March 1st, 2013
03:52 AM ET

Man thwarts Florida thief with glass cleaner

While assault rifles are flying off the shelves in America, a Florida man has shown that home defense can be done much more cheaply - with a bottle of glass cleaner.

Jacques Baillargeon, 66, was relaxing in Lauderdale Lakes with his wife Tuesday, when a man entered their condo holding a gun and a crowbar, according to law enforcement.

The crowbar turned out to be not only unnecessary, but also got the perpetrator, Nathaniel Smith, 29, caught for this home invasion - and a previous one.

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  1. chrissy

    So it was the crowbar that got the perp not the window cleaner? Well WHY didnt you just say that?

    March 1, 2013 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Stand your ground

    See, George Zimmerman didn't need to shoot Trayvon Martin. Senior citizens can spray roving bands of unemployable eighty IQ simian Florida youth with window cleaner.

    March 1, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I am wondering if coherent article-writing is out of fashion these days.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    If it was just the window cleaner, he probably would've started singing "I can see clearly now".

    March 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |