Gun-wielding granny takes on two armed robbers

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​A gun-wielding granny in Macon, Ga., managed to fend off two armed men who tried to rob her in the early hours of Saturday morning. 57-year-old Lulu Campbell had just dropped her grandson off when the gun-carrying men materialized and demanded money. But the fierce woman -- who says she's always armed -- gave as good as she got, firing at the men as one of them allegedly started firing at her.

After a gunfight which left the grandmother's car riddled with bullet holes, one of the suspects ran away and the other was left with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital and charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

I guess this I one granny you don't mess with because she is prepared and
proved it by staying in the fight and giving more then she got. Kudoo's
too granny.:thumb:

CW

Edit: I love the Title. Gun weilding granny and the thugs are just armed. Typical media.
 

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Granny stood her ground well. Too bad she didn't hit the thugs in the head.
 

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Respect your elders.

Great-grandmother who shot robber says 'God was with me' | The Columbus Dispatch

When an armed robber barged into a North Side motel room Wednesday night and ordered the six people there to the floor, he put a 70-year-old woman closer to her handgun.
The great-grandmother knelt between the beds, reached into her purse on the floor and pulled out her .357 Magnum pistol.
She fired one shot at the robber, who staggered from the room, collapsed in the parking lot and died.
"It's a wonder she didn't shoot us all," said her 51-year-old son, who was preparing to hand over his cash when he heard the gunshot. "She's the worst shot in the world.
"She said to me, 'God was with me tonight. You know I couldn't have done that myself.' "
None of the family members, who live in Ironton, wanted to be identified, fearing retaliation. The woman didn't want to be interviewed. They have moved to a different room in the motel.
"She's torn all to pieces," her son said. "Who would ever want to shoot someone?"
Wayne Winston, 25, died of a single gunshot wound in the chest, Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said yesterday. Police listed his address as "streets of Columbus."
The woman has a permit to carry a concealed gun, her son said. She inherited the gun from her late husband.
Asked to describe his mother, he said, "Religious. She's always been my hero."
The family was staying in a first-floor room at the Continent Inn, near I-71 and Rt. 161, while attending the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The son said he was in the room with his mother, his wife, his daughter and son-in-law and a friend.
The door was partially open so the adults could stay within earshot of two girls, ages 12 and 17, in the room next door.
The son said the door flew open shortly after 9 p.m. and they found themselves confronted by a man who pointed a black handgun at them and said, "Everybody here knows what the game is." He told them to get on the floor and began demanding money from the son and his son-in-law, who were closest to the door. The gunman seemed angry that the son-in-law had only $14.
"I was going into my pocket for money" when a shot rang out and the gunman ran from the room, the son said. "I thought I was shot. I didn't realize my mother had shot him. It was mass chaos."
He still wasn't sure what had happened when he went outside and saw the intruder's body in the parking lot. Then he heard a second shot. His mother, the gun at her side, had tensed up and "squeezed off another shot into the floor," he said.
Columbus police don't expect to file charges against the woman but said the case probably will be presented to a Franklin County grand jury as a routine procedure. The son said the officers who met with his family were "extremely supportive."
He has a horse farm and is attending the Quarter Horse Congress to watch his 21-year-old daughter compete and to support others who train at his farm.
Word of the shooting spread quickly yesterday among those attending the event, which is in its third and final week at the Ohio Expo Center.
"That's a hell of a woman," said George Wyeth, 63, of Claysville, Pa. "I don't blame her a bit. You pull a gun on someone, you ought to get shot."
"I give her a lot of credit," said Beverly Hicks, 77, of Perrysburg in northwestern Ohio, who doesn't know many people her age who carry guns. "I'd be afraid to carry a gun."
Police Sgt. Ken Tischler, a community liaison officer, said armed robberies of motel guests near the Continent are rare, but he had warned people attending the Congress about a rash of vehicle break-ins at motels in the I-71 and Rt. 161 area -- 102 thefts from autos between mid-August and late September.
 

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Oh, great. Another political thread. :rolleyes:

Things they taught me in boot camp:

  • Practice firearm safety.
  • Respect the rules.
  • Don't talk politics.
  • Don't push your luck.
 

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Oh, great. Another political thread. :rolleyes:

Things they taught me in boot camp:

  • Practice firearm safety.
  • Respect the rules.
  • Don't talk politics.
  • Don't push your luck.

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​A gun-wielding granny in Macon, Ga., managed to fend off two armed men who tried to rob her in the early hours of Saturday morning. 57-year-old Lulu Campbell had just dropped her grandson off when the gun-carrying men materialized and demanded money. But the fierce woman -- who says she's always armed -- gave as good as she got, firing at the men as one of them allegedly started firing at her.

After a gunfight which left the grandmother's car riddled with bullet holes, one of the suspects ran away and the other was left with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital and charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

I guess this I one granny you don't mess with because she is prepared and
proved it by staying in the fight and giving more then she got. Kudoo's
too granny.:thumb:

CW

Edit: I love the Title. Gun weilding granny and the thugs are just armed. Typical media.

News like this always warms my heart. :cool:
 

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alter egos.

Why do people post under them? :hmm:
 

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:laugh2: This is real.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMbIJ6SQiLw]Granny beats robbers with her handbag in Northampton - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Here's todays Shrink Quiz for ya kiddies:

Q: Why would someone assume another would create an alternate identity to "attack" them
with when the fact is it's just one (separate and original) identity?

A: Persecution complex due to too much self-importance/narcissism.

:cool:
 

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Now that's what owning a gun is all about. :dude: Get em, granny!
 

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We had one like this a while ago in Daytona Beach. An 82 year-old man shot some guy as the guy was trying to break into the old boy's house.

Homeowner, 82, shoots through door, killing would-be burglar

At first the local media tried to make a stink about the fact that the homeowner shot through the door, hitting the burglar... but then they backed off and let the story die.

What's interesting about the article I linked is this: WFTV didn't mention that door to this house had a big oval window set within it, or that the homeowner drew the curtain covering the window aside, looked out and saw a masked man with a crowbar trying to break it, and then hollered to let the burglar know he was inside with a gun.

When the homeowner did this, the burglar's response was to look up and sneer at the homeowner as they stood there eyeballing each other. The homeowner then showed the burglar the .45 he had in his hand, but all the burglar did was to keep on trying to pry the door open. It was only after all this happened that the ol' boy finally shot the burglar, but at first the media's response to the incident was to speak as if the homeowner shot blindly through the door without knowing who or what he was shooting at.

It all ended well, however. IIRC, this case never even made it to the grand jury.

--R
 

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We had one like this a while ago in Daytona Beach. An 82 year-old man shot some guy as the guy was trying to break into the old boy's house.

Homeowner, 82, shoots through door, killing would-be burglar

At first the local media tried to make a stink about the fact that the homeowner shot through the door, hitting the burglar... but then they backed off and let the story die.

What's interesting about the article I linked is this: WFTV didn't mention that door to this house had a big oval window set within it, or that the homeowner drew the curtain covering the window aside, looked out and saw a masked man with a crowbar trying to break it, and then hollered to let the burglar know he was inside with a gun.

When the homeowner did this, the burglar's response was to look up and sneer at the homeowner as they stood there eyeballing each other. The homeowner then showed the burglar the .45 he had in his hand, but all the burglar did was to keep on trying to pry the door open. It was only after all this happened that the ol' boy finally shot the burglar, but at first the media's response to the incident was to speak as if the homeowner shot blindly through the door without knowing who or what he was shooting at.

It all ended well, however. IIRC, this case never even made it to the grand jury.

--R

Hey Robert

Had the same thing happen here in SD with a older guy and the burglar trying
to climb through a window. The old guy told him he had a gun but the burglar
kept climbing through the window and the old guy plugged him. No charges
files and everyone here was on the old guys side.

Sounds like the media going after ratings and not a news story in your case.
Glad it went the way it did.

CW
 

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Hey Robert

Had the same thing happen here in SD with a older guy and the burglar trying
to climb through a window. The old guy told him he had a gun but the burglar
kept climbing through the window and the old guy plugged him. No charges
files and everyone here was on the old guys side.

Sounds like the media going after ratings and not a news story in your case.
Glad it went the way it did.

CW

Never understood the sympathy that goes out to robbers, if they get shot and killed. "they were just young." Natural selection. You break into a house, car, rob someone on the street, and you open yourself up to whatever is coming your way, and deserve it 100%.

Tons of ways to make money in the world, don't need to steal from people working their ass off.
 

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Well, I'm glad this story didn't turn out any differently. Good for her being able to defend herself. :thumb:
 

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Thieves? Some of these guys really make me wonder. If your going to be a thief, at least be good at what you do for crying out loud. And for christ sake don't rob the little people, go rob a bank or brinks truck or something like that. Where's the sport in robbing an elderly person? What a bunch of fvck'in pussies.

LuLu should have plugged both the bastards.
 

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Thieves? Some of these guys really make me wonder. If your going to be a thief, at least be good at what you do for crying out loud. And for christ sake don't rob the little people, go rob a bank or brinks truck or something like that. Where's the sport in robbing an elderly person? What a bunch of fvck'in pussies.

LuLu should have plugged both the bastards.

They're typically too dumb and/or lazy to find a job or do anything productive in society, so it's no surprise that they suck at being criminals as well.
 

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