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Home invader no match for 95-year-old Penticton woman

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January 29, 2016 - 2:52 PM

PENTICTON - An elderly Penticton woman chased off a break-and-enter suspect, then helped police track him down last night.

The 95-year-old woman called police around midnight, Jan. 28, to say a man had just kicked in the front door of her Brandon Avenue home, according to a RCMP media release.

RCMP say she scared him off and he ran out the back door.

Police arrived and officers swarmed the area, setting up a perimeter and brought in Tig the police service dog.

Tig tracked the suspect to a cluster of thick thorn bushes near the Channel Parkway where a man matching the suspect's description was found, police say. He resisted both the police dog handler and the police dog, but was taken into custody after a second officer intervened.

The police dog handler broke his hand during the arrest.

A 47-year-old Penticton man is in custody and awaiting a court appearance.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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