DIXON (CBS13) – It was one disabled woman versus 13 intruders, and she won.
The Dixon homeowner, whose identity is being kept hidden, knows what the criminals were after, but wouldn’t let them have it.
She went to answer an early morning knock on the door, but not before grabbing a can of bear spray. It was her only defense against 13 intruders.
She was staring down the barrel of a shotgun, facing seemingly impossible odds. Most wouldn’t dare fight back, but this disabled grandmother did.
“I’ve always jokingly said, ‘if someone tries to take my income, I’m going to fight. They’re going to have to fight me,’” said the woman.
She says the intruders were after her medical marijuana grow in her backyard. They were apparently so distracted that even the gunman didn’t notice what she was hiding in her hand.
“I couldn’t get the safety off,” she said.
As they were yelling “where’s the marijuana?”, she flicked off the safety and emptied the can of bear spray on three of the men, including the guy pointing the shotgun at her.
“I didn’t realize it until it was all over with how dangerous it was,” she said.
It is partly because she didn’t realize just how many intruders she’d chased off, until the very end.
“Running as fast as they can away in two different directions and there was 13 of them,” the woman said.
They were running away scared and empty-handed from a disabled grandmother.
“Put that much energy to come, and take it from someone is just chicken,” she said.
It was a matter of principle over medical pot, which is her sole source of income. Clearly, she isn’t giving up without a fight.
“I would do it again,” she said.
Now she’s getting out of the medical marijuana business because she doesn’t want her grandchildren around any danger.