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US granny thwarts attempted robbery in shootout

Authorities in Georgia say a grandmother foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with them, wounding one man. The granny, Campbell, is known to be always armed.

world Updated: Apr 24, 2012 10:54 IST

AP
         

Authorities in Georgia say a grandmother foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with them, wounding one man.


Police told The Telegraph that Lulu Campbell had just dropped off her grandson at her daughter's house early on Saturday morning when someone demanded money outside her car, threatening to shoot her.

Campbell says the man fired at her, missing. The 57-year-old fired back, striking him in the chest. Her truck sustained eight bullet holes in the hood, one in the grill. Both front side windows were destroyed. The second man fled after she shot at him.

Campbell, who owns convenience stores and gas stations, always is armed.

Police say that 32-year-old Brenton Lance Spencer has been hospitalized and was charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

First Published: Apr 24, 2012 10:09 IST