A 67 year-old grandpa from Lumberton, North Carolina has proved that age ain’t nothing but a number as he, incredibly, fought off three young burglars who broke into his property and tried to rob him and rape his granddaughter. The three men, all dressed in black and wearing ski masks, stormed the man’s home and forced him to open his safe so they could steal the contents. At gunpoint.
They then turned their attentions to the man’s 19 year-old granddaughter. It was then that the old man snapped, wrestling away one of the trio’s guns and shooting them all, killing one.
The burglar killed was Jamie Lee Faison and the two injured have been named by police as Brandon Carver Stephens and Jamar Hawkins. The unnamed grandfather was, unfortunately, also shot in the fracas and remains in ICU at a local hospital.
Maj Anthony Thompson, from the local Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, told TV station WBTW News that the nasty incident started when the three men called at the house where the granddad lives with his wife and young granddaughter. They only had one thing on their minds. Well, until they saw the young woman.
After the shoot-out, the two surviving criminals escaped in the old man’s gold Cadillac. Not long after, they were apprehended by police.
A relative of the heroic grandpa, Sherri Bridgeman, wrote to everyone interested on Facebook:
“He is out of surgery but is still critical in ICU. Thanks everyone for all your prayers just keep them coming. But the intruders have been caught.”
World’s best Grandpa! We wish him a real speedy recovery.