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68-year-old Indiana grandmother fights back as alleged car thief strikes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A grandmother in Indiana fought back when she came face-to-face with a thief trying to steal her car.

Nancy Brooks, age 68, unlocked her car Monday as she was walking out of a McDonald's. That's when she says 29-year-old Dustin Burford opened the passenger door and demanded she give him the keys.

She said no and fought him off by punching him, pulling on him and yelling as he tried to take the keys.

"Why did you target a 68 year old woman?" Brooks demanded, after the fact. "'Cause you think I'm easy? Nah, I ain't that easy!"

Burford eventually got the keys and took off in her car.

"That's my car," Brooks said. "I've never been treated like that before in my life, and he don't get my car! Not if I can help it!" 

Minutes later, after a chase and several crashes, police arrested Burford. He's facing a long list of charges including robbery, battery and auto theft.

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