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Granny’s Got a Gun!

granny%20gun.jpgI love old people. Sure, they smell funny sometimes. And the “get off my lawn” threats can get a little annoying, especially after they just paid you to do their landscaping. But for the most part, really old people are sweet and endearing, all shriveled up and toothless and waiting for a big hug! They’re so gentle. And old. Like Ethel Sanders, the sweetest granny of all:

An 81-year-old pistol-packing granny shot a homeless man after finding him washing his clothes in her laundry room, police said.
Ethel Sanders told police she heard noises in her laundry room Monday morning so she grabbed her handgun and found a man standing in his underwear near the washing machine.
Sanders, who normally uses a walker, shot the man when he came at her, police said.

She was knocked to the ground by the force of the gun and the man grabbed it and pointed it at her. He then took his sopping wet clothes from the washing machine and fled.
Officers quickly found the nearly naked suspect at a nearby community center. He had been struck by a bullet that went through his leg to his stomach. He was expected to survive, and will be charged with first-degree burglary when he is released from the hospital, cops said.
Sanders said she bought the pistol four years ago to protect herself because she lives alone, but had never fired it before.
“Whenever I hear a noise, I just go grab my gun,” she said.

Awwww. Isn’t she precious?