Homeless woman accused of stealing money and gun from home

Phyllis Barnes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police accuse a homeless woman of forcing her way into a man’s home and stealing his gun and money.

Police say after 62-year-old Phyllis Barnes stole $70 and a pistol from the victim, she ran from the home.

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They say that’s when the victim grabbed another gun and fired one round at the front door.

No injuries were reported.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.