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Detroit man, 82, attacks home invasion suspect with hammer


George Bradford, 82, said after he told the intruder inside his home to leave and the man refused, he “let him have it.” (

An 82-year-old Detroit man attacked a home invasion suspect with a hammer Sunday after the intruder refused to leave his property, reported.

George Bradford told the station that he woke up to the screams of his daughter and granddaughter after someone broke into the home through a basement window.

Bradford "could hear him walking up the stairs" and said he went into his kitchen to fetch a hammer. When the intruder refused to leave, Bradford said he "let him have it."

"He asked me not to kill him," said Bradford. who hit the intruder once with the hammer.

Detroit police officers then arrived at the scene and say they found a man in his 30s in the front living room area with blood dripping from his head.

The suspect, 33, was treated by medics at the scene, then arrested for home invasion and taken into custody.

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