What an incredible story. This bada** Texas grandma stopped an armed robber trying to enter a jewelry store. And it's all on camera.
According to a report from Click2Houston, store owner Rex Solomon described what he saw on the surveillance footage.
“She pushes him on the shoulders like a linebacker would do and pushes him out,” Solomon said.
“I mean, she’s grandma and a ballroom dancer, but she doesn’t take sh-t. She doesn’t do what she’s told no matter what, and she’s one of our best salespeople.”
Watch the video:
Thirty minutes later, three Houston Jewelry employees unlocked the security gate, walked inside, and disarmed the security alarm. The gunman followed seconds later.
And then he met Judy Memmel, a grandmother of five and 20-year veteran of Houston Jewelry.
“When he came up to the door and I looked at him, I said, ‘We’re not open,’” Memmel said. Then the man pulled out his gun and fired three times. “I shoved him and said, ‘No! You’re not coming in!’”
Surveillance video confirms Memmel’s story. The gunman attempts to walk inside, and pulls out a gun.
Memmel shoved him. He fired his gun three times as Memmel pushed him out of the store. Memmel calmly locked the door and walked away.
“I was mad and I wasn’t going to let him in,” Memmel said. “To me, that was the thing to do: give him a shove.”
Now that's a bold grandma. Not many people would do that to an armed robber. Give him a shove. What a bada** Texas grandma.
Currently local police are searching for the suspect.