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Victim of antiques store robbery describes attack

A southern Kentucky woman says she is counting her blessings after surviving a violent attack during a robbery.

It happened Tuesday afternoon at the On A Whim antique shop in Corbin.

The victim, Nancy Chandler, says she went through quite an ordeal.

"I didn't know what would happen next after the Taser," Chandler said. "He's already hit me in the face. I started kicking, flailing my arms and stuff. That's when he hit me in the face. I was praying not to die."

After assaulting Chandler with his fist, and the Taser, Chandler says the robber then cleaned out the cash register and her purse, before taking off.

"I crawled outside to the driveway," Chandler said. "I knocked on the door next door, they weren't home, but I saw his truck."

Chandler says that truck belonged to her son, who was working right next door.

"How did I not see it? What could we have done?" Chandler's son, Mel Chandler, said.

Chandler says she thought of her family the entire time during the attack.

Her wounds will heal, and she's grateful to have survived.

Meanwhile, police are still investigating and searching for the man responsible.

Police describe the suspect as a heavy set white man, standing about 6'2."

He has glasses, and short, dark hair.

At the time of the attack, he was wearing a white t-shirt, with a sweater vest.


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