Pepper spray and a revolver? This grandmother came to play:

A 74-year-old Pendleton woman whipped out a handgun and fired a warning shot in the air during an altercation with a man who bashed her over the head with a skateboard, police said.

The fracas erupted when the man’s unleashed dog started menacing Nancy Ashworth near a skate park, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Frightened, the woman blasted the pooch with pepper spray.

Dog-owner Justin Doss retaliated by smashing his skateboard on top of Ashworth’s head. That’s when she whipped out a concealed .38 caliber revolver and pulled the trigger. A grand jury indicted Doss this week on charges that included assault, menacing and disorderly conduct.

It kind of reminds me of this classic meme.


I feel a little sorry for the aggressive dog; not so much for its owner.