GOOD: 85 yo woman stops 17 yo intruder...and makes HIM call the cops. (Merged)
Elderly Woman Grabs Gun, Holds Would-Be Burglar At Bay - News Story - WPXI Pittsburgh
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. -- 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.
Good for her to be able to defend herself...and making him call the cops on himself was a nice touch. :congrats: