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A 74-year-old Texas grandmother knew just what to do when, on the eve of New Year’s Day, she came face-to-face with an armed robber in her home.

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Rebbie Roberson of Bowie County says she was about to watch the news when a masked and gloved intruder with a gun broke into her home.

Roberson described what happened next in detail.


“And when I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face,” she told KSLA. “So I had to walk right out in front of him. I didn’t know if he was going to kill me or what.”

What the armed robber didn’t know is that Roberson had a gun on a table nearby.


“I reached over there and grabbed this [.38]. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran,” she said.


Roberson said she fired the gun and doesn’t know if she hit the intruder. She did, however, hit her walls, and she has the bullet holes to prove it.

“I’m not sure I didn’t hit him. I don’t know yet. I sure tried. I sure was hoping,” she said. “That was the scare of my life.”

Roberson said if you break into her home, you’re going to get shot. End of story.

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“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,” she said.

Police still haven’t tracked down the armed home intruder, but we’re going to bet he’ll remember the day he survived the wrath of Rebbie Roberson.

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