Rebuke in Jesus' Name Foils Thief

"I rebuke you in the name of Jesus," storeowner Barbara Rhodes said, confronting a would-be robber Nov. 29 as she stared over the tip of his gun barrel, according to the Oklahoman newspaper. Rhodes, owner of Bobbie's Outlet Store in Ardmore, said the robber demanded her purse several times, and at one point she heard the gun make a "click." Rhodes held up her hand and three times said, "I rebuke you in the name of Jesus," she told the newspaper. She started toward the door. As she got to the edge of the counter, the man fled, leaving her purse, she said.