72-year-old Jan Cooper took charge when she heard someone break in through the back gate of her Anaheim home in Orange County. Cooper vowing to protect her home and husband who was a World War II-veteran said, “He was not going to come into my home.”
NBC Los Angeles reported that a burglar jumped a fence late Saturday, walked through the backyard and broke into the Coopers’ Stanton, Calif. home in the middle of the night. Even a barking Rottweiler did not scare off the intruder, so there goes that theory that you can just get a dog and your house will be perfectly safe from any intruders.
But what a dog could not do, an armed woman ready to protect herself and her husband did do!
Armed with a .357 Magnum revolver, Jan Cooper called 911. She was on the phone with a dispatcher when the intruder made it into her yard.
She screamed at the man for him to leave, but when the man persists to break into the house, Jan fired a single shot, missing him by mere inches. But the intruder was not about to stay around for her to fire another shot.
The intruder was later found nearby and arrested. His identity has been released as 31-year-old Brandon Perez.
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Jan’s husband knew full well that he was in good hands with his wife.
“I know her capabilities. I know what she can do, if she has to and she’s quite capable,” said Bob Cooper, 85, an Army veteran and decorated intelligence officer.
This isn’t the first time Jan has picked up a gun. She has been shooting guns since she was a teenager and said she wouldn’t change her response if someone tried to break into her house again. And we at GunsnFreedom.com salute her for that!