High School Band Member Thwarts Muggers

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said a 17-year-old high school band student beat up two assailants, who tried to mug her as she walked to school. Police tell the Antelope Valley Press that the girl punched one man in the nose, kicked the other in the groin, then beat both with her marching band baton before running away.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with a warning from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department: Don't mess with the marching band girls, especially one who's carrying her baton. A 17-year-old band member was walking to school when two young men tried to mug her. She spun around, punched one in the nose, kicked the other in the groin and beat them both with her baton. As a deputy sheriff told the Antelope Valley Press, final score: marching band 2, thugs 0.

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