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

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

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    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.

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    Good for her to be able to defend herself...and making him call the cops on himself was a nice touch.
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    I'm surprised she didn't threaten to shoot him in the "toodles"
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    i was just getting on to post this.

    and this happened like 5 miles from my home. i've been steadily watching this area get worse and worse.

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    Go Granny Go!!!!!!!!!!
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    Hmmm.... a .22. I guess that answers the question of which caliber is better for self defense.

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    The nice thing about being a little old lady is that you always have the disparity of force working in your legal favor.

    It wouldn't be so clear cut if I shot that kid for throwing the phone at me.
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    Here's a video on it:

    Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

    Who says .22's aren't good for self-defense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I'm surprised she didn't threaten to shoot him in the "toodles"
    LMAO!

    I love that video.
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    The video is great. It's not ironic that a lot of the stories like this involve older people. They tend to have a more self reliant mindset than younger folks.

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    You go granny
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    Somebodys post here is not to mess with the old guy because he does care if he dies. Please add don't mess with the old gal too. Go granny go!!

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    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.

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    I love these kinds of stories...

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