Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Bitter 85 yr old American" makes burglar call the Police

AP is reporting:

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
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."


Just John said...

Good for her! I'm impressed by her level of restraint; many people would have just shot the punk.

Ron Simpson said...

Ah, but she was clinging to God and her gun....
It would have been morally wrong to shoot him once she had him captured.
I guess us mid westerners who cling to God and guns have morals. Too bad the libs' morals are so shoddy.