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Alabama grandmother holds suspect at gunpoint until police arrive

Alabama’s state motto of Audemus jura nostra defendere — we dare defend our rights — has a new testimonial, thanks to 75-year-old Marcia Black of Limestone County.

A grandmother of four, Black helped capture a suspect wanted for a car theft Monday, according to CBS 42, by defending her property rights.

Cameron Powers showed up at her residence that day, reportedly asking to use Black’s phone.

She quickly pulled out her rifle, but Powers did not stop approaching, leading Black to fire a warning shot into the air.

At that point, Black advised that Powers got on his knees, and she held him at gunpoint until deputies soon arrived to arrest the suspect.


This came the same day in Limestone County that deputies discovered a meth-fueled “attack squirrel” in another incident.

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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