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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 Sunday 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."
Originally posted by budski
Back to the woman who held the intruder at gunpoint, I've seen threads on here praising people for shooting someone in the back - this woman did exactly the RIGHT thing in not shooting the burglar.
Originally posted by C.C.Benjamin
Yes, yes a hundred times yes! This is the problem with the gun-nuts - they are just looking for an excuse to end human life! They don't care, they just want to shoot someone and be like the action hero in a movie.
Someone should tell them that fat Texans are never action heroes.