A 76-year-old Ypsilanti, Michigan, woman found herself
facing a knife-wielding, black-clad robber who broke into her house,
threw her to the floor, and demanded money and valuables. Handing
the culprit about $200 in cash allowed the woman time to crawl away
and retrieve a handgun. When she turned the gun on the man, he
screamed and begged for his life, then fled. Unhurt, the woman had
to make her way to a neighbor's house to summon police after
discovering that the thief had cut her phone line.
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