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A 79-year-old gun owner was ready and willing to defend herself when a 20-year-old man was attempting to get into her home.
Hans Edward Rogers, the alleged intruder, was driving his mother’s car in Jackson County, Georgia, when he ran out of gas on Feb. 12, according to KDVR-TV.
The closest home to where Rogers ran out of gas was this woman’s home, and he decided that was the target to go to.
He didn’t know that he’d become an actual target himself.
“I’m in the kitchen,” she told the 911 dispatcher. “I’m watching the door that they were trying to get in. Ooh, they’re breaking glass.”
While on the phone with 911, the woman fired her gun in the intruder’s direction.
“OK, come on! I got something for you!” the woman yelled to the intruder.
At that point, Rogers retreated but was determined to get inside. He attempted entry from another location, but was met with more gunfire from the woman who was determined to defend herself and home.
“Ma’am, are you shootin’ at him again?” the 911 dispatcher asked.
When police arrived, they found Rogers inside a closet, likely hiding from more armed citizen resistance. That’s where police found him, and he was arrested and charged with multiple crimes.
It’s great to see this woman not back down from a threat, and she handled her business pretty well. The bad guy is locked up, the armed citizen prevails, and all is right with the world.