BY KEN LITTLE
A pair of men in the act of robbing an 83-year-old woman Thursday morning at her home were quickly discouraged when the woman pulled out a pistol.
The victim, who lives in the 1300 block of Carters Valley Road, told deputies she was home alone about 11 a.m. when she heard someone knocking on her kitchen door, sheriff's Sgt. Glenna Estepp said in a report.
The victim uses a walker, and by the time she got to the door, "One of the suspects was pushing against it," the report said.
The woman let the men in the house "as they were persistent," the report said.
The larger of the two men stayed with her while a second, "skinny" man who was acting "hyper" headed for bedrooms in the house.
The victim became suspicious of the men's motives and walked to a desk in her living room, "where she got her pistol," the report said.
"The suspect saw the gun and told the other one to 'come on,'" the report said.
The men left in a dark brown car. They had pulled the car around the back of the house before knocking on the door, the report said.
The larger of the two suspects was wearing black clothing.
The "skinny" suspect was wearing light-colored blue jeans and a jacket.
Later on, the victim's son arrived and took an inventory of what was missing, the report said.
Reported stolen were a black onyx gold ring, worth $150; a chain-link gold-colored bracelet, valued at $50; and $200 in cash.
Anyone with information about the robbery can contact the Greene County Sheriff's Department at (423) 798-1800.