Post By Fitch
Post By oakchas
July 23rd, 2012 08:27 PM
Good: "help, I've fallen...
No, scratch that... I've shown 'em my gun, and they ran away."
She defended her home by pointing her gun at 'em after they kicked down the door...then she pressed her life alert button.
Somebody saw the getaway car and wrote down the tag...
They got 'em!
Story here: http://m.wmbfnews.com/autojuice?targ...of-victims-gun
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July 25th, 2012 11:42 AM
Good - Gun-toting S.C. granny scares off burglars
BLENHEIM, S.C. – There are certain people criminals should not mess with: martial arts experts, superheroes and Ruby Hodge of Blenheim.
When two would-be burglars broke into the 89-year-old widow’s house Monday on S.C. Highway 38 just outside of Blenheim, they probably didn’t expect to find Hodge and her .38-caliber pistol waiting for them.
Standing in her bedroom next to her pink and white floral bedspread, Hodge is just over 5 feet tall and weighs maybe 100 pounds soaking wet. However, just after 8 a.m. Monday, she was more than two grown men could handle.
“I decided I would go see who it was,” Hodge said, recalling she heard someone knock twice on her back door just off the kitchen of her small house. “But before I moved, they knocked a third time and busted my door open. I said to myself, ‘That’s a break in!'“
The men – later identified by police as Ronnie Henry Stevenson Jr., 31, of 956 High Point Road in Lydia, and Nelson Hawkins, 42, of 1564 Turnpike Road in Darlington – were no strangers to the law. Both had lengthy criminal records and were persons of interest on prior burglaries by both Marlboro County and Darlington County sheriffs’ offices.
Their experienced criminal background did them little good against Hodge.
“I got my gun,” she said, reaching under her mattress just as she did Monday morning and pulling out her .38-caliber pistol, fully loaded with six bullets. It belonged to her late husband, who died some 22 years ago. Since then it has just been Hodge and as she showed Stevenson and Hawkins, she can take care of herself.
The two entered Hodge’s home and went to the spare bedroom opposite her own. When they turned around, there stood Hodge, fresh out of bed, holding her sidearm.
“They take off and run,” she said.
Hodge immediately pressed her lifeline emergency device she wears around her neck and within minutes, Marlboro County Sheriff Fred Knight arrived on the scene.
“I was just amazed,” he said, laughing. “When she told me she met the intruders with a handgun pointed at them, she said they went out faster than they came in. She is my hero!”
The men were later apprehended by U.S. Marshals and Darlington County deputies after a passerby told the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office they saw the suspects’ vehicle parked in Hodge’s driveway and took down the license plate number.
This isn’t the first time Hodge was the victim of a burglary. Two weeks ago, two young women broke into her home and stole all her jewelry while Hodge was at church with her family. The women cut through the screen on her front porch and broke into her front door.
That door is now fixed and Hodge – who turns 90 in October – said her son will help her replace the back door damaged in Monday’s attack soon. In spite of her recent experiences, she said there aren’t any plans to change her living arrangements.
“I feel safe,” she said, smiling, her revolver sitting on the kitchen table in front of her.
July 25th, 2012 11:52 AM
Your version of the story is more detailed... but this was posted in In the news a few days ago. Here: Good: "help, I've fallen...
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July 25th, 2012 12:11 PM
This has to be a complete fantasy. It simply can not have happened. I mean, the woman hasn't been to FrontSight, GunSight, or any other of the major training schools. She isn't Ex-Spec. Ops, or SWAT trained. She doesn't practice Target Focus Training, or any other catch phrase training daily, or ever. My God! She's completely untrained. Stores the gun under her matress. She's a liability! Quick, take her gun away till she can compete in three gun and be ready to repel an assault by an infantry platoon.
How can this be?
Okay, I'm being sarcastic, but this is exactly the sort of situation I think of when I read about all the training and other stuff, home defense plans, safe rooms, etc. ad-nauseaum advocated by those who make money doing training or putting on TV shows to advertise the need for their training product. Truth is, if it isn't the police knocking on the wrong door and killing innocent people, what happened in this instance is what happens a surprisingly often. If these people can't have their gun till they go through all that other crap, they are victims. Pardon me for thinking this lady, and any other non-felon that wants a gun for protection and home defense ought to be able to have it with out having to go to some sort of class. She did just fine. She'll do just fine next time too. If she has to pull the trigger, the first shot will go right where she is looking. God only knows where the second one will go, but it probably won't be needed anyway.
Little old ladies are cool. That's how they get to be little old ladies.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety), by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” by H. L. Mencken
July 25th, 2012 12:42 PM
But there was Granny Ruby... all decked out in her 5.11 tactical nightie. Her red-dot-sight-equipped .38, with speed strips at the ready, having long ago forsaken the speedloaders for the more compact, tactical, and concealable strips. A New York Reload nowhere to be found, because she was an "adept" with no need to bring 3 guns to a 3 gun competition... She had bested the best. Fought off multiple attackers with her deadly expertise at Krav-Maga and other CQB techiniques... and had in fact taken the peas from the very hands of the Kung-Fu master's hands oh so long ago...
Originally Posted by Fitch
Granmere to the legendary Gecko45, mother of Billy Jack his own self.. and Mother in law to the real life Sarah Connor, aunt of Ellen Ripley, and great grand daughter of Annie Oakley... Ruby was not a woman to be trifled with....
or not.... good for her!
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