BRITISH COLUMBIA

85-Year-Old Woman Fights Back In West Kelowna Home Invasion

11/14/2015 12:40 EST | Updated 11/13/2016 05:12 EST
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — A West Kelowna, B.C., man has been arrested after a break-in at the home of an 85-year-old woman who fought back against her attacker.

RCMP say a man broke through the kitchen window of the home at around 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 25.

Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says the suspect tried to tie the woman up with a phone cord and gag her during a struggle that lasted 20 minutes.

The woman who suffered minor injuries eventually got away and ran to a neighbour's house.

O'Donaghey says the suspect stole the woman's wallet and was arrested the next day after her credit cards were used at several stores.

Twenty-four year-old Benjamin Barnhart is expected to appear in court on Monday. (CKFR)