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Armed 64-year-old woman says to suspect "I will shoot you!"
WFTV.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 01/26/2012 1:19:31 AM PST by Daffynition

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —

A 64-year-old Daytona woman didn't hesitate to pull a gun on a suspected car thief whom she caught running from deputies, WFTV learned on Wednesday.

Investigators said Roderick Willis was a wanted fugitive and was being tracked by a sheriff's helicopter.

The helicopter had a spotlight on him as he ran along the side of Karen Granville's home and into her backyard.

However, before he could climb the fence, Willis came face-to-face with Granville, who pointed a gun right at his face and said, "Don't you move mother f*****, I will shoot you! I will shoot you where you stand!"

(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist

1 posted on 01/26/2012 1:19:35 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Good girl!


2 posted on 01/26/2012 1:26:47 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Daffynition

Guy looks like a waste of perfectly good carbon.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 1:27:12 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Daffynition

Gun-control-freak liberals would prefer she was beaten, raped, then strangled instead, and the thief given a fair trial and released in a couple years. He’s just a product of his environment, afterall. A victim of kapitalism. Traumatized from an early age by greedy CEO’s. Guns are dangerous, and the only way to stop gun violence is to ban them. Criminals who normally disobey the law will respect it in this case. If they don’t, it’s probably because they’re Republicans.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 1:30:56 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: stormhill

And unable to *read* her *No Trespassing* sign.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 1:32:23 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

**This is the second time in less than two weeks older city residents have armed themselves to stop would-be criminals. **

.....I like this trend.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 1:34:19 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: BigCinBigD
"Armed Senior Citizen" - The Value of "Dry Practice"
7 posted on 01/26/2012 1:38:51 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Daffynition

She looks like she means it!!


8 posted on 01/26/2012 1:52:48 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Telepathic Intruder
"Guns are dangerous, and the only way to stop gun violence is to ban them."

Well, we could let the lefties try by banning any TV or movie depictions of Explosives, Firearms, Alcohol or Tobacco.

9 posted on 01/26/2012 2:03:10 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Daffynition

Unfortunately in some states you can be charged for just carrying a pocket knife.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 2:05:05 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: All

Video at article link...she recreates how she apprehended the criminal...worth a look.

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/armed-64-year-old-woman-says-suspect-i-will-shoot-/nHG9r/


11 posted on 01/26/2012 2:07:17 AM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: expat1000

“She looks like she means it!!”
_________________________

...and she speaks a language he most assuredly understands.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 2:14:07 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: expat1000
"She looks like she means it!!"

She knows the language!

≡8-O

And that's a S&W alloy-frame—model 37—just like mine.

:)

13 posted on 01/26/2012 2:19:59 AM PST by Does so ("What elephant?")
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To: Daffynition

Well done, Ms, Granville!!!

Now THAT`s an American!


14 posted on 01/26/2012 2:22:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: Daffynition

No crack in that loser`s brain..nooooooo...


15 posted on 01/26/2012 2:26:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: Daffynition

potty mouth


16 posted on 01/26/2012 3:30:35 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: Daffynition

Just saw the interview with the suspect’s mother. She was absolutely indignant that the lady pointed a gun at her son. Claimed the lady had no right, the son didn’t break any law, wasn’t going to hurt her, blah, blah, blah. In other words the usual bs.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 4:09:39 AM PST by Jed Eckert
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To: KingLudd

Yeah, what I was thinking. Good work, but jeez....

OTOH, I am very much a lady and despise foul language, but I have never been in a situation like this. Perhaps, that is an effective way to let a thug know that a woman with a gun means business.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 4:40:36 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: expat1000

she sounds fierce! m@****(@@@er lol!!!
Good on her.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 5:05:17 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: panaxanax

LOL Yes it always helps when you speak Ebonics.

He definitely understood her. LMAO.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 5:10:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Bigg Red

I dunno, reminds me of the lady on “Airplane” who said, “I speak jive” - just using language that conveyed a meaning he could understand.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 5:12:11 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr
I've never actually sat down and watched the entire movie "Airplane." (I'm not much of a movie person). However, someone in my household was watching it recently, and I caught that scene.

I think it was one of the funniest movie scenes ever! Of course, that's because using Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleaver's "Mom," was casting genius. It would not have been nearly so funny if someone else had been in the part.

The humor of hearing "Mrs. Cleaver" speaking jive is probably lost on the younger generation, however.

22 posted on 01/26/2012 5:33:44 AM PST by susannah59
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To: Jed Eckert

23 posted on 01/26/2012 5:42:11 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Jed Eckert
Too bad that the reporter didn't set ThugMama straight. I'm sure the Volusia County Sheriff's department can.

If I'm not mistaken, Florida is a Castle Doctrine state. When ThugBaby jumped the fence into the lady's yard, he broke a law by entering onto her private property uninvited (that's aside from the drug and theft laws he had apparently already violated).

Now, you have a young (from the picture) athletic (he was running and jumped the fence) male thug and an older (64) probably not terribly athletic female. In a physical altercation, who is going to win and who will lose? So, according to my understanding of the law, the homeowner had every right to hold him at gunpoint, and, in fact, would have also been well within her rights to have shot him had he made a move towards her. (She would have been foolish not to have shot him had he made a move towards her).

ThugMama is lucky she's not planning a funeral.

24 posted on 01/26/2012 5:43:16 AM PST by susannah59
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To: KingLudd

25 posted on 01/26/2012 5:44:07 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Does so
What I'd love to see, is the Crimson Trace folks to offer to fit her S&W with a nice red dot grip, gratis. And some range time for her. :)


26 posted on 01/26/2012 5:53:07 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: ScottinVA
Granville said she's been shooting guns her entire life, but it was previous drug deals and a murder on her street that motivated her to arm herself to keep her family safe.

"They'll shoot you, they'll break in. They'll get whatever they want, and I says it's not going to happen to me because I will shoot them," Granville said.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 6:09:09 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: ronniesgal; Does so; panaxanax

That perp finally made a good choice - he was very close to meeting his maker! Man, if that was me, I’d need a change of underwear right then and there.

I’d love to hear what kind of firearms training she has had and what her practice schedule is. I got a hunch both were/are at a good level. But yeah, the M*F* was kinda the icing on the cake!


28 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:27 AM PST by expat1000
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