Grandma Fires Gun At Intruder in CA

    (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriff)

    (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriff)
    (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriff)

    A granny in southern California has a gun, and she's not afraid to use it... shooting at a man that broke into her house to defend herself and her husband.

    FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

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    72-year-old Jan Cooper considers herself...

    (Cooper) "Christian woman and I'm very proud of it, and I don't curse."

    But her demeanor changed some Sunday night when a man tried to break in to her Anaheim-area home. She called 911, then picked up her .357 Magnum and took a shot.

    (911 Tape) "Back up you son of a *****, back up!"

    Not only did the burglar back up, he ran for his life and was later arrested.

    Cooper says she's keeping the hole in her patio door as a reminder to anyone else to tries to break in her home. And when asked if she'd ever pointed the gun at anyone before, Cooper's 86-year-old husband, a highly decorated WWII vet, jokingly pointed at himself.

    Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.