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Woman with shears chases would-be thief

HOUSTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A knife-wielding would-be car thief was foiled by a 63-year-old woman armed with hedge clippers, police in Texas said.

Police said two sisters, one 63 and the other 65, were working in their yard Wednesday when a man demanded the keys to their vehicle, The Houston Chronicle reported.

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Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Brady said the older sister ran to a neighbor's home to call police and the other sister confronted the man with her hedge shears.

"He got scared and just ran off," Brady said.

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