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This is what self-defense is all about.
A brave 79-year-old woman defended herself from a 20-year-old home intruder earlier this month by firing two warning shots and fending him off until the police showed up, according to news reports.
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.
Unfortunately for the 79-year-old, Rogers was parked near the woman’s house and invited himself into her home, the station reported.
At first, the frightened woman thought there were two intruders, WXIA-TV reported.
“They’re trying to get in the back door. Hurry. Hurry. Please,” she told the 911 dispatcher.
Check out the WXIA report here.
As the burglar tried to enter her home, the woman hid in the kitchen.
“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.”
But the brave woman wasn’t going to let the intruder break into her house without defending herself.
“OK, come on! I got something for you!” the woman shouted before a gunshot was heard on the 911 call.
The shot managed to get the intruder away from the door, but he was determined to get inside, WXIA reported. The man tried to enter the home through an upstairs entrance, according to the station.
“I’m waiting on you, come on!” the woman shouted from downstairs. “When you come down those stairs I’m gonna blow your damn brains out!”
The woman could be heard firing another shot toward the second floor.
“Ma’am, are you shootin’ at him again?” the 911 dispatcher asked.
The woman’s daughter told WXIA that her mother said she was only shooting in the man’s direction, not actually trying to hit him.
“He made the comment to my mother, you know, ‘B****, you’re trying to kill me,’ because, you know, she was shooting at him,” the daughter told the station.
The elderly woman successfully fended off the intruder by herself — Rogers cowered in a closet until police finally showed up and arrested him, according to WXIA.
Thankfully, the woman was armed, because there’s no telling what might have happened otherwise. The woman’s daughter told WXIA that she was told by law enforcement that Rogers had medical issues and hadn’t taken his prescription medication that day.
He is being charged with felony first degree burglary, felony home invasion and misdemeanor criminal trespass, according to WXIA.
In total, the woman was on the phone with the 911 dispatcher for 10 minutes. Throughout the call, she pleaded the police to arrive faster.
“I’m just scared, Ma’am … Please hurry. Please hurry,” she pleaded with the dispatcher. “Please, please dear God. Lord have mercy … please…”
That’s why the Second Amendment is important. It’s impossible for the police to arrive fast enough to defend you from someone who can easily overpower you.
This brave woman proved, like many others, that guns level the playing field — they are the ultimate tools for self-defense.
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