California grandma fires Magnum revolver at home intruder, saves the day
A gun-toting 72 year-old grandmother fired her .357 Magnum revolver to defend herself and her husband from an intruder late Sunday night.
Jan Cooper told reporters Tuesday that she’s amazed at all attention her story is getting, the WCF Courier reports .
Before firing her weapon, Cooper heard the intruder outside. Knowing she had to protect herself and her husband — an 85-year-old WWII veteran confined to a wheelchair — Cooper called emergency services.
On the 911 call , Cooper can be heard asking for help while loudly warning the intruder that she has a gun and is very willing to use it.
A dog can also be heard barking in the background.
Cooper told 911 that she saw the intruder’s shadow through the blinds behind her sliding glass door as he was trying to open it.
As she fired the gun, she told the dispatcher, “I’m firing!”
She then tells the intruder to “Back up, you son of a bitch.”