Gun-toting grandma fights off armed robbery with .38-caliber revolver

This Macon, Georgia grandma should be dead as she had bullets whizzing by her, but she’s not and she owes much of it to having a gun and having the courage to use it. This robbery took place in what sounds like a driveway as she was inside her truck. I won’t spoil all the dramatic details, but in the end she managed to shoot one of the assailants in the chest and scared the other one off, all from the insider of her truck.

Seriously, this is a great story:

McClatchy DC – Lulu Campbell, a Warner Robins resident, was leaving the Shell service station she owns on Riverside Drive at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday to take her 15-year-old grandson home.

As she pulled into her daughter’s driveway on English Avenue, her grandson went inside. As an afterthought, Campbell said, she wanted to call him to make certain the house was secure.

“I wanted to call him and check (that) the house is regular,” said Campbell, her Filipino accent thick even after living the past 40 years in the United States. “I was looking for my phone.”

Campbell said she couldn’t find it, got out and checked the truck’s backseat to look for it in her purse. As she searched, she said she heard a voice in her head whisper to her to get into the front seat and lock the door. She immediately did, and she said that likely saved her life.

Seconds later, two men carrying guns approached her. One of them, later identified by police as Brenton Lance Spencer, 32, started to shout at her through the front passenger door to open the vehicle up and give him her money. The other, whom Macon police have identified as Dantre Horatio Shivers, 30, stood in front of the truck, also pointing a gun.

“(Spencer) shouted, ‘Give me the f—— money and open the f—— door!’ ” Campbell said. “I said, ‘Oh my God, somebody is going to rob me.’ I said, ‘Baby, you’re going to kill me anyway, so I don’t have to open it!’ ”

Campbell said she reached for her .38-caliber revolver just as Spencer allegedly fired at her. She felt Spencer’s bullet whiz by her chest as she fired back. Her shot hit Spencer in the chest.

“I hurt my back (pushing the seat back to avoid the shot),” she said. “I saw the guy in front of me, and I said, ‘Oh my God, there are two of them.’ I said I’m going to take one of them with me. That’s what was in my head.”

At that point, according to Campbell and the police report, Shivers allegedly started shooting at her. As she ducked, she said she fired wildly in front of the truck, forcing the second gunman to flee. Campbell said she didn’t consciously realize that she fired at Shivers until police later told her she did.

“They told me I was aiming the wrong way, that I was shooting upwards,” she said.

At that point, Campbell said she didn’t want to leave the safety of her truck and risk trying to make a run for the house. She drove the truck out of the driveway.

“I thought that the only way to protect myself was to run him down,” she said. “Otherwise, he would have gotten away.”

Campbell eventually was able to reach a 911 operator, and she was instructed to pull into the fire station on Pio Nono Avenue so that police officers could catch up to her.

After police released photographs of the two suspects, Campbell recognized them as regular customers at one of her stores.

When she reflects on the experience, she thinks the voice in her head that told her to get her purse and get into the front seat was that of her son, Wesley, a military intelligence officer stationed in Homestead, Fla., who died last month at age 35. Campbell said she still hasn’t heard a full explanation of how he died. Apparently, he fell or lost his balance and sustained a fatal injury.

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  • TJ

    She’s alive by the grace of God! What a harrowing experience!

    • GreenBeretWay

      And a .38

      • TJ

        Did you click the read more? There sure were a lot of bullets fired at her!

        • GreenBeretWay

          Unload as many as you can and duck when you have to.
          At least she got one of the little maggots.

  • maynardb50

    Amazing

  • Joe

    Good for her

    ZIMMERMAN should hire her as a bodyguard !

    • stevenbiot

      Haha! Thata boy.

  • poljunkie

    Wow!

  • MiketheMarine

    Lucky she is a minority and, I suspect, the robbers were white, otherwise she’d be in the eye of the racial storm with Jackson and Sharpton.

    • GreenBeretWay

      This is one of those many “Dirty,Asian stores” that Marion Berry wants shut down.

      • MiketheMarine

        Yep, Mr. “The B*tch Set Me Up” Barry is a piece of……..work. This cute, little “dirty, asian stores” can hang out with me and mine anytime. She, obviously, doesn’t need any marksmanship instruction.

        • GreenBeretWay

          She could probably shoot a crackpipe out of his mouth with one shot.

          • MiketheMarine

            Funny. I bet she would make a better mayor, any day of the week.

            • GreenBeretWay

              I’d nominate her as president. Heck at least give her a job as a spokeswoman for the NRA.

              • MiketheMarine

                I hear that there are a few opening with the Secret Service. Maybe they should hire this lady. She doesn’t strike me as the hooker paying type.

                • GreenBeretWay

                  I hear SF is gonna be looking for a few new recruits too.

                • MiketheMarine

                  With the shooting she displayed while under fire, I’d take her on my fire team. I can handle slow movements so long as you can shoot. She can……..

    • stevenbiot

      Dantre? I’m not being racist, Mike. But I bet you a bottle of scotch that dude wasn’t a pink, purple cracka!

      • MiketheMarine

        Is that a double or nothing on the scotch? You may be right but a guy named Dantre in Georgia could be a white negro. I have family there and know that you can’t tell in Georgia or Mississippi by name. I know cause I are a redneck.

        • stevenbiot

          Double or nothing it is. I told my wife to come with me to the lake after I take my last final, and she said, ” I don’t want to have a redneck tan like you do.” I think she meant to offend me, but I felt quite proud by her insult.

          • MiketheMarine

            Not my business but you could always suggest she can avoid the farmers tan by wearing nothing at all. I never require my better half be dressed. I always leave it to her judgement. LOL

            • stevenbiot

              She goes to a freaking tanning bed, so her butt will be as tan as her head, she says. All this sun, and she goes to a tanning bed. That’s liberal sense to me. In my neck of the woods, I would be fighting off all kind of rednecks if she wore nothing.

              • MiketheMarine

                That could be a problem and it’s hard to shoot straight when you’re distracted by naked beauty. I feel ya, Brother.

                • stevenbiot

                  It would piss me off more because my ten pound bass may get spooked.

                • MiketheMarine

                  ROFLMAO…

                  It’s good to have priorities. Do you listen to Brad Paisley’s music? I think you’d like it.

                • stevenbiot

                  I don’t. But I’ll check it out.

                • MiketheMarine

                  He has a song about his girl telling him that if he goes fishing it is over. He sure will miss her.

                • stevenbiot

                  Haha! My wife would say that that is what I would say to her. She may not be lying. What kind of woman would tell her man he couldn’t fish? My dad bought me a boat for a graduation present. I know- liberal handout. And my wife told him that he probably broke up our marriage. Haha! I definitely try to incorporate quality family time in the boat as often as I can.

                • You guys cracked me up. Here’s the song steven it’s great! Someone needs to come out with a girl version though 😉 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwRrKaq0IyY&ob=av2e

                  Dang I can’t wait for my birthday so I can renew my fishin’ license!

        • nibblesyble

          I are a redneck! LOL..are you trying to kill me???

          • MiketheMarine

            What did Shakespeare say?

            You be what you be ? Or you be what you are?

            • nibblesyble

              stop it..my eyes are watering and my 3 year old is worried!

              • don’t ya mean your 3 year old are worried? 😉 I is a redneck too.

                • nibblesyble

                  LOL!

                • sandynsavannah

                  I just had you on my mind after seeing the thread announcing a fox news report that Newt will suspend his campaign and decided to send a cyber hug your way.

                  ((nibblesyble))

                  Hope is fragile but it is hard to kill…..

                • nibblesyble

                  Thanks Sandy, right back at you! One day people will look back and realize what they missed out on..effective change to the Gov’t and restoration of the American Dream. You’re the best and he was blessed to have you on his side!

    • marketcomp

      But, if people don’t start fighting back the thugs will get away with theae attacks. So I am a huge gun supporter, especially for women, men too but women are weaker regardless of what liberals want us to think.

      • MiketheMarine

        I got NOOO problems with us thinning the criminal ranks in this country. Just wait till the race wars start. I predict that within about a year we will be living in a much safer country.

        • stevenbiot

          Haha! Good ol’ race wars. Never let a good tragedy go to waste.

  • WordsFailMe

    DANTRE?? I wish she would have been lucky enough to whack them both.

    I’d love to see Jesse take on a White Filipino and for sloBama to find more gold toothed spawn.

  • NYGino

    This is why liberals want to get rid of the second amendment, so their ‘people’ wont’s have to worry about occupational hazards like armed victims.

    • GreenBeretWay

      Those 2nd amendment zealots just cause too much havoc in the streets and pink mist to have to clean up for their union thugs to have to deal with.How dare they defend their homes,businesses,families and trucks.They should be ashamed.

    • marketcomp

      LOL! Which is why it’s an equalizer!

  • W.

    Macon, GA is a wild racial crime town and has been for decades. My elderly aunt was mugged there 40+ years ago. Glad the woman had a gun and defended herself.

    We may all need guns this summer for the Obama Soros games.

  • stevenbiot

    I wish that trigger happy granny was my granny. What an inspiration. I love carrying my 38; it makes me feel so invincible.

    • WordsFailMe

      My grandmother carried a loaded .45 my dad give her after WWII, in the glove compartment of her 48 Chrysler for many years. I’ve seen her rack one. Every one in town knew she carried it and she pulled it out more than once. (That one sister-in-law never came back.)

      Never had to slow down for another “pedestrian’s pride” parade after ’49.

      • nibblesyble

        lol! This is a hilarious thread!

      • freenca

        My granny also could shoot, as a postmaster back in the ’60s was required to for the USPS, Outshot all the men in training, earning the moniker “deadeye granny” by her co-workers.

        • stevenbiot

          It was required by the USPS? For dogs?

          • WordsFailMe

            Yeas, but is was the Post Office Dept then. A postmaster could shoot down yellow dogs and other riff-raff for laying hands on his “reds.” (Registered Mail Pieces in a sack.)

            Now, if there’s registered mail robbery, the letter carrier has to call 911. If he’s got a route in a typically “bad” neighborhood where these robberies occur, he must drive to the edge of the neighborhood, then call.

        • WordsFailMe

          You ever take the reds to the depot? You sound like you’re familiar with the old POD.

          • freenca

            She was a small town Postmistress as they were termed back then before pc was in vogue, and not for defense against yard dogs but for people that wanted postal money orders out of the til.

            • WordsFailMe

              And she was appointed by the President.

              • freenca

                She had some certificates to that effect if my memory serves me. She never made any big deal of any of it though, all in a days work to her.

      • stevenbiot

        So she wasn’t the granny to rob?

        • WordsFailMe

          Worse.

          If you could see or hear the big Blue Chrysler headed your way, you didn’t dare step off the sidewalk.

          Most of the younger folks in town thought my grandmother’s first name was “Hickum”.

          Because that’s what their elders would say when the Blue Beast was approaching, “Look out! Hickum Ms Mac.”

  • That’s quite a story, and thank God she survived to tell it. I did read the whole story, and while I’m glad it worked out the way it did, I found the part about her shooting her husband, and him telling her “I wish I never taught you how to shoot!” a little humorous. I’m glad she’s alright.

    • aPLWBinAK

      That part definately was funny. Great story overall.

  • marketcomp

    Way to go grandma! We must all take a lesson from this. To stop thugs, carry a gun!

  • The police chief chastized her for firing her weapon inside city limits. He told her she should have given them the money and dialed 911 and patiently waited for the police to arrive. How dare she try to protect herself. Those men have been under the thumb of the man all their life. who does she think she is, keeping them from making a living? Where is jesse and al and calipso louie? SARCASIM!!

    BUY YOUR STEEL AND KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY, Support America buy American made guns!

    • stevenbiot

      They are trying to figure out how to turn her white before they intervene. If they can turn Zimmerman white, I’m sure they have something in the works with granny.

      • freenca

        She’s a sympathetic figure. Wouldn’t fit their narrative. Don’t touch the grannies or children.

    • freenca

      In her case, better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

  • Gloria

    Bless her heart, the .38 caliber and clear thinking saved her, glad she didn’t open the car door.

  • Stand Your Ground!

  • nibblesyble

    Woohoo go Grandma!

  • Sandra123456

    What a wonderful success story! Campbell is a 57 year old Grandmother with 13 convenience stores? All right! She must have worked hard. Plus she took advantage of the second amendment so as not to become a crime statistic.

    Wonder why Jesse and Al aren’t after her. Not white enough? Or maybe her assailants were white.

    Picture of bullet holes in her truck: http://www.macon.com/

    • They’ll send thugs after her soon enough. She owns businesses, so according to them, she must be one of the one percenters.

      • GreenBeretWay

        That’s the scarey part.She stated she knew them from one of her stores.I hope they get locked up for awhile or at least learned a lesson,don’t mess with girls with guns.

        • I know! I read that and thought thank God they didn’t try robbing her at her workplace, because more people might have been in there and then there would be someone getting hurt. Never mess with girls with guns (or in my case, a Louisville Slugger) 😀

          • GreenBeretWay

            You better have more then a Louisville Slugger.I may have to come over there and set you up with a better (not batter) arsenal.

            • I do myGreenBeret. I’m learning on the rifle. I used to have a .38, but well, long story short, my ex borrowed it to follow me around a few times and I never wanted a gun after that. I’ll probably delete that part shortly. Anyway, my hubby now has a decent arsenal, and while I’m comfortable with the bow and arrow or the Louisville (used to hit 90 mph fastballs) I am learning, just not comfortable with guns yet. :-/

              You’re sweet though- and I sure do appreciate the offer! 🙂

              • GreenBeretWay

                90 mph fastballs? I knew were tough but dang girl that’s some power. Get comfortable with those weapons FAST as that fastball.You never know when a gator might crawl out of a swamp.Bow & Arrow,I’m impressed.Cross Bow too?

                • 😉 I used to go to the batting cages when I lived in Texas- they had some close to where I lived. I’d go every week a couple of times- a great way to work out and let out frustrations. I used to kind of giggle when I’d hear the guys waiting in line whisper. But yeah- playing with my dad in the yard when I was a kid and dreaming of being the first girl in the pros, I guess I didn’t ever give up on that until I hit 30.

                  As for the bows, archery I learned in highschool that it was an unknown skill I had and I liked it. I’m a bit rusty, but getting the hang of it again. Cross bows, the cheapest one I saw the last time I looked was a bit out of our price range, but maybe someday. And yeah, the last gator that lived in our ditch was a baby so I didn’t have to worry too much 😉

                  I’ll get on those lessons though! ((()))s my dear friend.

    • GreenBeretWay

      Man her hood is full of holes.Glad the holes aren’t in her hoodie.

  • God may have created man, but Colonel Colt made them equal. It was true over 100 years ago and it’s still true today.

  • 12grace

    This is why we must hold onto our guns!

    • stevenbiot

      And when we must, fire it like bullets grow on trees.

  • marketcomp

    That is an awesome story! That husband was stupid. He must have forgotten about the training!

  • If the criminals were Black, then she is still in danger from DOJ approved racist hate groups like the Black Panthers.

    • stevenbiot

      Unless they trace down Caucasian in her family tree, she’s just fine.

  • DebbyX

    Always listen to the voices in your head, or as I like to refer to them, instinct.

    • stevenbiot

      It’s funny how criminals, who are about to be dearly departed, don’t have the same voices in their head, saying, ” Don’t rob her stupid. She is about to shoot you in the chest.”

    • GreenBeretWay

      Debby.Where is the hot blonde avatar? I like the patriotic look but i miss the blonde.How about a hot girl with red,white and blue hair? Compromise?

  • RobertGman

    If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.

  • demsaresatanic

    This was not a very bright idea — she could have gotten hurt. Hell, she was firing at the ceiling half the time according to the article.

  • KenInMontana

    This is another example of why you carry a firearm, because when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

  • Miraculous!

    Let’s see if we hear this from the lib media!