This is definitely a story for the defense of the right to keep and bear arms, but it's also the story of how crooks are really dumb. A 79-year-old Jackson County, Georgia woman fended off a 20-year-0ld home intruder over the span of ten minutes with prayer and her pistol.
The unnamed woman called 911 just after noon on February 12 to report the home intruder, twenty-year-old Hans Rogers.
She stayed on the phone for nearly ten minutes fending him off to keep him away from her, firing at least two shots while she was on the phone with 911.
It was just after noon on Feb. 12 when the woman called 911, and shot at the 20-year-old suspect twice – while she was still on the phone with 911. She was able to fend him off until deputies arrived to arrest him.
She stayed on the line with the 911 operator.
For nearly 10 minutes, the woman and her pistol took control of the home invasion while she gave the 911 dispatcher a play-by-play of the 20-year-old man who she said was making a racket ransacking another part of the house.
"They’re trying to get in the back door. Hurry. Hurry. Please," she tells the 911 dispatcher, thinking there are two burglars.
The 911 dispatcher asks her where she is in the house.
"I'm in the kitchen," she answers.
"I’m watching the door that they were trying to get in. Ooh, they’re breaking glass,” she says.
She shouts at the burglar though the back door: "Okay, come on! I got something for you!"
She fired shots at the man as he ransacked another part of the house.
And she prayed.
"I’m just scared, Ma’am ... Please hurry. Please hurry," she pleaded. "Please, please dear God. Lord have mercy ... please…"
You can hear the entire 911 call here:
WBIR then reports:
But the woman shouts defiantly at the burglar, who had moved away from the back door where he initially tried to break in. He climbed the back outside stairs, and broke through that second-floor door, and began to ransack the upstairs rooms.
"I'm waitin' on ya', come on!" she shouts from downstairs. "When you come down those stairs I’m gonna blow your damn brains out!"
Still on the phone with 911, she fires her pistol again, toward the second floor of the house.
"Ma’am, are you shootin' at him again?" the 911 dispatcher asks.
"Yes, ma’am," she answers.
The woman was shooting in the man’s direction not trying to hit him, explaining to her daughter later, she just wanted to keep him away from her.
He finally tried to hide in an upstairs closet, now afraid of her.
“He made the comment to my mother, you know, 'B****, you’re trying to kill me,' because, you know, she was shooting at him.”
The woman told her daughter that she wasn't trying to actually hit the man, but to keep him away from her.
"She didn’t allow herself to become a victim," the woman’s daughter said, Tuesday. "My mother’s a very strong woman. I know where I get my strength from, now. As a matter of fact, I think she’s a little stronger."
"I don’t know if I could have handled that situation as well as she did," the daughter continued. "My mother’s a very spiritual person … if she wanted to hit him, she could have hit him … She just wanted to keep him off of her.”
Rogers has a history of medical issues and apparently needed prescription medication, which he did not have that day, according to the sheriff. That's no excuse for his behavior, of course.
"Looking back on it, I thank God that he found my mother, and not someone else, because he could have been dead, now," the daughter said, adding that she hoped he would get the help he needed.
Indeed! He could be six feet under right now.
Instead, he was arrested and jailed without bond, and was charged with felony first degree burglary and felony home invasion. He's also facing a charge of misdemeanor criminal trespass.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.