State senator wields bat to scare burglar

State senator wields bat to scare burglar

State senator wields bat to scare burglar

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 5 at 5:24 PM

EUGENE -- State Sen. Chris Edwards played baseball when he attended South Eugene High School and was ready to put those skills to use when a burglar entered his garage this week.

The lawmaker wielded an aluminum baseball bat as he chased the suspect away early Thursday.

Edwards called the intruder a "dirt bag" in a Facebook post shortly after the incident. He added: "It's probably for the best that I only had my Easton baseball bat when I caught you in the act."

The 39-year-old Democrat told The Register-Guard newspaper he owns guns but "wasn't looking for a firefight" in the middle of the night.

Eugene police have not found the burglar. They typically take about 200 reports each month from people who have had items stolen from vehicles.

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