Thread: Elderly woman grabs gun.
King 5 so far is the only local news I have seen this story on...
Elderly Woman Grabs Gun, Holds Would-Be Burglar At Bay
POSTED: 3:33 pm EDT August 18, 2008
UPDATED: 5:58 pm EDT August 18, 2008
LAKE LYNN, Pa. -- [/b]An 85-year-old great-grandmother from Lake Lynn, Fayette County kept an alleged burglar at bay using a .22-caliber pistol.
According to police, a 17-year-old suspect was attempting to burglarize Leda Smith overnight.
That's when Smith grabbed her gun and told the teen that she would shoot him if he moved, police said.
"I had the gun on him before he turned around and said, 'you've had it,' " Smith told Channel 11-News.
According to police, Smith ordered the boy to dial 911 and then gave him some advice.
"Dial 911 and don't attempt to throw the phone at me, or do anything bad or i'll just shoot you," Smith said.
When police arrived, they took the teen into custody.
Charges have been filed against the boy and an alleged accomplice.
Chalk another one up for the good guys!
-© Oleg Volk (www.olegvolk.net)
B.S. Chemistry UofWA '09
Ahh, I love Oleg's work. I've seen one with a black woman talking about the racist origins of gun control. Very powerful.
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gsx1138 wrote:Here is one, but there may be another.Ahh, I love Oleg's work. I've seen one with a black woman talking about the racist origins of gun control. Very powerful.
Video Interview w/ Grandma.
Great story. Good to see it picked up and flashed on many news channels.
Still I doubt you'll find the same reporting if it were not a kindly old granny. They seem to have included it almost as a "funny" piece instead of serious reporting. "Oh look an old lady stopped a burgler. Ain't she cute."
There have been many thwarted robberies by gun owners but rarely seen on the news.
Oh well, one is better than none I guess.