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Spokane Grandmother Of 10 Holds Burglar At Gunpoint At Her Home

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SPOKANE, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — Spokane police say a grandmother held a burglar at gunpoint at her home until authorities arrived.

KXLY-TV reports that Sandy Mize, a grandmother to 10, fired a warning shot and held the suspect, 35-year-old Sean Denny, in her living room until he tried to get away. That’s when authorities apprehended him in her backyard early Wednesday morning.

“I told him I was armed,” she told KREM-TV. “He kept coming, so I started backing up.”

Mize says she fired a warning round at the suspect but it did not hit him.

“He laid on the couch. I stood there for a very short period of time. I asked him, ‘Did I hit you?’ There was no response. No movement,” Mize told KREM. “So I made my way to the telephone and dialed 911.”

Neighbors were proud of what Mize did.

“I think it’s great,” Vicki Plastino told KXLY. “She’s wonderful.”

Police say Denny went into Mize’s house after he burglarized a nearby business.

Denny has been charged with burglary and resisting arrest and is being held on $25,000 bond.

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