- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police have arrested a Birmingham man accused of forcing an elderly woman to drink rubbing alcohol during a burglary.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian says a 93-year-old woman told investigators she was attacked Thursday morning after she came out of her bathroom.

The woman said she was confronted by a masked intruder who demanded money. The woman says the man assaulted her and forced her to drink rubbing alcohol after she said she didn’t know where her billfold was. Christian says the man stole $200 and ran away.

Christian says investigators identified the suspect as the woman’s 21-year-old neighbor Alexander Coleman. Christian says he’s charged with robbery, burglary and assault. Coleman is being held in the county jail on $620,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.


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