Babysitter chases robber with broom

Armed with a broom and a Jack Russell-rat terrier mix named Cinnamon, Cindy Davis of Terry foiled a home invasion when an invader forced his way into the door behind her at the Byram home where she was baby-sitting. (AP)

With the tiny dog he'd just kicked across the room yapping and snapping at him, a burglar grabbed a broom. A baby sitter grabbed it from him, then chased him out of the house.

Hinds County, Miss., authorities have charged 39-year-old Cedric Romone Williams with burglary of an occupied dwelling and aggravated assault.

Cindy Davis tells The Clarion-Ledger she had just arrived at work Wednesday when her employer called to say someone was in the back yard. Davis says the man kicked in a door and lunged for her purse - but Cinnamon, the family's terrier mix, attacked and bit him.

She says the man also tried to run her down in his truck. Williams was arrested after Davis gave deputies a description. It was not clear whether Williams had an attorney.

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