Woman tosses urns at man robbing funeral home

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Posted: Oct 08, 2010 3:40 PM
Woman tosses urns at man robbing funeral home

A Morristown funeral home owner said his daughter drove off an armed man during a robbery of the family business by throwing empty urns at his head. Police said 32-year-old Teresa Mayes was opening Mayes Family Services on Friday morning and found a man armed with a knife waiting for her.

Her father, Buddy Mayes, told The Knoxville News Sentinel that the robber demanded money and she responded by throwing urns from a display. He said one of them obviously landed because the urn was smashed.

The man got away with some cash, but his daughter was not injured.

Mayes said the man may not have realized it was a funeral home, saying "a robbery is a little unusual for us."

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Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com