You don’t mess with Rebbie Roberson. An intruder broke into the Bowie County, TX, grandmother’s home, but was no match for the 74-year-old.
Rebbie sat down to watch the news when a man wearing gloves and a mask broke into her home. The man was holding a gun, but Rebbie was armed with her wits. She quickly grabbed her .38 caliber pistol from the coffee table.
“And when I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face,” Rebbie told KSLA. “I reached over there and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran.”
Rebbbie knew she had to act quickly; she felt her life was in danger because the intruder was armed.
“I didn’t know if he was going to kill me or what,” she says. “I tried to kill him. Anybody break in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him.”
Immediately, the bandit backed down and began to run out of her home. Rebbie chased him through her house, shooting along the way, and leaving bullet holes in the walls of her home.
“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,” Rebbie said.
Investigators don’t believe the intruder was injured and are currently looking for him. Rebbie says this was the first time she had to use her gun and hopefully the last. After this news story, we doubt anyone will mess with her again.
“Every citizen, according to the Texas penal code, has the right to defend themselves and their family,” said Bowie County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jeff Neal.
If you or anyone you know has any info regarding Rebbie’s incident please call the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 798-3149.
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