Marcia Black, 75 Year Old Grandma, Holds Car Thief at Gunpoint for Police
Marcia Black, 75, is the perfect example of someone with common sense, intuition, and a hunting rifle. At least, on June 19, she had all three of those things when a car thief showed up in her driveway and asked to use the phone.
As Allie Black, her granddaughter, called 911 from inside the house, Marcia confronted Cameron Powers, who was suspected of stealing a car and crashing it not far from her home.
“It’s just another day. If something happens, you take care of it and that’s it… I walked out and said, ‘Can I help you?’ and he said, ‘Yes, ma’am, I’d like to use your phone… I was just calm as could be. I knew what I was doing. I was in control.” Marcia BlackWaayTV
The Grandmother said she didn’t intend to kill him, just wanted him to think she would shoot him.
Marcia is the mother of one of Alabama’s Limestone County Commissioners, Jason Black. Allie Black, 15, is his daughter. One other granddaughter was also in the house during the confrontation.
The incident went down like this according to WAAYTV:
About four hours after deputies say Cameron Powers crashed a stolen car during a high-speed chase on E & L Lane, he showed up in Black’s grandmother’s driveway.
“He didn’t have a shirt on and didn’t have any shoes on,” Allie Ruth Black said.
Black spotted Powers and immediately called 9-1-1, while her 75-year-old grandmother, Marcia, got her rifle and confronted the man about the crash that happened just down the road from her home.
“He said, ‘No, ma’am, I don’t know what you’re talking about,'” Black said. “And she said, ‘Well, I’m going to need you to lay down in the grass.’”
When the man kept moving closer to her home, Black’s grandmother reacted.
“She shot up in the air and he hit the ground as hard as he could,” Black said.
Allie Ruth Black told WAAY 31 she’s never been more proud of her grandmother, who didn’t want to be on camera, saying she was just doing her job: protecting those she loves.
“Our jaws just dropped. We thought, ‘Wow, my grandmother is the coolest person on the planet,” Allie Ruth Black said. “This is a story that I’m going to get to tell my grandkids one day.”
Marcie Black is 75. She could have done a lot of things, but she scared Powers enough that he hit his knees when she torched off a round. Now we don’t recommend shooting in the air because what goes up must come down. But in this case it was effective enough to keep a bad guy in place until police arrived.
Cameron Power attempted to run as soon as police arrived. They arrested him and took him to the Limestone County jail, where he sat on a $6,000 bond for car theft and eluding. He could have gotten away but for the tough Grandmother with her hunting rifle.
Featured photo: screenshot via Waaytv