An Alabama grandmother packing a rifle held off a suspected car thief in her front yard until police arrived Monday.
Marcia Black, a 75-year-old grandmother of four, said she grabbed her gun when she saw Cameron Powers, a car thief who had been on the run for several hours after crashing a stolen car, walk toward her front porch, according to CNN.
Powers asked her if he could use her phone. When he got closer to her home, Black fired her rifle in the air stop his advance. Her two grandchildren were in the home at the time.
“He wouldn’t get down so I shot in the air and he realized I meant business,” she said.
GRANNY WITH GUNS ???? “I didn’t intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him,” Marcia Black said. https://t.co/lMQCgQNVrW
— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) June 19, 2019
“I was just as calm as I could be,” Black told WKRG. “I knew what I was doing. I was in control. I wanted to keep him at a distance.”
“I didn’t intend to kill him,” Powers said. “I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him.”
“I can’t believe I got to see my grandmother in action.” said Black’s granddaughter, who witnessed the incident from inside the house.
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