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89-year-old woman scares away burglars with pistol

•, by Tonya Brown

Hodge was in her bedroom just after 8 a.m. Monday morning, when she heard a knock at her back door.

"I did not answer the knock then.They waited a few minutes and they knocked again and I got up out of bed," said Hodge.

Before she could get to the door, the burglars had forced their way inside.

"Then I heard a loud noise and I said it was somebody broken in my door," she continued.

The great-grandmother came face to face with two men dressed in black down her hallway.

"I reached and I got my pistol and I met them right outside of my bedroom. Right inside of my bedroom door two black men passed and they were two medium black men and they were dressed in black and when they saw me standing in there with my pistol , they left and run." 
Hodge pressed her lifeline button that hangs loosely around her neck. It alerted 911 and within five minutes several deputies with the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office were at Hodge's home.

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