65-year-old Florida woman slugs half-naked suspect with bat


GAINESVILLE, Florida (CNN) – A 65-year-old Florida woman used a baseball bat to chase away a 300-pound half-naked man.

She said he was trying to break into her car. She also said he’s lucky that she had only had a bat. 

It was early Sunday morning when Clarese Gainey said she heard a noise outside her apartment. She peeked out her window to see a large, police say, 300-pound man, pulling on her car door handle and knocking on its window attempting to break it, all while only wearing his boxers.

“So I grabbed my bat and I braced myself, I braced myself I eased the door open,” Gainey said. 

That’s when Gainey says 5’6″, 300-pound Antonio Mosely charged her.

Little did he know that she was a high school softball player — a 65-year-old slugger.

“I took that bat and hit him upside the head said, ‘Piyah,’ and he said, ‘Oww.'”

That’s when police say Mosely ran to a nearby mobile home park, leaving behind his jeans, shirt and a sock.

“He was in his drawers. He didn’t have no shoes on, no shirt or nothing,” Gainey said. 

Police say a K-9 unit tracked Mosely down inside a mobile home with new pants on and cocaine in his pocket. Officers brought him back to Gainey to identify him.

“I said, ‘That’s him right there.’ They said, ‘Ms. Gainey, he’s got a big knot on his head,'” she recalled. 

Mosely was booked in the Alachua County Jail with two charges of burglary and drug possession.

“He better be glad I didn’t have a gun because I would have shot him,” Gainey said. “But this right here is my gun, because I gone, ‘Piyah!'”

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