Athens teacher charged at knife-wielding intruder with chair

Police are searching for a knife-wielding intruder they say tried to rob a woman inside her Athens home while she was watching the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. 

The woman had just gotten home to watch the game between Georgia and Oklahoma when the man came inside the unlocked house and demanded money, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

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Police say the victim, an Athens-area high school teacher, told the suspect she didn’t have any money and to get out of her home. 

When he didn’t listen, the teacher “(picked) up a chair and (started) heading towards him to get him out of the residence,” Athens-Clarke County spokesman Epifiano Rodriguez told Channel 2. “I think at that point (the suspect) went ahead and exited the residence without any money.” 

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The Athens Banner-Herald reported that the teacher works at Clarke Central High School.

Rodriguez said the woman described the suspect as “a young man,” but said she didn’t recognize him from school.

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