By Stephen Sorace
Published April 18, 2019
A Florida great-grandmother, armed with a baseball bat on Sunday taught a 300-pound burglary suspect, who police said tried to break into her car a valuable lesson: Don’t mess with grandma.
Clarese Gainey, 65, heard banging coming from outside her Gainesville home when police said she spotted 37-year-old Antonio Mosley attempting to break into her car, FOX35 Orlando reported. Mosley allegedly charged at her, but Gainey was reportedly prepared.
“I mean I popped him! I said 'Biya!' he said, 'Auuugh! You hit me!'” Gainey told the station.
Mosely then ran off in only his boxer shorts to a nearby mobile home with a gash on his head, reports said.
“I put a good one on him! But he's in jail. I ain't gotta worry about him no more. I bet you won't mess with that green goblin there, no more!” Gainey told FOX35, referring to her green car.
A police K-9 unit tracked Mosley to the mobile home, where they said they found the 5-foot-6 burglary suspect wearing a pair of pants with cocaine in its pocket, Gainesville station WGFL-TV reported.
Mosely was held in the Alachua County Jail on $20,000 bond. He faces burglary and drug possession charges.