PENTICTON – A feisty, 95-year-old Penticton woman put a home burglar on the run late Thursday night.
The woman called RCMP just before midnight reporting a man had just kicked in the front door of her home.
She scared him away out the back door and told officers which way he was heading.
A police service dog tracked the suspect to an area of thick bushes near the Channel Parkway.
RCMP say the man resisted arrest by fighting with the dog handler who broke his hand during the struggle.
A second officer arrived to help bring the suspect into custody.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries before being transported to cells at the RCMP detachment.
“This is an extremely serious crime that has traumatized an innocent person in our community,” says Staff-Sergeant Kurt Lozinski in a news release. “I commend our officers who responded quickly and appropriately to this situation. We will continue to work with the victim to ensure her safety and well-being”.
A 47-year-old Penticton man is facing charges.