Retired woman shoots tween in shoulder, is hailed as hero
CHICAGO (Sept. 30) — After a full year of elder abuse and harassment from two neighborhood boys, ages 12 and 13, retired cafeteria worker Margaret Matthews had had enough.
The boys had apparently already burned up her barbecue pit and her flower bed, and were constantly jumping the fence to her yard to terrorize and holler profanities at her on the regular.
No reason for their behavior was specified, but I’m sure the old “boys will be boys” idiom was thrown around for a while.
Until Tuesday, that is, when Matthews hit a breaking point.
The boys had hopped up onto Matthews’ shed in her front yard, throwing bricks at the retiree when she tried to leave her house. When one finally hit her in the chest, Matthews went inside and called the cops.
But being the smart cookie that she is, and knowing the Chicago PD as well as she does, Ms. Matthews knew that the probability of a speedy response time by police was slim, so she took matters into her own hands and returned to face her tween attackers with the only protection she had - a gun.
And this bitch wasn’t afraid to use it either! She tagged the 12-year-old in the shoulder, which was apparently enough to scare the two of them off.
Matthews will not be charged for anything, as she was defending herself - but the boys are being charged for aggravated assault.
I guess boys will be boys, but in a court of law, they will be charged as men.