Beatrice Turner, 89, Blasts Away at Nelson McAlpine, Who Broke Into Her House
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm
|Beatrice Turner, armed and fabulous, may not have very good aim, but she did send the bad guy running|
McAlpine beat a hole through the door and entered. But that's when he was confronted by the armed granny, who pulled the trigger.
"The next thing I knew, he was in here," Beatrice told KCCI-TV. "Right there. And that's when I grabbed my gun and I stood right there in my bedroom door with my gun and I said I'm going to kill you! I was trying to hit him in the head, but I guess my bullet missed him. But if it had cocked him again, I'd have got him. I must not have been a dang good shot, because I must have missed him!"
Alas, Beatrice did miss our dimwitted burglar. But he'd made so much noise that police were already there when he fled the house.
"The Lord was with me," says Beatrice. "I never got scared. "This is a .22. And the police reloaded it for me. I know how to work that gun. I just hope and pray to God it don't happen again."
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