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Pistol-Packing Grandma Shoots Intruder in Alabama

Aug 31, 2010 – 3:14 PM
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DECATUR, Ala. (Aug. 31) - A pistol-packing 69-year-old woman in northern Alabama believes intruders will think twice before messing with her again.

Sixty nine year-old Ethel Jones poses with her .38 caliber snubnose revolver.
Jeronimo Nisa, Decatur Daily / AP
Ethel Jones, 69, poses with her .38-caliber revolver behind the glass door she shattered when she shot at a burglar who broke into her Decatur, Ala., home Monday.
Police said Ethel Jones shot an 18-year-old man in the stomach when she found him inside her bedroom at her home in Decatur.

Jones said she sleeps with her gun under a pillow next to her and said she grabbed it after hearing a door rattle shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

Police said the suspect removed a window air conditioner to get inside the home. He was in the hospital and faces a charge of second-degree burglary.
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