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December 17, 2013 > Ax-wielding woman chases thief from home

Ax-wielding woman chases thief from home

By AP Wire Service

HEMET, California (AP), Police say a Southern California woman can throw a mean ax Ð and she used one to chase a burglar from her house.

Hemet police say the woman called the emergency police dispatcher on Saturday morning and said she'd been awakened by a man trying to remove her watch from her wrist.

The woman told police she's a tomahawk-throwing champion, and she quickly grabbed a throwing ax and chased the man out of the apartment.

Police searched the area and found a man hiding behind some nearby bushes, along with property belonging to the woman.

Twenty-two-year-old Nicholas Ulloa was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains jailed Monday, and police say they don't know whether he has an attorney.

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