Toyota Tundra Driving Granny Fends Off Robbers
Would be robbers learned a valuable lesson recently – don’t try to rob Grannies in Toyota Tundras.
Please note although the initial reports of this truck being a Tundra, many commenters below have correctly pointed out that the truck is a Tacoma not a Tundra.
According to a news story in The Telegraph, a Macon, Georgia newspaper, Lulu Campbell, a 57-year-old grandmother fended off two would be robbers Saturday, April 21, 2012 with her own gun. Apparently two men approached her in her Toyota Tundra and shot at her. Little did they know, that just as they opened fire in an attempt to scare her, she reached for her .38-caliber revolver and returned fire hitting one of the thieves in the chest.
In the end, her Toyota Tundra was riddled with bullets. Police have so far found:
- eight bullet holes in the hood
- one in the front grill
- both front seat-side windows shot out
- one in the front windshield
- at least four bullets from the hood penetrated the metal behind the dash
- one bullet took out the brakes
The Bellingham Herald, Georgia newspaper, said that when Campbell “looked inside the cab of the truck and wondered aloud how she could have possibly survived the encounter.”
Campbell was later able to recognize the suspects as regulars at one of her stores, according to the Bellingham Herald. She owns 13 convenience stores in Georgia and each store also has at least one gun.
The best part of the story is when the Bellingham Herald interviewed her, “the 4-foot-11-inch Campbell answered the door holding a .357-caliber revolver.”
Her explanation of why she was holding the gun?
“I’m very nervous,” she said. “I carry a gun all the time.”
Even more incredible is that this isn’t the first time she has shot at a robber. She was almost robbed a few years ago and she shot at that robber as well.
And she used her gun again after catching her husband and a mistress together.
“After that, my husband said ‘I wish I didn’t teach you how to shoot!’ ” she said, according to the Bellingham Herald.
Apparently, her late ex-husband was a police officer and her son was a military intellgence officer (who died last month).
Robbers be way, granny has a gun and knows how to use it.
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