Woman with metal cane chases off intruder

Stranger points gun at couple, demands money
Woman with metal cane chases off intruder

The Madison Police Department said an armed man fled empty-handed from an Allied Drive apartment Tuesday night after the 69-year-old resident grabbed a metal walking cane and began swinging at him.

The victim and her 79-year-old husband were both home when the stranger entered through the front door at about 11:16 p.m. Police said he pointed a handgun at the couple and demanded money.

The man and woman told police they were not injured, although the 79-year-old said he had been pushed onto a couch.

According to the report, the intruder was described as a black man between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, and he was clean-shaven with short hair. Police said he was wearing a black shirt and gray basketball shorts and had a black T-shirt over his head.