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Pistol Packing Granny in Bowie Turns Tables on Intruder

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BOWIE COUNTY, Texas -- Bowie County sheriff's deputies are looking for a would-be bandit who got a big surprise this weekend when he broke down the door of a 74-year-old woman.

Rebbie Roberson gave the would-be robber a taste of his own medicine Sunday night when she turned the tables and pulled a gun on him. Roberson  was watching television when she came face to face with the armed intruder, KSLA reports.

When she realized what was happening, she grabbed her gun from a nearby table.

"I reached over there and grabbed this gun and when I swerved around I pointed it at him and he ran," Roberson said.

Her .38-caliber in hand, she ran after him, firing the weapon. Roberson said she's not sure if she hit the would-be robber or not, but she has the bullet holes in her wall to prove she tried.

"I tried to kill him! Anybody break in on me I'm going to kill them. He going to kill me or I'm going to kill him."

Investigators say they have no problem with the pistol-packing grandma's actions.

"It could have been worse for both individuals, both the victim and the suspect," said Bowie County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jeff Neal.

Police are still searching for the intruder.

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