St. Charles: Grandma, 84, Pulls Gun on Burglar in Her Closet, Holds Until Police Arrive (VIDEO)

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Armed grandma helped arrest robber.
Officials say that an 84-year-old grandmother in St. Charles caught a burglar inside her home in the middle of the night -- and managed to hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.

The suspect, a woman named Britnee Taylor, had allegedly snagged $5,000 worth of jewelry along with the grandma's handicapped driving placard and car keys -- all while the woman was sleeping.

But eventually, the resident woke up -- and got her revolver. Check out the video interview below.

The news report comes from KSDK (Channel 5), which interviewed the grandmother, who wished to remain anonymous, last week about the February break-in:

Police say that Taylor, who is facing charges of felony burglary and stealing, is back in court today.

The incident took place at around 4 a.m. when the grandmother apparently woke up and noticed something was wrong.

She tells the station that after she saw that some of her belongings were rearranged, she found the suspect hiding in her closet.

So she went and grabbed her revolver and calmly told the burglar to come out of the closet.

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Britnee Taylor

At this point, the grandma says she led the girl into her kitchen and called police -- and successfully held her at gunpoint until the authorities arrived to arrest her.

"I just told her 'Okay now, come out of there,' or something like that and she came right out. And I said, 'We're going to go into the kitchen,'" she says.

The woman adds that she was determined not to let her get away.

"I did think about telling her, 'Just get yourself out of here,'...but then I thought, 'No, I can't do that. She has come into my house,'" she says.

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once agen the This proves why we don't need our guns taken away

Jered Schneider
Jered Schneider

Looking forward to reading these comments, I'm sure they will positively add to the gun control debate...

JJ O'Brand
JJ O'Brand

Mainzer w/ his normal dribble.....

Mike Feller
Mike Feller

I hope it wasn't an assault rifle...those things are dangerous!

James Wright
James Wright

And I have not seen one thing on the news about it.

Dan Hamilton
Dan Hamilton

I love this story. This is everyones Grandmother taking care of herself! Protected under the constitution!


If you actually read the article, It was a revolver. And no gun is more dangorous than others if you are accurate/lucky

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