The Armed Citizen® March 19, 2021

An 80-year-old woman proved that no matter what your age, you can still defend yourself.

by posted on March 19, 2021
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An 80-year-old Brownsville, Tennessee woman proved that no matter what your age, you can still protect yourself. The woman was lying in bed when she heard a noise, so she retrieved her gun and went to investigate. Upon discovering an intruder, who had gained entry through her kitchen window by breaking it with a brick or stone, she demanded, “What’re you doing in my house!?” to which he responded by firing shots at her. The homeowner returned fire, hitting the man. Police were able to follow his blood trail and eventually arrest him. The woman was unharmed and is not facing charges. The Brownsville assistant chief of police told the local press, “People are tired of being victimized, so she refused to be a victim in this situation, and she stood up for her and her property.” It turns out that the man was suspected in a multiple crime spree, and is now facing aggravated burglary charges and one count of attempted first-degree murder. (wbjTV.com, Brownsville, TN, 03/20/19)

A 26-year-old armed man attempted to rob a Country Inn and Suites at gunpoint. After he approached the female clerk and demanded money, the woman complied and threw the cash on the counter. When the robber laid the gun down to collect the cash, the quick-thinking clerk saw her opportunity to grab the criminal’s gun and point it at him. The man fled in a dark-colored vehicle. Police learned that the gun had been reported stolen and were able to arrest the would-be robber. (wpsdLocal6.com, Paducah, KY, 10/19/19)

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