2009-12-17 / Local & State

Police: WWII Vet Fought Back During Home Invasion

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia woman who allegedly exchanged gunfire with a World War II veteran during a home invasion robbery is in custody.

Twenty-eight-year-old Nora Taylor, of Media, was arraigned Wednesday on charges including aggravated assault and robbery. Police say she stole weapons from 84-year-old Donald Kaighn last month in Folsom.

Authorities say Taylor knocked on Kaighn’s door claiming car trouble then sprayed starter fluid in his eyes. Kaighn recovered and then engaged in a shootout with his attacker. Neither were wounded.

Police say Taylor confessed to stealing the weapons and selling them. The say she had worked for a cleaning service that Kaighn employed.

Taylor is being held on $1 million bail. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.

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