A violent grandmother in Alabama confronted a sought-after man in his driveway Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to researchers.
Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed to a rifle at the suspect's 15-year-old grandson called 911.
"I was just as calm as I could. I knew I was in control," said grandma-of-four WAAY TV on Tuesday.
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Investigators said Cameron Powers came to Black's home in Limestone County, west of Huntsville.
"I went out and said," Can I help you? "He said," Yes, I want to use your phone, "said Black.
She said she fired a shot in the air to stop the powers from getting closer to her house, where two of her grandchildren apparently saw on the inside.
"I wanted to keep him away. I didn't intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think I would shoot him, "said Black.
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She added: "He wouldn't come down, so I shot in the air, and he realized I meant business so he came down on his knees. "
Black said he remained on his knees until deputies arrived a short time later and added that when deputies came there, Powers tried to run, but it wasn't long before he was arrested.
" He feared the deputy more than he did my rifle, and he jumped up and ran zigzag just across the field, "she said.
" It's just great for me to witness my grandmother in action, "Blacks said. grandchild
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Powers have been accused of car theft and trying to escape.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.