It’s been a good week for gun-toting grannies. First there was Fannie Mae Brown and her .38. Now comes Lulu Campbell who, as she tells macon.com, is always packing heat. Then again she’s not the kind of granny who splits her time between quilting bees and church socials. She owns gas stations and convenience stores and, you’d assume, handles a fair amount of cash. She was sitting in her car in her daughter’s driveway when two dirtbags came a-knockin’ . . .
She’d just dropped off her grandson and was looking for her cell phone.
(T)wo men carrying guns approached her. One of them, later identified by police as Brenton Lance Spencer, 32, started to shout at her through the front passenger door to open the vehicle up and give him her money. The other, whom Macon police have identified as Dantre Horatio Shivers, 30, stood in front of the truck, also pointing a gun.
“(Spencer) shouted, ‘Give me the f—— money and open the f—— door!’ ” Campbell said. “I said, ‘Oh my God, somebody is going to rob me.’ I said, ‘Baby, you’re going to kill me anyway, so I don’t have to open it!’ ”
Campbell said she reached for her .38-caliber revolver just as Spencer allegedly fired at her. She felt Spencer’s bullet whiz by her chest as she fired back. Her shot hit Spencer in the chest.
“I hurt my back (pushing the seat back to avoid the shot),” she said. “I saw the guy in front of me, and I said, ‘Oh my God, there are two of them.’ I said I’m going to take one of them with me. That’s what was in my head.”
Turns out the two were regular customers. No problem knocking over an old lady carrying a wad of greenbacks, right? Well, not so much. That granny’s ex (a former cop) and her son (military intelligence) taught her how to shoot. So despite ducking and shooting wildly, she managed to puncture Spencer. Shivers assessed the situation and decided to beat feet.
Campbell, as it turns out, is no range queen. She’s shot at people before. Once at an earlier stick-up man (she missed) and then at her ex and his floozie (a two-fer).
Some 35 years ago, she shot her husband and his mistress after catching them together.
However, no charges were filed against her.
“After that, my husband said ‘I wish I didn’t teach you how to shoot!’ ” she said.
Brenton Lance Spencer can probably relate.