86-Year-Old Woman Gets Shot, Drives Home

She didn't want to get charged for a second ambulance ride.

Thelma Causey is one tough lady.

She walked out of the hospital after being shot in the leg and drove home in her own car because she didn't want to get charged for a second ambulance ride, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Themla, 86, was shot in the leg Monday night when she walked outside of her Kingsessing home to get a little fresh air.

"I heard, 'Pow!,' and I felt this sting," she told the Inky. "Then I felt all this stuff running down my leg, which was blood."

Investigators think Thelma was shot by a ricocheting bullet. They found three bullet casings at the scene – 51st and Springfield Avenue.

You'd think being shot would leave her a little bit shaken, but Thelma didn't need a painkiller and she not only walked out of the hospital on her own, according to the paper, she drove herself home. And although it's certainly not worth taking a bullet over, Thelma did get to reconnect with a few old friends.

"People I hadn't heard from in years, I've been hearing from," she said.

If you can help police with the investigation, call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

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