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Gun-Toting Granny Stops Robber(TX) ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Brandon Todd

Posted on 10/07/2011 11:37:41 AM PDT by marktwain

FORT WORTH, Texas - Police said a suspected robber on the run took one look at a Fort Worth grandmother with a gun in her hand and gave himself right up.

Lake Worth police had been chasing two brothers into Fort Worth when they bailed out of their car near Interstate 30 and Hulen Street. One brother ran into a neighborhood and chose some bushes to hide behind.

He chose poorly. Cindy Irving came out of her house armed and ready with her 357 six shooter in hand.

“We were looking down towards that way and he was up underneath the bushes just hiding down on the ground,” Irving said. “We heard somebody say, ‘I give up, ma’am. I give up. The police are looking for me.’ And my son and I just stopped and we were startled.”

Police said the person hiding in Irving’s bushes was 26-year-old Jonathan Franklin. Investigators said he and his brother were wanted for robbing a woman in Azle.

“’I’m gonna tell ya I’ve got a gun. It’s in your best interest not to move.’ Cause we didn’t know if he had a gun or not, you know. So he laid there and stuck his hands out and I’m callin 911,” Irving said.

In a few minutes Franklin was finally in handcuffs. Police also captured his brother. They now both face charges for strong arm robbery and evading police.

Irving said she’s never been afraid of guns.

“And I think that’s what made him say, ‘I give up.’ Cause he obviously saw that gun,” she said. “I feel kind of like Anne Oakley.”

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; grandmother; tx
This story is over 10 days old, but I do not remember posting it. Given that my memory is faulty, I still suspect that there are a great deal of stories that I miss.
1 posted on 10/07/2011 11:37:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
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2 posted on 10/07/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marktwain
I urge every woman to learn to use a gun. Now, more than ever. Every time I look at the idiots and anarchists roaming the parks of of New York and San Francisco, I wonder how long before it's my town. Then I wonder how long before those people are no longer content to chant and disrupt and move on to violence and destruction. The President of the United States apparently is hoping to use the “protesters” to further his agenda, but he is playing with dynamite. Our republic could blow wide open and law-and-order could rapidly become a memory.
3 posted on 10/07/2011 12:01:57 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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4 posted on 10/07/2011 12:51:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: July4
I urge every woman to learn to use a gun.

I always advise young women, "If you want to live alone, get a big dog and a big gun."

5 posted on 10/07/2011 12:56:14 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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Several years ago (before CHL in Texas) my wife was involved in a traffic accident. The other driver, a very young male, very agitated, ran up to her car shouting profanities.... until he looked down the barrel of her Charter Arms Bulldog which was aimed center mass as she crouched between the open door and car. She told him to shut up and get back in his car and wait for the police, which he did. I don't know if he told them about the gun but the two officers never mentioned it to my wife.
7 posted on 10/07/2011 1:52:21 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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