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Tomahawk-wielding woman scares off burglars

Nov. 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

HEMET, Calif., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A California woman who awoke to discover burglars attempting to steal the watch from her wrist said she scared them off with her bedside tomahawk.

Robin Irvine of Hemet, a tomahawk-throwing champion, said she woke up terrified Saturday morning when she felt someone attempting to take her watch off of her wrist, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, reported Wednesday.

"I sat right up and screamed at the top of my lungs," she said.

Irvine said she grabbed a tomahawk she keeps by her bed and the weapon frightened the two men into fleeing.

"I could've thrown it; put it right in his spine. But I couldn't do it. It's in my training. I couldn't do it," she said.

Police said one of the men, Nicholas Ulloa, 22, was found hiding in a nearby bush and arrested on a first-degree burglary charge. The other suspect is still on the loose.

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