When five men with guns entered a jewelry store in Orange County California they were met with an unexpected show of resistance. The store’s owner, a 65 year old woman, was armed with her own gun and opened fire on the gunmen.
There was absolute panic as the gunman fight each other to run out the door with the 65 year old proprietor in hot pursuit, gun in hand. Police say she acted in self defense. Police say she acted in self¬†defense. The [getaway] van drives off so quickly that three suspects are left behind.
As a warning to others who may decide to defend themselves when faced with a violent crime, CBS local affiliate KCAL¬†repeatedly¬†noted that even though everybody likes to see the tables turned on criminals, stray rounds heading downrange from such a defensive maneuver could pose risks to innocent bystanders.