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Ohio woman fires gun to chase off attacker

Published: Fri, September 14, 2012 @ 9:41 a.m.

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A 68-year-old southeastern Ohio woman tells sheriff’s deputies that she chased off a masked attacker by pulling out a pistol and firing shots at him.

Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly says 68-year-old Tamara Snyder was attacked in her driveway Wednesday night. She said she was hit in the head, knocked to the ground and kicked by someone wearing a black ski mask.

Snyder then pulled a .22-caliber derringer and fired two shots at her attacker, who fled. It wasn’t known if the person was hit.

The Athens Messenger reports that the attacker did not speak to Snyder and nothing was stolen. Kelly told the newspaper he thinks it’s an isolated incident.


1Sumpintasay(55 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Good for her!!! Since the attacker wasn't caught, I hope he learned a very valuable lesson! Not every old lady is a victim. Some of us carry weapons and know how to use them!

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2redeye1(5607 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I must applaud this lady for standing up fot herself. We need more like her. If you don't want to use a gun , buy yourself a can of hornet spray. Its shoots 10 to 15 feet . Aim for their face. If you hit them it will cause a burning sensation and they will have to go a hospital for help. Then they might just get caught.there

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