75-Year Old Grandma Wields Rifle and Stops Stolen Car Suspect

A grandmother in Alabama stood her ground against a wanted man who had crashed a stolen car in her driveway.

Marcia Black, 75, pointed a rifle at the suspect as her granddaughter called 911.

Talking to WAAY-TV the grandmother said, “I was just calm as can be. I knew I was in control.”

“I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,” Black explained.

After she fired a warning shot, suspect, Cameron Powers, finally stopped running.

Black was concerned for the safety of her grandchildren who were watching from inside the home.

“I wanted to keep him at a distance. I didn’t intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him. He wouldn’t get down so I shot in the air and he realized I meant business, so he got down to his knees.” Black explained.

Powers stayed on his knees until deputies arrived only a short period of time later. Black stated that when the deputies showed up Powers had attempted to run, but it wasn’t long before the deputies caught up to him.

“He feared the deputy more than he did my rifle and he jumped up and ran zig-zag right across the field,” Black said.


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