• SC great grandmother, 89, scares off would-be robbers with pistol


    MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. - Two men reportedly broke into an 89-year-old great grandmother’s South Carolina home, but she was ready for them.

    Ruby Hodge said she sleeps with her pistol every night and that probably saved her from would be burglars.

    She heard a knock at her door on Monday morning.

    When she did not answer, she said she heard a loud noise.

    Hodge said someone had kicked in her door and she knew what she had to do.

    “I got my pistol and I met them right outside my bedroom. When they saw me standing in there with my pistol, they left and run,” Hodge said.

    Hodge pressed her emergency alert button that she wears around her neck.

    Police were at her house within five minutes and tracked down the two suspects.

    Both men face burglary and damage to property charges, police said.

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