Police say robbery suspects in Jefferson County, Missouri jumped out a window and fled the scene after a 77-year-old woman pulled a shotgun on them.
According to KMOV, the 77-year-old woman heard a noise and went to investigate, but she did not go empty handed. Rather, she a carried a shotgun which she shouldered and pointed at the two suspects when she discovered them in a bedroom. The suspects scampered to reach the same window they used for an entrance then jumped out of the house.
Police responding to the incident said the two suspects “are lucky to be alive.”
Doris Jackson is an 87-year-old neighbor to the woman who pulled the shotgun. Jackson expressed “concern” over the attempted burglary but made clear that she is not afraid. She also made clear that the 77-year-old is not the only person in the area who keeps a gun for self-defense.
Jackson said, “How about a nine millimeter. I wouldn’t have a shotgun but I have some more besides that, I’ve got some guns you know.”
Police say the suspects were so startled by the shotgun that they left a cellphone behind. Police have located one “person of interest” via the cellphone.
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