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Published:July 26th, 2012 10:12 EST

Lady, 89, Scares Away Burglars With Gun!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An 89-year-old South Carolina woman said she used her .38-caliber pistol to ward off two men who broke into her home.

Ruby Hodge of Blenheim said she heard knocking on her door just after 8 a.m. Monday and was on her way to answer when two men forced their way through the door, the Florence Daily News reported Wednesday.


Hodge said she retrieved the gun, which belonged to her late husband, from beneath her mattress and the men arrived at her bedroom to find her pointing the revolver at them."


You often hear about an elderly woman who used her purse or her cane to ward off a burglar or mugger, and you wonder how she managed to escape serious injury or death.

This grandma has the right idea; a gun pointed at you is a hell of a lot more intimidating than a cane or a purse.

When the cowardly burglars saw the old woman with her gun pointing at them, they took off running like schoolgirls who had just witnessed Mike Tyson eating Justin Bieber`s ear.

Ruby then used her Lifeline button to summon the police.

Who says I don`t write heartwarming stories?

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