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Claiborne Co. woman uses bowl of chili to fend off robbers

Staff Report • May 14, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting when two men broke into her home, Wanda Bray defended herself with what she had - a bowl of chili and some household objects."The woman fought them off," said Capt. David Honeycutt of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, of the 58-year-old Bray. "She threw a bowl of homemade chili and got after them with a broom."Authorities later arrested three men in connection with the home-invasion robbery, and two of them were also charged with a convenience store heist.The robbery occurred at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Arthur community of Claiborne County.After Bray threw "household objects" at the robbery suspects, they fled the scene, a Sheriff's Department press release states.The victim told deputies the robbers ran into her home and demanded her medication.CLICK HERE for the full report.

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