals but did not immediately find the suspect. The case remains under investigation.