Don't want to hear anything about a gun debate/right to bear arms/etc. . .
Just want to say, this is awesome . . . bastard got what he deserved . . . try to mug someone in a wheelchair . . . what kind of candyass pansie mugger is this?? Why not try to steal candy from a baby?
By the way, I wonder if the recoil sent her chair rolling backwards . . . heh . . . for some reason, I just picture Estelle Getty shooting that hand cannon in "Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot" . . . horrible movie . . . but funny image . . . or that little old lady in Police Academy!
Woman in wheelchair on way to gun practice shoots mugger
POSTED: 8:32 a.m. EDT, September 9, 2006
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Margaret Johnson might have looked like an easy target.
But when a mugger tried to grab a chain off her neck Friday, the wheelchair-bound 56-year-old pulled out her licensed .357 pistol and shot him, police said.
Johnson said she was in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood on her way to a shooting range when the man, identified by police as 45-year-old Deron Johnson, came up from behind and went for the chain.
"There's not much to it," she said in a brief interview. "Somebody tried to mug me, and I shot him."
Deron Johnson was taken to Harlem Hospital with a single bullet wound in the elbow, police said. He faces a robbery charge, said Lt. John Grimpel, a police spokesman.
Margaret Johnson, who lives in Harlem, has a permit for the weapon and does not face charges, Grimpel said. She also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and later released.
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