According to reports from KLSA, 74-year-old Texas woman Rebbie Roberson was watching the news when someone broke into her Texarkana home
She knew immediately her life was as stake.
“I had to walk right out in front of him,” Roberson told reporters. “I didn’t know if he was going to kill me or what.”
Fortunately, Roberson had a weapon to protect herself.
“I reached over there and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran,” Roberson commented, saying she followed the man and fired her pistol. Though she is not sure if she hit the intruder, she did leave bullet holes in her home—a decision she does not regret.
“I tried to kill him,” Roberson told KLSA. “Anybody breaks in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him.”
Authorities in Bowie County confirm Roberson was within her rights to use her weapon the way she did.
“It could have been worse for both individuals, both the victim and the suspect,” Chief Deputy Jeff Neal said.
Texan Rebbie Roberson, 74, was shocked to see the man standing in her house wearing a mask and gloves.
Pistol packing grandma Rebbie Roberson, 74, didn’t think twice when she was confronted by a masked intruder in her home in Texas, and threatened him with her gun
But instead of getting frightened, she got mad, and gave chase to the intruder.
She told KSLA: “When I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face.
“I reached over there (a nearby table) and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran.”
The intruder, who was messing with the wrong woman when he broke in on Sunday, was in for more of a shock, as Roberson took aim and fired at the man, who was fleeing from the house.
She said: 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.”
It is not known if she hit her target, but cops are now on the hunt for the man.And under Texas law, she won’t face any charges for taking action.
Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeff Neal told KSLA: “Every citizen, according to the Texas penal code, has the right to defend themselves and their family.”
However despite her brave reaction, Roberson said she was terrified, and it was the first time she had used her weapon: “That was the scare of my life.”