GOOD: 85 yo woman stops 17 yo intruder...and makes HIM call the cops. (Merged)

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    Pistol-packing woman, 85, forces intruder to call 911

    POINT MARION, Pa. — 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 Monday 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, Trooper Christian Lieberum said. 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."

    Pistol-packing woman, 85, forces intruder to call 911 : Nation : The Rocky Mountain News

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    Good For Grandma!

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    Grandma has guts
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    Quote Originally Posted by C4 MAX View Post
    Good for her. I have one of those old 22s. Not even sure what kind it is, I need to clean the crud off first.
    Maybe a Harrington & Richardson Sportsman

    Looks like she's owned it awhile and probably knows how to use it!
    1+ for Granny
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    Now that's awesome! When there's somethin' strange..in the neighbahood....who ya gonna call..........call granny!

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    I saw a piece on the news the other night about this, the old lady was just giddy!
    They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin


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