An armed grandmother proved too much to handle for one home intruder in Spokane, Wash. Police say the gun-toting granny held the suspected burglar at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Sandy Mize, a grandmother of 10, first fired a warning shot and then held 35-year-old Sean Denny at gunpoint in her living room, KXLY-TV reports. The suspect did attempt to flee at one point but officers quickly apprehended him in her backyard early Wednesday morning.
“I told him I was armed… He kept coming, so I started backing up,” she told KREM-TV.
That’s when she fired a warning shot at the burglary suspect, not hitting him but sending a clear message. The suspect laid on the couch unresponsive for a short period of time, the grandmother explained.
“I asked him, ‘Did I hit you?’ There was no response, no movement,” she said. Mize then called 911.
Mize’s neighbors are proud of the grandmother for defending herself from the burglar.
“I think it’s great,” Vicki Plastino told KXLY. “She’s wonderful.”
Denny, who reportedly went into Mize’s house after burglarizing a nearby business, has been charged with burglar and resisting arrested. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.
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