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John Hornsby's body is a reminder of a tussle with a 200 pound thug.
"I got a big bump here on the back of the head," said Hornsby. "He banged my head against the floor and anyway I finally wore out."
It all began Thursday morning with a knock at the door from a self proclaimed Murfreesboro Electric employee who said he was there to check on trouble with an electric leak.
Hornsby let the man inside his home and then became suspicious when he wanted to move the refrigerator.
"He said no you not going anywhere I'm gonna tie you up I'm gonna tie you up and I'm gonna rob you," said Hornsby.
Hornsby said he tried to fight the man off but wasn't able to.
Eventually he ended up with his hands tied with bungy cord and one angry robber who discovered there was only $100 in the home.
"He said I'm gonna kill you. I'm gonna put my gun and I'm gonna shoot you. I said go ahead you're gonna have to shoot me I don't have anymore money," said Hornsby.
Eventually the man who Hornsby describes as a 6ft white man with red gloves, gave up the search and left with a wallet and credit cards.
Those cards were later used in a $1000 shopping spree at places like Walmart, Home Depot and the Shoe Carnival.
Hornsby just hopes someone helps find the fake electrician before he pulls the trick again.
"Then he won't be able to do it to anybody else that's what it would mean," said Hornsby. "It's a bad experience I wouldn't wish it on anybody."
Saturday, March 23 2013, 12:15 AM CDT
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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