An Alabama grandmother packing a rifle held off a suspected car thief in her front yard until police arrived Monday.
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. Two of her four grandchildren were in the home at the time. (RELATED: Watch A North Carolina Man Hold Burglary Suspects At Gunpoint)
“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,” Black 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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