Gun-toting grandmother keeps burglar at bay

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - An 84-year-old Missouri grandmother caught a burglar in her home and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived, according to the St. Charles County prosecutor.

The grandma, who wishes to remain anonymous, woke up at 4 a.m. February 11 to find the blankets near her bedroom door were rearranged.

The grandmother went to investigate when she says she saw a woman hiding in the closet out of the corner of her eye. The grandma grabbed a gun out of a nearby drawer.

"I just told her, 'Okay now, come out of there,' or something like that and she came right out and I said, 'We're going to go into the kitchen,'" she recalled.

The grandmother held the suspect at gunpoint, called police, and held her there until officers arrived.

According to court documents, Britnee Taylor had rifled through the woman's jewelry case while she slept and stole $5,000 worth of jewelry.

Police found the jewelry on Taylor.

Prosecutors say she had also stolen the woman's car keys and handicapped placard.

Taylor is charged with felony burglary and stealing. She will be back in court April 8, according to prosecutors.

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