Burglary is Not a Non-Violent Crime, #1

From the Bradenton Herald, in Bradenton, Florida:


MANATEE — A Northwest Bradenton woman was pistol-whipped in a botched burglary Friday afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The 84-year-old woman was taken to Blake Hospital after a man in his 20s came into her house, in the 8200 block of 19th Avenue Northwest, hitting her over the head with a pistol. The gun caused two lacerations to her head, according to authorities.

Just before 11 a.m., the woman was in her bedroom when the attacker ransacked two bedrooms first, before going into the victim’s bedroom and then attacking her. 


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