Two men broke into an east Des Moines home and demanded money before being scared off by a broom-wielding woman Wednesday evening, police said.The woman then decides to defend the home with her broom and chased the crooks down the street.
The men kicked in a door in the 1600 block of Capitol Avenue at about 7 p.m. and ordered four children, ages 10 and under, to get on the floor while they demanded money from an adult female in the house, police said.
In the understatement of the year:
“That’s not the smartest thing in the world to do, but sometimes your instincts take over,” [Des Moines Police Capt. David] Huberty said of the unarmed woman chasing the suspects.There are so many paths to go down with this story, especially if they refer to any of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
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