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Grandma and the gunman
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There was a disturbing incident late Monday when a masked, gun-wielding bandit forced his way into a home on Morningside Drive south of Porterdale.

This punk knocked down a 64-year-old grandmother when she answered the door and pointed a handgun at her 20-year-old grandson, who ran off and locked himself into another room to call for help.

The intruder may have been armed, but he didn't know he was dealing with a feisty granny, who grabbed on and struggled with him. And when he saw the grandson on the phone instead of cowering in a corner, the "spooked and scared" bandit fled.

You can read about it in Friday's newspaper or online at

We're thankful grandma and grandson were not seriously injured in an incident that could easily have proved deadly. We applaud the grandmother's courage and salute the grandson for keeping his wits and doing what he had to do to call for help.

And we hope that police will soon find this predator. His next victims may not be so lucky.

Investigators are searching for a black male, about 5-foot-5-inches tall, who was dressed in black and had a black bandana over his face. If you have information that would help their case, please call (678) 625-1400, or visit