A 75-year-old woman who has been dubbed “Superwoman” by her family fired a shot with her .357 revolver at a pair of early morning home invaders. The hoodlums then returned fire while fleeing the residence as if their hair was on fire, but the homeowner escaped uninjured.
It all began around 2:00 a.m. when a pair of budding scholars forced entry to the senior citizen’s house. Home alone, the woman heard the intruders, accessed her favorite .357 revolver and hid it under the covers.
When they made it to her bedroom, she bided her time until the bad guys became distracted pocketing her jewelry and valuables. At that point, she let Messrs. Smith & Wesson do the talking for her.
Firing a .357 in a bedroom probably sounded (and looked) like a flash-bang grenade going off. It rattled the intruders enough that they dropped their loot and fled as fast as their little feet would carry them. On their way, they fired at least 17 rounds at the elderly woman…and thankfully missed with each one of them.
Fox KTVU has the story . . .
The home invasion robbery happened around 2 a.m. on July 26 at a residence near the Oakland Zoo in the hills on Ettrick Street in the Chabot Park neighborhood, according to the Oakland Police Department.
Officers said two armed men forced their way into a home and began searching. The elderly resident was the only one at the home when the intruders broke in.
Fearing for her safety, the 75-year-old woman pulled out her .357 Magnum and fired one round toward the suspects, police said. The suspects returned fire at the woman and fled the scene.
Fortunately, the woman was not injured during the shooting, and there were no reports of physical injuries, according to the police.
“It’s absolutely unbelievable what she was able to do,” the woman’s daughter told KTVU. “It’s amazing. She is a Superwoman. We’re all just lauding her and just amazed at her wherewithal.”
Praise the Lord that the homeowner was uninjured. Maybe, just maybe those two aspiring criminals will instead turn their lives around and pursue education and gainful employment instead of incarceration. But the odds aren’t good.