Robber Puts Knife to Grandma’s Throat, Grandma Puts Gun In His Face

Raised Gun self-defense AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

On Monday, a would-be robber put a knife to the throat of a 74-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, grandma — and the grandma responded by pointing a gun at the robber’s face and telling him to “back off.”

The attempted robbery ended at that point.

According to NBC 5, Jewell Turner was sitting in her vehicle outside a doctor’s office when the someone tapped on her window, indicating he needed directions. She rolled down the window and said the man just small-talked and asked for directions, then pulled a knife and put it to her throat.

Turner said the man said, “I don’t want to hurt you, but I want your money. And I will hurt you if I have to.”

At that point Turner says she thought about reaching for her deceased husband’s knife — which was in the vehicle — but then remembered that she had her pistol with her. This is how she described the events that unfolded next: “I seen the gun laying there. And I figured that would work better than the knife. I just reached down, got the gun and turned around and pointed it to his face. And I told him, I said, ‘You back off, or I’ll blow your head off.'”

Turner said the man’s “eyes got big” and he backed away, then “took off walking down the street like nothing happened.”

Turner gave police a description of the attacker, whom she described as 25 years old at most with “pale skin and sandy blonde hair.” She said, “I just hope they find him before he hurts somebody, or somebody hurts him.”

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