Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Army vet's wife, 72, fends off intruder with .357 Magnum

Army vet's wife, 72, fends off intruder with .357 Magnum
Jun. 12, 2013
By Gillian Flaccus
The Associated Press

STANTON, CALIF. — A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at — and narrowly missed — a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

Jan Cooper of Anaheim fired one shot from her .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver around 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a man attempted to break into her home. During a 911 call during the incident, Cooper can be heard begging with the dispatcher to send deputies and warns that she has a gun at the ready as her Rottweiler barks furiously in the background.
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