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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  • by TAMMY Location: Lexington - The Plaza at Fayette Mall - KY - 3801 Mall Road on Mar 30, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    THIS IS SO SAD...TO SEE THAT SOMEONE WOULD DO THIS TO ANYONE...ESPECIALLY A LADY..HE CAN'T BE A REAL MAN,,CUZ REAL MEN DON'T PLACE THEIR HANDS IMPROPERLY ON A WOMAN..HE MAY BE OF THE MALE SPECIES,,BUT NOT A REAL MAN.
  • by randall Location: lexington on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    I cannot believe that someone would beat up an innocent lady. It bugs me to see that a man would beat up a woman. I would say that a man who beats women up won't fight no other man.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    Too bad she didn't have a shotgun.

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