Texas Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder

From Fox News, 8-1-17:

A 60-year-old Texas woman wasn’t taking any chances Monday morning when she heard two intruders enter her home, grabbing her pistol and shooting one of the would-be thieves dead, police said.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, confronted the two armed men after they entered her Harris County home through an open garage door around 11:30 a.m., WTSP reported.

Cathy Hanks, a neighbor, said it’s not surprising the woman fired her pistol when she saw a threat in her home, explaining: “That’s really how we are. That’s just Texas.”

“It’s the state of Texas. If you’re going to go into someone’s home, you’re going to get shot,” Hanks said.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesman Thomas Gilliland told WTSP that both intruders — neither of whom were identified — were armed with pistols when the woman confronted them. She fired several shots and struck at least one man, who collapsed and died in her front yard.

Police found a gun next to the dead man’s body. His accomplice jumped over the fence and escaped, though it’s unclear if he was wounded in the incident.

The woman was not injured in the incident. She did not know the intruders, WTSP reported.

Police are still looking for the second intruder, described as a man in his 20s who was wearing dark clothing with red underwear peeking out of his pants.


Good on her! We all have the right to defend ourselves and our property when those poor, misunderstood, trying-to-get-their-life-back-together waifs barge into homes uninvited intent on taking things not belonging to them.

Although the color of the ‘waifs’ or the intended victim aren’t stated, the description of his underwear showing speaks volumes.


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6 replies

  1. I love the report of another criminal going DRT in the morning! It’s a damn shame that the guy that got away didn’t have his pants fall down around his knees during his escape – the lady could have bagged another one.


  2. I thought the exact same thing when I read this, Kathy. Kind of odd that the report doesn’t mention the race of these guys, isn’t it? Maybe we’re supposed to just make our own assumptions based on the underwear clue, wink wink.

    BTW, Harris County is where I live. 😦


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