Gun-Wielding Grandma Holds Wanted Man At Gunpoint, "He Realized I Meant Business" After Warning Shot
It's almost something you think you would see on a TV show or in a movie.
Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I have seen it on TV. It actually sounds like an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies.
According to Fox News,
A gun-wielding grandmother in Alabama confronted a wanted man in her driveway on Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to investigators.
Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed a rifle at the suspect while her 15-year-old granddaughter called 911.
“I was just calm as can be. I knew I was in control,” the grandmother-of-four told WAAY-TVon Tuesday.
“I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,” Black said.
That's when she said she fired a shot into the air to stop the man from getting any closer to her house.
“I wanted to keep him at a distance. I didn’t intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him. He wouldn’t get down so I shot in the air and he realized I meant business, so he got down to his knees. He feared the deputy more than he did my rifle and he jumped up and ran zig-zag right across the field."
But Powers didn’t make it far before he was put in handcuffs.
The incident is something Black's 15-year-old granddaughter, Allie Ruth Black, said she'll always remember. “It’s just amazing to me that I got to witness my grandmother in action," she said.
Allie Ruth called 9-1-1 while her grandmother confronted the chase suspect.
Powers was charged with auto theft and attempting to elude. He was booked in the Limestone County jail on a $6,000 bond.
Marcia Black is the mother of Limestone County District Three Commissioner Jason Black, and Allie Ruth is his daughter. (WAAY31)
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