Thursday, June 01, 2006

Grandma at Gunpoint

If you looked up “little old lady” in the dictionary, you’d probably see a picture of my grandma. She’s as tiny as a tack, and just as sharp.

A few nights ago she was robbed. While sitting on her couch watching TV a young man broke the glass on her door and barged in. He laid a pistol against her temple, laid her down on the couch and asked for all her money.

“You can have all the money I’ve got,” she said, “but I only have $2.50.”

The robber grabbed her purse, rummaged through her wallet and found that she was telling the truth. Disgusted, he took the $2.50 and moved her to the bedroom. He threw my grandmother onto the bed and covered her head with a blanket while he began looking around for valuables.

She began screaming as loud as she could for help. The dog began to bark loudly. The thief went to the other room hoping to find something of value. When he left, grandma got up quickly, found her jewelry box and hid all of her more expensive jewels.

Jumping back into bed, throwing the covers over her head again, she asked the thief as he walked back into the room,

“Son, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?”

He said he didn’t want to hear nothing about that and told her to lie still.

Grandma returned for her screaming for help and began to also pray for safety. The thief found the jewelry box and took a handful of the leftover cheap costume jewelry.

He then asked my grandmother if she had a car. When she answered in the affirmative he told her that she was going to drive him to an ATM so that she could take out some cash for him.

“An AT…what?” she asked. “Son, I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.”

Sure enough, as the thief looked through her wallet again, he saw no sign of any bank card.

Exasperated, he left the house and fled to safety, with $2.50 and some cheap costume jewelry.

14 comments:

bigsip said...

Holy crap, dude!

Your grandmother is lucky. I hope they find that guy and string him up by the jewels...

bigsip said...

Sorry it happened, btw. It must have terrified her and your family.

The guy who preyed on her is a coward and a sicko...

mullinz8 said...

Is this your Maryville Grandmother?

Geez, she’s got some balls. That’s really tough on the family I’m sure. Still he didn’t take the car, right?

I’m glad that she’s alright physically and I hope they find the cowardly shit head who robbed this old lady of no more than $10 of useless possessions.

I would guess the answer to her question is an obvious “no”.

Brewster said...

It is indeed the Maryville Grandma. Shes a tough old broad.

They think it was one of the neighbors. Same neighbors they are pretty sure are dealing drugs. Neighbors would know her husband recently passed on and probably figured she'd be alone and have some money stashed.

But there isn't enough evidence to do anything against them.

Ryan F. said...

Is that Maryville, TN?

Jamison said...

yes, in Tennessee...
Brew, your maw maw is kewl. I love how she just tossed in the Jesus part...

If a guy did that to Sipper's granny she would say things like "I sure hate to see you doing this to your life... well it sure is a shame to see you acting this way... sure is a disappointment..." eventually he would give up and start bawling and ask to use her phone to call his mom.

bigsip said...

HAHA!

Yeah, she MADE us clean some fish by going on about how it was a shame to just waste them...

How is your Granny now, Brew?

Ryan F. said...

Hmmmmmm. Maybe I should check that off my possible job location list. Sounds dangous up there in them hills. BTW, Jamison, did you not get my cell phone message?

bigsip said...

Whoa!

Looking for a new job?

That's news, man!

Jamison said...

i got a message that you called, yes... but I was in roam and had to use my cell phone as minimally as possible, so i didnt finish listening to the whole thing...email me when you can, busy week ahgead here at work

Ryan F. said...

Yeah, it's hush, hush right now. A couple of places I'm looking at right now. Hey Brew, does your g-ma go to Maryville CoC?

Brewster said...

Tis Maryville TN, and know she doesn't attend that church, she's baptist. However, I was a member of that congregation about 5 years ago

bigsip said...

We'll keep it on the DL, Ryan...

We'll keep you in our prayers, too!

bigsip said...

Any more news of your grandma, Brew?