89-year-old storekeeper uses golf club to fight off robber armed with sword

Police were able to recover the cash register that was taken from Frank's Superette in Moses Lake.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM   |   Comments

MOSES LAKE, Wash., May 28 (UPI) -- The LPGA Senior Tour may want to give an 89-year-old Washington woman a call...

After Moses Lake storekeeper Miyo Koba refused to open the cash register for a robber who stormed into Frank's Superette brandishing a 3-foot-long sword, she whacked him with a golf club when he knocked her to the ground.

Koba was trying to hit the man in the head, but she couldn't reach and ended up teeing off on his legs.

"I fell down here and so I got into a sitting position. I got into a sitting position and I found the club so I went tried to swing this club at him and I tried to hit his head a couple times but I couldn't reach it," Koba told KREM.

Koba was not hurt but the man was able to escape on his BMX bike with the cash register. Before he took off, the suspect removed his clothes for some reason.

"He must have been running around in his underwear and no shoes because that's what they said, they found all his clothes," Koba said.

The cash register was recovered, but police are still searching for the man.

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