Calif. man, 81, scares off robbers by shooting

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Posted: Dec 29, 2009 6:01 PM

Sacramento police said an elderly man scared off would-be robbers inside his home when he pulled a gun and started shooting. Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said the two robbers were able to get inside the home of an 81-year-old man after asking to use his phone Saturday evening.

Though one of the men was armed, the victim was able to pull out his own gun when he was left inside a room where he kept the gun.

The two men fled when the elderly man started shooting through a door.

Police said the man, who was believed to be by himself during the robbery, was not hurt.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com