Man Attacks Grannies With Hammer


Police: Man Attacks Grannies With Hammer

August 12, 2007 6:07 AM EST

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A 41-year-old man stormed a beauty salon and bludgeoned four grandmothers with a hammer, fracturing one's skull, before making off with less than $90, police said.

Thomas Leyshon III, of Mountain Top, was arrested after a daylong manhunt Friday.

The women, aged 56 to 76, did not resist but were beaten anyway, witnesses said. At least one required surgery.

"It takes a coward to go after some old women," said Andy Chopka, grandson of victim Jeanna Chopka.

Authorities allege Leyshon attacked a co-owner of Hairem Family Hair and Nail Care while demanding money from the register and the women's purses.

"This is a completely senseless act of brutality against women who were doing nothing more than spending a day at the beauty parlor," prosecutor David Lupas said. "These are ... the most vulnerable of victims."

Leyshon was being held Saturday on $100,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

The victims were treated at hospitals for head and facial injuries.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.


Granny should get a gun and be prepared for the worst in human nature.
Non-gay ****** in a beauty salon, get the gun out.

Thomas Leyshon III, who is accused of robbing The Hairem Family Haircare, is taken from the Plains Township police station after his arrest Friday night in Wilkes-Barre.

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