An 88-year old woman took matters in her own hands when a man broke into her house early Tuesday morning.
The elderly woman was in her home on SE 287th Avenue in Gresham in her bathrobe at 6:30 a.m. when a naked man walked through the sliding door.
The man, not saying a word, forced her face down into a chair, but the woman reached behind and grabbed the man's groin. In her words, "I grabbed his cojones and gave 'em a good squeeze".
Her grip was enough to make the man run away the way he had walked in.
A Multnomah County Code Enforcement Officer happened to be in the area and heard the call come out over his radio. He parked at SE 287th and Division and saw two cars drive by him. The officer got the license plate information that allowed Troutdale officers to locate the car in the vicinity.
The driver, identified as Michael G. Dick, 46, of Gresham, who matched the description of the suspect, was detained, questioned by Multnomah County detectives and then booked on charges of burglary, harassment and private indecency charges, with bail currently set at $110,000. Other charges are pending.