“You don’t mess with Texas.” While a lot of liberals and Yankees don’t give Southerners and conservatives credit, few people have the guts to argue with this statement. Why? Because it is true.
Although the phrase first started as an anti-littering campaign, it’s stuck. And if there is one group of people you know you shouldn’t mess with, it is Texas grandmothers. These tough, hard-headed women can stick up for themselves and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.
So, when an armed intruder thought he would target a 74-year-old Texas granny for robbery, he underestimated her. When she showed him her gun and “tried to kill him”, he turned tail and ran. Perhaps, the crook hadn’t lived in Texas long or didn’t know that grannies mean business, but it seems he has learned his lesson.
On Sunday, night Rebbie had big plans. She was going to relax and watch some television before getting ready to start a new week.
When the news came on and armed intruder wearing gloves and a mask broke into her home and held his gun to her face!
“And when I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face.”
Fortunately, Rebbie was not far from her own gun, a .38-caliber pistol.
“So I had to walk right out in front of him,” Rebbie Roberson said as she recalled the harrowing encounter. “I didn’t know if he was going to kill me or what.”
She grabbed it from the nearby table and pointed it at the criminal.
“I reached over there and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran.”
While he was holding his gun as a scare-tactic, Rebbie was prepared to USE her’s. She opened fire on the masked man as he fled from her home.
“I tried to kill him,” said Roberson, who always keeps her gun within arm’s reach when she’s home. “Anybody break in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him.”
Authorities applauded Rebbie’s actions. Since the intruder had broken in and threatened her, she had the right to fire upon him as a form of self-defense. Cops wish more people would take action to protect themselves since crime is on the rise.
It is uncertain whether she hit the man or not. But she hopes she did because he deserves it.
“I’m not sure I didn’t hit him. I don’t know yet. I sure tried. I sure was hoping. That was the scare of my life,” the tough Texas granny admitted.
Unfortunately, the armed intruder is still on the loose. Because he was wearing a disguise, Rebbie was unable to identify him.
“It could have been worse for both individuals, both the victim and the suspect,” Bowie County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jeff Neal said. “Every citizen, according to the Texas penal code, has the right to defend themselves and their family.”
Are you proud that this Texas grandmother showed the criminal who is boss?
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