72 Year Old Grandmother Uses .357 Mag to Open Fire on Home Invader, Saving Her WW2 Veteran Husband

June 12 2013
by GSL Staff
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We always say it here on GSL, “Don’t mess with old people.” Brandon Alexander Perez, a 31 year old home invader in California, learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday when he tried to break into the home of an elderly couple.

Seventy-two year old Jan Cooper called police and armed herself when she found that someone was trying to break into her home sometime after midnight.

According to Fox News,

During a 911 call of the incident, Cooper can be heard begging with the dispatcher to send deputies and warns that she has a gun at the ready as her Rottweiler barks furiously in the background.

Minutes later, a breathless Cooper says the man has come to the back porch and is trying to get in the house through a sliding door. Through the vertical blinds, Cooper saw his silhouette just inches away through the glass as he began to slide open the door.

“I’m firing!” Cooper shouts to the dispatcher as a loud band goes off.

Cooper then curses at the suspect, shouting at him to “back up.”

“You’d better get the police here. I don’t know whether I hit him or not. I’m not sure. He’s standing at my door, my back door. He’s in my yard,” she said.

The suspect was not hit, but was captured shortly after the incident by police.

The woman’s husband, Bob Cooper, is an 85 year old, wheelchair bound World War II veteran who was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

The gun used by the woman was reportedly a .357 magnum Smith and Wesson revolver.

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