Woman, 89, grabs handgun and fires at intruder

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    Woman, 89, grabs handgun and fires at intruder

    I love when our elderly defend them selves, too bad they have to.

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    Sounds like this lady needs a little time at the range. But Congrats on having the willingness to defend herself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Moines Register

    Woman, 89, grabs handgun and fires at intruder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An elderly Des Moines woman used a handgun to ward off a man who bashed in the front door of her home. Beatrice Turner said the man pounded on her door early Tuesday. Despite being told he had the wrong house, the man used his fists to break through the wood door.

    The 89-year-old Turner said she grabbed a handgun and told the man she would shoot if he came inside. When the man entered, she fired a single shot.

    A neighbor called police, who found 37-year old Nelson McAlpine standing on Turner's front lawn. The uninjured McAlpine was arrested on a charge of second-degree burglary.

    McAlpine is being held in the Polk County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. It wasn't immediately determined if he has a lawyer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post


    He was warned... He's lucky to be alive! Job well done for granny!
    Congrats to Ms. Turner...
    All our elderly should be armed.
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    If he had continued to enter, her aim might have improved.

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    I like this part
    "And the police reloaded it for me," said Turner.
    Police: 89-Year-Old Fires Gun At Intruder - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa --
    Des Moines police said Tuesday that a woman scared off a burglar after he broke into her home.

    Police said they were called to 1300 block of Idaho Street on a burglary in progress around 5:30 a.m. Officers said they found Nelson McAlpine, 36, standing in the front yard of the home. They said he matched the description of the burglar and was detained.

    Officers went inside the home and met with the homeowner, Beatrice Turner, 89, who said that she heard and saw McAlpine punching her front door and putting a hole in it.

    "He kicked this, he broke all this out. And then he kicked all this out. See, and all this here," said Turner.

    Turner told police that she grabbed her 22 cal. pistol and confronted the burglar and then shot once at him once inside the home. The bullet did not hit McAlpine.

    "After he start kicking the door, thatís when I got my gun. And thatís when he stood there. And thatís when I fired my shot, you know. The Lord was with me, I never got scared," said Turner.

    Turner told KCCI that she was aiming at McAlpine.

    "The next thing I knew, he was in here. Right there. And thatís when I grabbed my gun and I stood right there in my bedroom door with my gun and I said Iím going to kill you!" said Turner. "I was trying to hit him in the head, but I guess my bullet missed him. But if it had cocked him again, Iíd have got him."

    Turner told police that McAlpine quickly left the home.

    "I must not have been a dang good shot, because I must have missed him!" said Turner. ďI think the Lord was watching over me."

    McAlpine was charged with second-degree burglary. He's being held on $10,000 bond in the Polk County Jail.

    "This is a .22. And the police reloaded it for me," said Turner. "I know how to work that gun. I just hope and pray to God it don't happen again."

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    Beatrice "Cool Hand Lucy" Turner!
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    Nice going Granny!

    She does need a larger caliber, at least .38spl and some range time. Yet, in a pinch, the .22 was there for her. Better to have it than nothing at all.
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    Well done!!!!
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    I love only that which they defend.
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    Looks like an antique gun. how old is that? (anyone know?) I am glad to read stories of elderly people protecting themselves. for years they are considered "Easy prey" and its sad to see a person live to long to be hurt by a dunce needing quick money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spade115 View Post
    Looks like an antique gun. how old is that? (anyone know?) I am glad to read stories of elderly people protecting themselves. for years they are considered "Easy prey" and its sad to see a person live to long to be hurt by a dunce needing quick money.
    Looks like an old H&R nine-shot .22 revolver. My step-son has one that's 53 years old and it still shoots like new.

    Hey, whatever works for Granny, I say go for it!
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    I applaud her spirit and her resolve.
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    That gal has spunk.
    Now all she needs are her specs and a scatter gun.
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