Criminals often scam credulous elderly ladies. But sometimes the tables are turned
Palo Alto police arrested a naked transient man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted an elderly woman in her bedroom. The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Park area of the city, said Palo Alto police Agent Jim Coffman.
The victim, whose name was not released, attempted to fight off her attacker and asked him if he wanted something to eat, Coffman said.
The attacker allowed the victim to go to the kitchen, Coffman said. She then ran out of her home and alerted a neighbor, who called police.