SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WIS) — A would-be robber made a clean getaway from a Spartanburg home, but only after the owner beat him with a Swiffer WetJet mop.
Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies say 71-year-old Phillip Graham called around 9 p.m. Wednesday after an intruder dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask came into the kitchen of his Spartanburg home as he was cleaning.
With the Swiffer in one hand and a plugged-in Dustbuster in the other, Graham wasn't giving up.
He would have chased the suspect, but he could only go as far as the Dustbuster cord would let him.
The 71-year-old says if anything he hopes other young criminals learn a lesson from this.
His Swiffer didn't fare well in the attack, but Graham says it doesn't matter because next time he'll use his gun to protect his home.
The suspect has not been found.