(CBS SF) — An elderly woman took hold of a firearm to scare off two men who entered her Big Sur home and attempted to rape her on Sunday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 9 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a report of an attempted home invasion in the 37000 block of Garrapatos Road, about 2 miles east of state Highway 1, sheriff’s officials said.READ MORE: San Jose Fire, PG&E Crews Respond to Gas Leak on Zanker Road
Two men armed with knives entered the home and made their way into a bedroom, where they tried to rob and rape an elderly woman, according to sheriff’s officials.
The woman was able to defend herself with a firearm, sheriff’s officials said.READ MORE: Neighbors Drop Lawsuit Alleging 'Harmful' Nuisances At Napa County Compost Facility
Deputies have not arrested the men. Both suspects are described as Hispanic men in their mid 20s standing between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall, sheriff’s officials said.
The first suspect weighed between 120 and 130 pounds and the second suspect weighed between 185 and 200 pounds, according to sheriff’s officials.MORE NEWS: San Jose State University To Pay Student-Athletes $1.6M For Ignoring Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims
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