It’s one thing to rob somebody’s grandma. It’s another to try—and fail.
A gun-totting grandmother in the U.S. state of Georgia recently foiled a robbery attempt by getting in a shootout with two armed men. Lulu Campbell, 57, had dropped off her 15-year-old grandson at her daughter’s house when two men approached her car demanding she open it and fork over some money.
According to the Herald Sun, Campbell “regularly carries a gun on her hip,” and so, she responded to the mens’ demand by saying: “Baby, you’re going to kill me anyway, so I don’t have to open it.”
That’s when one of the men shot a gun at her, but missed, according to Campbell’s account. She then pulled out her .38 revolver and returned fire, striking one of the robbers in the chest.
“I saw the guy in front of me, and I said, ‘Oh my God, there are two of them’. I said I’m going to take one of them with me. That’s what was in my head,” Ms Campbell told the Macon Telegraph.
She continued exchanging fire with the second man until he fled the scene, police said.
The man Campbell shot is reportedly in hospital under 24-hour guard, while the second man is still on the run.
But maybe it’s not surprising that Campbell, a gas station and convenience store owner, is a quick draw. She’s had experience firing guns at people: according to the Telegraph, she also shot her husband and his mistress 35 years ago.