Oxford woman beats would-be burglar with hangers

OXFORD — A north Mississippi woman says she was carrying a handful of hangers when she walked into her garage and saw a stranger holding her leaf blower.

She hit the would-be burglar several times, and he ran away.

The Oxford Eagle only used woman’s first name — Laura — because of concerns about her security. She told the newspaper she wasn’t about to let the man steal her hard-earned possessions.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department says it arrested 44-year-old Michael Lynn Adams of Oxford and charged him with aggravated assault and commercial burglary in the incident, which occurred Sunday.

Deputies say Adams was driving a purple convertible that didn’t belong to him.

The Associated Press