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