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Elderly Woman Fires Gun, Scares Away Burglary Suspects



    Elderly Woman Shoots at Burglars

    Arlene Orms, 88, opened fire on burglars at her Miami home. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015)

    She may look like any ordinary elderly woman, but police said this 88-year-old from Miami is a crime-fighter.

    Burglars tried breaking into the home of Arlene Orms, until she managed to scare them away. Many residents in her neighborhood are still talking about it.

    "I was in shock. I couldn't believe it, and I can't believe how she reacted. That was awesome," one neighbor said.

    In the dark of the night, some would-be prowlers tried to break into Orms' home, but police said she fought back.

    The scene unfolded in the 6000 block of Northwest 2nd Street, when police said burglars knocked down Orms' door. But they didn't get far.

    The feisty homeowner fired one shot from her 25 caliber Beretta, sending the culprits running for their lives.

    The next morning, Orms didn't speak to the media, just quietly cleaned up the front entrance to her home. She did give a stern look, which spoke volumes.

    The suspects are still on the run. If you know anything about this case, you're asked to call police.