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    Four Grandmothers Beaten With Hammer in Beauty Parlor Attack
    Saturday, August 11, 2007



    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.[/b]

    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.

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    Four of them? One assailant? What's wrong with this picture?
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    My moms 76 and I'd almost be sure the guy would have had some burn marks from a curling iron when they caught him.

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    Wow, I live in Mtn Top and WB is where I usually do biz.

    Local paper:
    http://www.timesleader.com/news/2007...JL_1a_ART.html

    Scary stuff.

    And locals have the nerve to question why I feel the "need" to carry a gun


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