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AL – HOME DEFENSE – Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive (VIDEO)

A 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived. “I walked out and said, ‘can I help you?’ And he said, ‘yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,’” Marcia Black, a grandmother of four, told WAAY. Investigators said the suspect, Cameron Powers, had been on the run for some four hours after crashing a stolen car during a high-speed chase with deputies near Black’s home in Limestone County. “I was just calm as could be. I knew what I was doing. I was in control,” she said. Black said she talked to Powers from her front porch, all the while keeping him at bay with her hunting rifle. “I wanted to keep him at a distance,” she said. “I didn’t intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him.” When Powers inched closer to her home, Black reacted because two of her grandchildren were inside watching after calling 911. “He wouldn’t get down, so I shot in the air, and he realized I meant business, so he got down on his knees,” Black said. It wasn’t long after when deputies arrived.  [full article]

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