79-Year-Old Grandma Opens Fire On Naked Burglar Who Hides Til Cops Save Him

Hans Edward Rogers ended up hiding in a closet inside the 79-year-old woman's home until police arrived.

Commerce, GA – A 20-year-old home invader ended up hiding in the closet of a 79-year-old woman’s home after she opened fire on him inside the residence.

The incident took place at the Gwendolyn Agard’s rural farmhouse just after 12 p.m. on Feb. 12, WXIA reported.

She and one other woman were inside the home when the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Hans Edward Rogers, tried to open a window in the residence from the outside, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

“She gets her gun and goes to the back door and peeps out the blinds and he is standing there,” Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum told the paper. “She told him in words I can’t tell you that he better not come in her house or she’d take care of things.”

"He didn't have no pants on - he was naked!" Agard told 11Alive.

The woman called 911, and quietly told the dispatcher that someone was trying to get into her residence.

“They’re trying to get in the back door,” the frightened woman said in the 911 recording. “Hurry – please, please!”

Agard told the dispatcher that she was in the kitchen, keeping an eye on the door that Rogers was attempting to get through.

Suddenly, he shattered the glass and tried to make his way inside.

“Ok, c’mon now,” the elderly woman yelled at Rogers. “I got something for you!”

She fired a single round from her handgun, and Rogers took off running into the yard.

Agard returned to the phone and begged for officers to hurry.

“I’m just scared,” she said shakily. “Please, please dear God. Lord have mercy.”

But instead of leaving the area, the persistent burglar made his way up an outside staircase to an upper room, and forced entry by breaking a window, Sheriff Mangum told the Athens Banner-Herald.

He than began ransacking the upstairs rooms, according to the recording.

“You! Who are you?” the woman yelled defiantly at the intruder from the main floor. “When you come down those stairs, I’m gonna blow your damn brains out. I’m waitin’ on ya – come on!”

The terrified homeowner again whispered to the dispatcher, urging her to have officers come to her home faster.

The dispatcher assured her that at least 10 units were on their way to her, and told her she needed to put the gun down as soon as they showed up.

Suddenly, a commotion broke out in the background, and a second shot rang out.

“Ma’am, are you shootin' at him again?" the dispatcher asked.

"Yes, ma’am!" Agard replied, just before police arrived.

Rogers was found cowering in an upstairs closet, and was taken into custody, WXIA reported.

He and the two women inside the residence were uninjured.

“She shot the first time with a .32 [caliber] and then she shot the second time with a .357 [caliber],” Sheriff Mangum told the Athens Banner-Herald.

“He made the comment to my mother, you know, 'b---h, you’re trying to kill me,' because, you know, she was shooting at him,” the woman’s daughter later told WXIA.

"She didn’t allow herself to become a victim," the daughter added. "My mother’s a very strong woman…I don’t know if I could have handled that situation as well as she did.”

According to investigators, Rogers had taken his mother’s car from the Powder Springs area, but ran out of gas about 80 miles later, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

He then made his way from Interstate 85 to the elderly woman’s farmhouse.

“I don’t know what would have happened if she didn’t fire the gun,” Sheriff Mangum said.

Rogers has been charged with felony offenses of home invasion and first-degree burglary, and also faces a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, WXIA reported.

Comments (28)
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JBo
JBo

Shouldn't mess with people in farmhouses...they tend to not take a lotta crap from fools. Course...this guy was slow. He came back for a second dose of gunfire.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Go, Grandma, go! I love the part where he was found cowering in the closet.

Ford716
Ford716

Good job glad she is safe

Poquita
Poquita

Way to go, gramma! Did they find his pants?

J10107
J10107

A 79 year old woman with the strength and tenacity to protect herself and her daughter from a bottom dwelling dirt ball with the best means at her disposal, a firearm, till help arrived......well after.

GOD knows what could have happened to both of those women had they not been able to protect themselves.

A great many politicians should be made aware of the possible outcomes had one 79 year old woman, not been able to protect herself and her family.

TXbird-mom
TXbird-mom

Go Grannie!

unholyone
unholyone

Good job! Of course, this will not make the MSM, so please forward this article to others, especially gun grabbers and politicians--- oops, almost the same now-a-days. BTW, the NRA magazines have a couple of pages of incidents like this every month. But one would never know just how many people save their lives with the proper use of a gun.

Copfamily
Copfamily

Nicely done.

Skidoo
Skidoo

Chris Burrous would have happily handled this guy without firing a shot.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

If she were living in Canada she would have been charged with attempted murder. And if the Dems get their way she would not have had the two handguns.

UhO5O
UhO5O

Awesome Grandma! Sounds like mine. I stayed with her a lot. One night she saw and heard someone outside the window. She always had a little snub nose revolver. While she was on the phone with the dispatcher she heard the back door knob begin to rattle. She asked the dispatcher to hold on and told our would be break-in idiot he could come on in if he was sure he wanted to bc she had something for him. She furthered it with it was hot as fire and would make him moan but she promised he would find no pleasure in it and would never break-in another house. I was too young then to know what she meant but the dispatcher was laughing so hard she couldn't talk.

TBUPS
TBUPS

Hahaha good for her!!

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Good for her. This is why we all need a gun.nuts are everywhere

Backing TheBlue
Backing TheBlue

Kudos to Grandma!!

TFN
TFN

I love this lady!!

Woobie46
Woobie46

HALLELUJAH AND PRAISE GOD AND CONGRATS...This is one tough old bird and GOOD ON YA

Woobie46
Woobie46

I do admit I wish she'd gone ahead and shot his little weezer off... That might end his raiding for good and all

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Don’t mess with my Grandma!!!! 🤣

We9erfam
We9erfam

You go Grandma use that 357 more seniors that know how to use heat like that would be a lot safe dam white boy scared hiding in a closet

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Good job Grandma!! Next time though, the moment they enter your home, start shooting and keep shooting till they are dead!! Save the tax payers some money!! When we start doing this, maybe criminals will think twice.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Tonight, the latest episode of ....SAMURAI GRANDMA, each Sunday at 9 pm, on Channel 7.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

A 79 year old with a .357 Magnum, I love it! Go ahead punk, you feelin' lucky, well do ya? Lol!

Justice4us
Justice4us

You make us seniors proud. Glad you weren't hurt. God bless you. And remember to clean your pistols! They did their job, too.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Way to go, gramma!🤣🤗👍