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    North Carolina Sheriff's Deputy in critical condition after being shot by 60 year old woman

    MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) - A Burke County sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after being shot in the neck while authorities tried to serve commitment papers on a 60-year-old woman.


    After a 12-hour standoff, police arrested Joyce Henson early Wednesday at her mobile home near Morganton. She was taken to a mental hospital for evaluation.
    Authorities said Henson shot 31-year-old Deputy Martin Lawing shortly after the standoff began Tuesday night. He was trying to toss a phone through a window.


    Lawing was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center.

    Authorities said Henson refused to cooperate when deputies arrived at her house and threatened to shoot anyone who approached the door.

    She continued shooting at officers until they shut off her electricity and fired 50 canisters of tear gas into her trailer


    *Another example of why you cannot underestimate a person regardless of age.*

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    wow that is like 10 min from where i lived in nc for 10 years...
    it is a real shame she lived.
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    Give it time. A group of ACLU types will bemoan the fact it took 50 cans of gas to get her out of the trailer.

    Never mind the officer is seriously injured.

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    50 canisters!?!?! What was up with the old coot? Was she the Bionic Woman? 1 or 2 should have been enough! Throw the other 48 back in the trunk and fire some live rounds her way!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Man View Post
    50 canisters!?!?! What was up with the old coot? Was she the Bionic Woman? 1 or 2 should have been enough! Throw the other 48 back in the trunk and fire some live rounds her way!!!
    yup i would think a bullet would be way less expensive than one of those canisters
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    What gets me is they kept touting "60 years old" like she was harmless. Obviously she wasn't, and I know very few 60 year olds who are decrepit or incapable of kicking ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    What gets me is they kept touting "60 years old" like she was harmless. Obviously she wasn't, and I know very few 60 year olds who are decrepit or incapable of kicking ass.

    Ohhh yeah, happens every time. I don't give a rodent's gluteus how old someone is, they are still a threat based upon their actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    What gets me is they kept touting "60 years old" like she was harmless. Obviously she wasn't, and I know very few 60 year olds who are decrepit or incapable of kicking ass.
    Exactly. I hope that the officer pulls through.




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    Prayers to the LEO first.

    Second, Darin.........Paging Darin........Sounds like a topic you can comment on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vendetta View Post
    Paging Darin........Sounds like a topic you can comment on
    Why's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Why's that?
    He had an old woman pull a gun on him a while back. The judge dismissed the charges on her..........cause she was old
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    Best wishes for the Deputy's recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vendetta View Post
    He had an old woman pull a gun on him a while back. The judge dismissed the charges on her..........cause she was old
    Unbelievable. That Judge should be removed from the bench.

 

 

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