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post #1 of 15
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I bet that robber won't be messing with her anymore!
http://www.local6.com/news/4381553/d...204152005&ts=H
Great, Great Grandmother Shoots Robbery Suspect

POSTED: 1:32 pm EDT April 14, 2005
UPDATED: 7:38 pm EDT April 14, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 64-year-old great, great grandmother behind the counter at a Westside convenience store knew what to do when an masked robber came in Thursday afternoon and fired two shots: she grabbed her gun and shot back.

Janet Grammar Says 'It Scared The Hell Out Of Me'

"It scared the hell out of me. It really did," Janet Grammar said. "He shot twice at the back, past behind my head and he was getting ready to shoot me in my head. I had a gun under the counter, and I pulled it out and shot him in the chest."

Grammer told investigators she was pretty sure she hit him twice, and police found a blood trail and a gun in the Apple Gate Food Store. The suspect managed to run from the scene, prompting an intense search that included a helicopter and K-9 units and caused a brief lockdown of Wesconnett Elementary School, just across the street.

The search was cancelled when the suspect showed up less than an hour later at the emergency room of Orange Park Medical Center, police said. The suspect, who police have not named, was stabilized and flown by air ambulance to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center.

The Apple Gate's owner said the store has been robbed three time in the last two weeks, and he think this suspect is the same man who's robbed him before.

"She was just defending herself, that was all," customer Charles Schoff said. "I'd probably do the same thing."

Grammar's twin sister, Denise Overstreet, told Channel 4's Dan Leveton she's not surprised her sister wasn't intimidated by an armed, masked man.

"She's not scared of her own shadow, let's put it that way," Overstreet said. "Maybe this will wake people up and maybe not come to this little store -- a mean lady works there."

There's no word on the condition of the suspect or what charges he'll be facing.
post #2 of 15
good for her!! that amazing...I am not sure that I would have the presence to aim and shoot back even if I had a loaded gun in my hand!
post #3 of 15
Good for her! She obviously has been trained in the use of firearms. She stayed calm, aimed and hit the mark.
post #4 of 15
Good for her!! Those robbers won't bother her again

She's a 64 yr old great grandmother??
post #5 of 15
Cool. I love stories like this.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by eburgess
Good for her!! Those robbers won't bother her again

She's a 64 yr old great grandmother??
Actually it said Great, Great, Grandmother! I never heard of one so young before!
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Cool. I love stories like this.
I heard one years ago about an elderly woman who caught a man trying to enter her house through the doggie door. He stopped half way through when he heard the sound of her shotgun making that click-click noise. She told him not to move while she calmly dialed 9-1-1!
post #8 of 15
hehe
post #9 of 15
NEVER underestimate a p****d off grandma!
post #10 of 15
You got that right, katl8e!
Too bad there was no security camera. I would have loved to see the look on that guy's face.
post #11 of 15
I heard of one the other day, where a granny heard someone climbing on the building to break in - she threw a garden gnome at the burglar while he was on her roof, and scared him off.

Some old ladies are very scary!
post #12 of 15
she didnt scare him of, she hit him and knocked him out! then someone sat on him when the police were called
post #13 of 15
My s/o's grandma got up every morning at 4:30 and went to the back porch to get her mop. This particular morning there was someone waiting for her, with an ice pick or screwdriver. She backed up into the house, grabbed the claw hammer off the water heater and charged him. She grabbed him by the hair, beat him over the head, kicked him in the groin and chased him away. Whe the cops got there they couldn't believe this skinny little old lady had done that. There was hair and blood everywhere. He was lucky she didn't back up the other way to where the knives hung. She went out and bought herself a small pistol and carried it in the pocket of her house dress for the rst of her life. She left it to me when she died. She was something, I miss her.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
she didnt scare him of, she hit him and knocked him out! then someone sat on him when the police were called
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/4453531.stm
The guy was cautioned, not charged.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
My s/o's grandma got up every morning at 4:30 and went to the back porch to get her mop. This particular morning there was someone waiting for her, with an ice pick or screwdriver. She backed up into the house, grabbed the claw hammer off the water heater and charged him. She grabbed him by the hair, beat him over the head, kicked him in the groin and chased him away. Whe the cops got there they couldn't believe this skinny little old lady had done that. There was hair and blood everywhere. He was lucky she didn't back up the other way to where the knives hung. She went out and bought herself a small pistol and carried it in the pocket of her house dress for the rst of her life. She left it to me when she died. She was something, I miss her.
Sounds like an amazing woman!
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