Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Armed 85-year-old woman makes robber call 911

An 85-year-old woman in Point Marion, Pennsylvania got her gun and aimed it at a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call 911. "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. The boy will be charged with attempted burglary and related offenses in juvenile court. He was not identified because of his age.

"It was exciting," Smith said. "I just hope I broke up the (burglary) ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here." (info from The Associated Press)

1 comment:

The Resurrectionist said...

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