Boer (77) fired shotgun at attackers


A 77-year-old grandmother in Heidelberg fired her shotgun at farm attackers this week, injuring one and scaring off his accomplices, Beeld newspaper reported on Wednesday. "I heard them breaking open the security gate at the front door with a pick axe. Then one of them broke the window next to the front door with a firearm and climbed in," Louise Jacobs (77) told the Afrikaans daily. "He was still busy pointing the gun around when I shot — from here, from the security gate at the bedrooms. You can look straight at the front door from here," she said. "He shouted to the others to run and they left in a hurry. Then I phoned my husband." The incident happened on their farm, about 12 kilometres outside Heidelberg in Gauteng, on Monday. Her husband was at the police station at the time of the attack to report theft out of his bakkie at the weekend. "A little voice in the back of my head told me to 'load the shotgun with buckshot' the previous night," Mr Jacobs said. The police arrested a 33-year-old man. It was not the wounded suspect. His five accomplices were still at large.-Sapa

Report ID: 494
Crime Category: Shooting
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Heidelberg
Suburb: Heidelberg
Address: 2 kilometres outside Heidelberg in Gauteng
Crime Date/Time: 16 Aug 2010, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 18 Aug 2010, 09:08 AM
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