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Trick or Treat? Intruder in Pumpkin Mask Gets Swift Trick from 88-Year-Old Woman

88-Year-Old Woman Says She "Hit A Vital Spot" To Fend Off Pumpkin Masked Intruder

MAYFIELD, Ky. (CBS/AP) Trick or treat?!

A masked intruder most definitely got a trick - in the form of a well-placed kick -- when he invaded the home of a feisty 88-year-old Kentucky woman.

Kathryn Byassee said she came upon the intruder, who was wearing a pumpkin mask, last Tuesday at 5 a.m. in her kitchen.

Byassee told WPSD-TV that she asked him who he was and what he wanted and he never answered her, instead wrestling her into her bedroom and trying to smother her with a pillow.

That's when Byassee said she was "mad enough to do almost anything," so she kicked him.

Apparently, that hit did the trick.

The 88-year-old woman said she thinks she "hit a vital spot," so he left." Happy Halloween.

Mayfield police are investigating.