Ohio: Woman on Oxygen Holds Intruder at Gunpoint

A 72 year-old woman in Youngstown, Ohio held a would-be burglar at bay when the intruder broke though the front window. The homeowner heard the shattered glass and went to the bedroom to grab her gun. She took her revolver and began yelling “leave me alone” and “get out of here”, firing a warning shot after her first attempt misfired.


The homeowner can be heard over the 911 tapes ordering the intruder to “sit down”. Upon arrest police had to assure the elderly woman that she had done nothing wrong. The suspect claims he was being chased when he entered the home but will be charged with burglary.

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