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65-Year-Old Woman Scares Away Robbers with Gun

Police, naturally, warn against citizens defending themselves with guns.


Police are still looking for five would-be robbers who were chased away from a Garden Grove jewelry store by a 65-year-old woman who fired at the suspects.

The attempted heist occurred Sunday at Continental Jewelry in the 12000 block of Brookhurst Street. Surveillance footage from the store shows a white SUV backing up to the front of the building and five men getting out, pillowcases in hand.

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  1. Authorities said they don’t know if the incidents are related, but cautioned store owners in using guns to protect themselves.

    “Just like a police officer, when you fire that weapon and those rounds go down range, you have to be accountable for where those rounds end up,” said Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale.

    And then he and his partner laughed and laughed and laughed.

  2. My wife and I were at the firing range in Cerritos last week. It looked like there were a lot of jewelry store (Vietnamese), and liquor store (Korean) owners who were practicing with pistols. So maybe Lt. Nightengale can relax, and be comforted to know that these folks are trained to be accurate with their shooting.

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