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Jan Cooper, 72, talks to the media Tuesday as her husband Bob, 85, left, and OC Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino listen during a news conference at the Sheriff’s Department station in Stanton. Cooper scared off an intruder at her home in unincorporated Anaheim on Sunday by firing a shot from her .357 Magnum during the attempted break-in.

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Grandma, 72, shoots at intruder, misses

A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at — and narrowly missed — a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.


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