Grandparents are often the most beloved members of a family. Grandmas in particular have a special place in our hearts (Sorry Papa). Whether it’s their diminutive size, perceived frailness, or their inherently large hearts, we worry a little bit more about keeping grandma safe.
Well, 74-year-old Rebbie Roberson is here to say that Grandma can take care of herself just fine. If you need proof, just ask the intruder who paid a visit to her Bowie County, Texas, home on New Year’s Day. That is if he’s stopped running.
Roberson had plans to start the new year quietly, just settling into her favorite chair and watching some television. And for a little while on Sunday night, that’s what she did. Then the commercial break hit, so the granny decided to stretch her legs.
She got out of the chair and there he was. Standing behind the chair was a man in a ski mask pointing a gun at her.
Roberson could have fainted, sat back down quietly, or tried to talk the intruder into leaving. Who would have faulted her? That’s not her style though.
Roberson continued walking across the room directly past the intruder who must have been a little confused at this point. She wasn’t heading for her pocketbook or the phone, she had a special little surprise.
You see, ol’ granny Roberson had her own gun sitting on a table close by. As she told KSLA News, “I reached over there and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran.”
Roberson wasn’t content to just let the intruder off that easy. As he ran, she fired. And fired. And fired again.
While her walls now sport several holes, she doesn’t think she got the fleeing intruder. Although it wasn’t for a lack of trying.
Fox6 Now quoted Roberson as lamenting her aim, stating, “I tried to kill him. Anybody break in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him”
While the police may not recommend this type of action, it is within Texas law. As Bowie County Chief Deputy Jeff Neal told KSLA, “Every citizen, according to the Texas penal code, has the right to defend themselves and their family.”
Let Roberson’s fearless action be a warning to would-be burglars everywhere: think twice. Granny can take pretty good care of herself.