- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Southern California grandmother took a shot at a home intruder with her .357-magnum Smith & Wesson, saving her 85-year-old, wheelchair-bound, World War II veteran husband.

Jan Cooper, 72, heard someone trying to open the door of her Anaheim home early Sunday morning and dialed 911, The Associated Press reported. She can be heard on the emergency call begging the dispatcher to hurry, send deputies, and warning that she has a gun.

Ms. Cooper then says to the dispatcher that the intruder is trying to enter through a glass door — and that she can see the outline of his body through the glass, AP said.

She then tells the dispatcher: “I’m firing,” and then a loud bang sounds, AP reported.

Ms. Cooper then curses at the intruder and orders him to “back up,” AP said. To the dispatcher, she said, “You’d better get the police here. I don’t know whether I hit him or not. I’m not sure. He’s standing at my door, my back door. He’s in my yard.”

The suspected intruder was 31-year-old Brandon Alexander Perez. Police arrested him a short time later — he was not injured — and discovered he had a past criminal record for burglary and narcotics charges. He’s pleaded not guilty to burglary and faces a court hearing in the coming days, AP reported.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide