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Phoenix Woman Tries To Fight Off Half-Naked Intruder With A Bat
Simone Parker fought off an alleged pants-less intruder, who was later identified as Timothy Valdez, with a baseball bat.
A half-naked man allegedly high on meth got whacked with a baseball bat after attempting to break into a Phoenix, Arizona woman’s apartment.
Timothy Valdez, 29, was allegedly wearing no pants when he allegedly attempted to break into Simone Parker’s home. She said he demanded money and clothing and was armed with a knife, according to KTVK in Phoenix.
"I gave him a green T-shirt, and he put the green shirt on, and I was looking for some pants, and I'm like, 'Forget that, I’m not going to get him no pants, I’m going to get the bat.’ So, I got the bat and I went to hit him," Parker told KTVK. "I went to my room and I got the bat and I started swinging, and I hit him on the back of his head, and he turned around and I whacked him in his face, and we struggled and he took the bat from me.”
At some point during the altercation, Valdez allegedly grabbed the bat from Parker and hit her with it, KTVK in Phoenix reported. Then, he allegedly snatched her purse and fled on foot. He didn’t get far. Parker’s son and friends caught up with him and subdued the pantless man until police arrived.
"Me and a couple of friends just whooped him real good so he has something to think about,” Parker’s son, who was not identified, told ABC15 Arizona.
Before being booked, Valdez was sent to a hospital to be treated for the injuries he sustained during his fight with Parker. Parker said she suffered some minor injuries.
Valdez allegedly told police he was high on meth and that he had no recollection of the alleged break-in. He has been charged with burglary, armed robbery and other related charges, according to arrest details. He's being held on a $125,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
[Photo: Mesa County Sheriff's Office]