Shortly after dropping off her grandson at her daughter’s house in Macon, Ga., 57-year-old Lulu Campbell’s car was approached by two men, who ordered her to hand over money. Campbell pretended she had no money, but one of the criminals warned, “You don’t open the door, I’ll shoot you.” Refusing to open the door, Campbell replied, “You’re gonna kill me anyway no matter what.” The robber then fired through the window at Campbell, at which point Campbell retrieved a gun and returned fire, striking one of the criminals and causing both to flee. Police later captured the wounded robber, who is expected to survive his injuries.
Campbell believes the pair followed her from one of the several convenience stores she owns and has made clear she is prepared to defend all of her stores, keeping at least one gun at each. In an interview with local media, Campbell told reporters “I always carry a gun, 24 hours, 7 days a week,” and went on to note that she owns more guns than she can count. (The Telegraph, Macon, Ga. 04/23/12, WMAZ, Macon, Ga. 04/24/12)