Steve G.

85-year-old woman grabs gun, forces burglar to call 911 on himself

In Constitutional Rights, Courts and Justice System, Crime, Law, People in the news, Personal Responsibility, Second Amendment on August 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm

From CNN:

POINT MARION, Pennsylvania (AP) — An 85-year-old woman boldly went for her gun and busted a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights, police said.

“I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun,” Leda Smith said.

Smith heard someone break into her home Sunday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she had been keeping by her bed since a neighbor’s home was burglarized a few weeks ago.

“I said ‘What are you doing in my house?’ He just kept saying he didn’t do it,” Smith said.

After the 17-year-old boy called 911, Smith kept holding the gun on him until state police arrived at her home in Springhill Township, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh.

  1. I hope the Penna. LP gives her an award.

  2. America’s Conscience, Lost and Found, for August 22, 2008…

  3. The horror! The streets running red with violence and needless bloodshed! What is this?! The Wild West?! …And so soon after the Heller decision! Oh, the humanity!!!!

    LOL

  4. Wow…what a brave woman she should be commended! Just glad it worked out in her favor!

  5. […] We had a similar story about 1 mile form my house. Except she was 85!!!! Old lady pulled a gun on a burglar made him lie down and call police. Kept telling him she didn’t want to have to shoot him, but she would. Moral of story, don’t rob houses in our area. 85-year-old woman grabs gun, forces burglar to call 911 on himself Last Free Voice […]

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