Gun-Toting Granny Stops Thief

This is awesome:

85 year old Leda Smith came home from church on Sunday to find that her house had been broken into. She boldly went into the house to retrieve her handgun and accost the intruder.

“I saw him move by my keyboard near the wall but I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun,” Smith said, noting that she started keeping the .22-caliber revolver by her bed after a burglary at a neighboring home several weeks ago.

“I said, ‘What are you doing in my house?'” Smith said during an interview Monday with WPXI-TV, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh, a news partner with the Herald-Standard. “He just kept saying he didn’t do it.”

Smith ordered the teen to turn around and not to run and then had him pick up the telephone and dial 911.

She then ordered the boy to give her the telephone after placing the call and she told dispatchers about the intruder.

Officials from 911 stayed on the telephone with Smith as she had the boy lay facedown and spread-eagled on the floor.

Wow…I wonder if this woman have a background in law enforcement…I could see her leading a SWAT team.

“It was exciting,” Smith said of the incident. “I just hope I broke up the ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here.”

Kudos to the gutsy Ms. Smith for a job well done.

Hat tip: Instapundit


Dynamic Duo Nabs Robber

The duo consisted of a 71 year old man, and his wheelchair bound friend:

Harry Kopenis, said he went to an ATM at a bank near his Kingston home Monday morning and withdrew $100 when a woman came out of nowhere, knocked him down and stole the money. The woman fled.

Kopenis, the 71 year old, and his neighbor, Kevin Lamb, who was in his electric wheelchair chased her down, and grabbed her. Kopenis got the “squirming woman” in a headlock.

The young woman faces theft, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges. She is locked up on $10,000 bail.

She also faces acute embarrassment for picking on what she undoubtedly considered an easy mark, and finding herself completely subdued by him, (and his wheelchair bound friend).

P.S. I’m starting a new category for these types of excellent stories, so I can keep track of them better.

I’m calling it, Seniors Who Kick A$$.

Hat tip again to Crime Scene KC.