Wichita Woman, 60, Throws Sledge Hammer To Thwart Rapist

By: KAKE (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: KAKE (Posted by Josh Mabry)

(KAKE)-- A Wichita woman is being credited with helping thwart the rape of her neighbor.

On Saturday, a 60-year-old woman heard screaming next door at an apartment complex in the 800 block of South Market.

The woman entered the next-door apartment and saw her 48-year-old neighbor being raped. The suspect saw the other woman come in, then reportedly hit her over the head with a dog chain. The 60-year-old then grabbed a sledge hammer and threw it at the man, but missed. He left the apartment and officers were called.

The neighbor suffered minor injuries. Officers were later able to locate and arrest the 53-year-old suspect, who was booked for rape and aggravated assault.

Police say the suspect and rape victim were acquaintances.

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