Skip to comments.82-year-old fights off attacker
Posted on 03/16/2010 7:55:35 AM PDT by exbrit
SIERRA VISTA - An 82-year-old woman takes matters into her own hands after she's attacked in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Sierra Vista.
Police said the suspect Stephen Prickett beat the woman with her own cane until she grabbed her gun from her purse and started firing.
After a few days in the hospital, she's out and told News 4 all about it.
She said she was just walking to her car with some groceries when she was approached by the suspect. She said, "In a very mild voice he said, 'this is your day. You are too old to be alive anyway.'"
Moments later she said he grabbed her cane and started beating her and she's got the bruises to prove it. She said, "I got boo boos where I didn't know I had a place to put boo boos."
She eventually went for the gun in her purse and opened fire. She didn't hit him but said it still saved her life. She said, "In the long run I think it saved me because if I hadn't shot the thing no one would have known there was anything wrong and come running."
Wal-Mart employees came to her rescue and police weren't far behind.
Police said the victim did absolutely everything right. As for the suspect, they said he made a big mistake. Tracy Grady with the Sierra Vista Police Department said, "He picked the wrong woman. She was the wrong target."
And the self proclaimed "stubborn, old broad" said you can say that again. She said, "If I go naturally or to a sickness or something, fine. I'm ready to go, but I'm not ready to let some idiot like that take me out."
The victim said owning a gun isn't for everyone but added with the proper training it's a good idea particularly for elderly people like her that are becoming victim's more and more often.
The suspect was arrested shortly after the attack. He's facing multiple charges including attempted murder.
“She said, “In a very mild voice he said, ‘this is your day. You are too old to be alive anyway.’”
He’ll get paroled and become head of Obamacare Health Dole Death Panel...
I think all seniors whould have a gun to protect them when the Gov’t “ advisory” councils decide they are too old.
This is almost as good as the 67 year old Nam vet, who beat the living crap out of a young gang banger. ;-)
Wow!!! I live in Sierra Vista and this is the first I heard of this.
Good for her.
Too bad she didn’t shoot him.
No explanation for the attack. They don’t mention robbery or such. Glad she is okay.
Only thing she did wrong: She missed. Needs a little more range time.
Kudos to her nonetheless...
Three cheers for that gal!
I hope she goes to court when he is convicted and says, “well, I guess this is YOUR day, buster, and you certainly made MY day!”
“I’m not ready to let some idiot like that take me out.”
Good for her. She’s one tough lady!
Next time you're at the range, try pulling a gun out of a purse and hitting a target while somebody is BEATING YOU WITH A STICK! Most of us don't include this in our target practice regimen.
Okay, when you beat on an eighty-something lady with her own cane and she still manages to get the drop on you...it’s time to get out of crime.
Wonder what Gun she used. It’d take me some time to chamber a bullet in my Glock.
Maybe I need to get another gun. One can never have too many guns, ammo, or knives.
Point and pull the trigger until the loud noises stop.
Racking the slide and taking the safety off on your semi-auto is difficult to do one-handed while being assaulted.
“One can never have too many guns, ammo, or knives.”
I’m not sure I understand the phrase “too much ammunition.” For your next post, please write in “American”. ;-) I remember a news story about a house fire that spread to the garage where, the news reporter breathlessly announced, the owner had a thousand rounds of ammunition. I was just embarrassed for the poor guy - Imagine, only having that little on hand.....
“In a very mild voice he said, ‘this is your day. You are too old to be alive anyway.’”
He probably got tired of paying for her social security. ;-D
Why can’t these old people lay down and die like they are supposed to? (Hey wait! I’m old also! Never mind!)
SIERRA VISTA granny scares off bad guy with her pistol.
Hey Wasp, is she related to you?
Too bad she missed.