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Macon woman foils robbery attempt with shootout

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MACON, Ga. — Author­ities in Georgia say a woman foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with them, injuring one man.

Lulu Campbell, 57, poses with her bullet-riddled Toyota Tundra truck in Macon, Ga. She foiled a robbery by getting into a shootout with two armed men Saturday.  WOODY MARSHALL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
WOODY MARSHALL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lulu Campbell, 57, poses with her bullet-riddled Toyota Tundra truck in Macon, Ga. She foiled a robbery by getting into a shootout with two armed men Saturday.

Police told The Telegraph that Lulu Campbell, 57, had just dropped off her grandson at her daughter’s house early Saturday when someone demanded money outside her car, threatening to shoot her.

Campbell said she reached for her .38-caliber revolver just as the man fired at her. She felt that bullet whiz by her chest as she fired back, hitting the man in the chest.

“I hurt my back (pushing the seat back to avoid the shot),” she told the newspaper. “I saw the guy in front of me, and I said, ‘Oh my God, there are two of them.’ I said I’m going to take one of them with me. That’s what was in my head.”

When the second man started shooting, Campbell said, she ducked and started firing wildly at the front of the truck, forcing the second man to flee.

“I thought that the only way to protect myself was to run him down,” she said. She ended up calling 911.

Police say 32-year-old Brenton Lance Spencer has been hospitalized and charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

They were still seeking the second man.

Campbell’s truck sustained eight bullet holes in the hood and one in the grill. Both front side windows were destroyed.

Campbell, who owns convenience stores and gas stations, always is armed.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 04/25/12 - 05:07 am
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Okay, you thugs out

Okay, you thugs out there...take a good look at this woman's picture. Ms. Lulu Campbell "always is armed"! Got that? ALWAYS ARMED! Yeah....go Lulu!!! God was definitely with you that day!

my.voice
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my.voice 04/25/12 - 06:20 am
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I guess today's grandmas

I guess today's grandmas don't just bake cookies.

Granddaddy John
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Granddaddy John 04/25/12 - 07:16 am
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Great job Lulu buy you some
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Great job Lulu buy you some hollow points.Hell i'll buy them for you.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/02/12 - 09:15 am
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/25/12 - 10:11 am
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Yeeeeeooooooowwwwwwwwww!!!

Yeeeeeooooooowwwwwwwwww!!! Great story. What a brave lady.

I read the news account from the Macon Telegraph and she is something. She owns 13 stores in 3 cities. Her deceased husband was a police officer and her 38 year old son in the military just died in an accident. She hopes the would be robber recovers so his mother doesn't feel the pain she felt with her son's death. She always carries a pistol on her waist and another one in the car. Each store has a weapon.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 04/25/12 - 11:14 am
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I love it !!!!!!!!
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I love it !!!!!!!!

KSL
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KSL 04/25/12 - 12:08 pm
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I like her attitude.

I like her attitude.

rugerguy
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rugerguy 04/25/12 - 04:02 pm
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Well done Ms. Campbell.

Well done Ms. Campbell.

KSL
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KSL 04/25/12 - 06:13 pm
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If that had happened in SC,

If that had happened in SC, she would have most likely been shot before she could get her gun out, assuming she did not have a concealed carry permit.

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Conservative Man 04/25/12 - 07:36 pm
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Great story....reminds me of

Great story....reminds me of MY wife..She always carries and would not hesitate to shoot...Better to be judged by twelve than to be carried by six....

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