Hutchinson, Kansas police say a 71-year-old woman knocked a man who attacked her unconscious with her frying pan.
Police Sgt. John Moore say a 25-year-old man talked his way into the woman's home on Saturday, claiming he was homeless and had nowhere to go.
Moore says when he tried to attack the woman, she fought back and "beat him down with a frying pan."
When police arrived, he was unconscious on the floor.
The man is jailed on $55,200 bond on suspicion of attempted rape, aggravated battery, criminal restraint and criminal damage to property.
He was wearing a neck brace when he made his first appearance Tuesday in court.
The Hutchinson News reports that the woman was injured but Moore did not release how serious her injuries were.