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November 30, 2012
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Woman tweets as she attacks burglar with bear mace

She set a trap and waited for the burglar, while tweeting every action

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — A photographer live-tweeted as she retaliated against a burglar with bear spray and a samurai sword.

Sonya Yu knew that a thief had been roaming her neighborhood stealing packages off doorsteps, and tweeted, “Apparently our neighborhood thief has a violent rape rap sheet. My bear spray, bokken, and I are still not intimidate.”

Yu put a ‘bait package’ on her front porch, where Andy Anduha, 51, had stolen $1000 worth of deliveries from her in the past, and waited for him, according to the Daily Mail.

Moments later she tweeted again, writing that she got him with the bear mace, police identified the man, and he was being taken to the hospital.  

She explained what happened as Twitter followers expressed their concerns, saying the police laughed when they saw her ‘weapons.’

San Francisco police warned residents against confronting criminals themselves. 

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