STANTON, Calif. (June 12, 2013)—Jan Cooper, a 72-year-old grandmother who lives in Southern California, fired at an intruder and almost hit him in a confrontation that was recorded by a 911 operator.
Cooper, of Anaheim, Calif., said she fired one shot from her .357-magnum revolver early Sunday as a burglar tried to break in through a sliding glass door.
She said she has owned guns since she was a teenager and has years of practice at the shooting range with her husband, a World War II veteran.
A suspect was arrested by Orange County sheriff's deputies a short time later.
Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says Cooper’s gun was legal and registered.
In a 911 call, Cooper can be heard firing one shot and then cursing and screaming at the man to go away as deputies arrive.