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)