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Burglars busted by "armed" granny

2 years ago Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:42:32 PM CDT May 01, 2012 Tuesday, May 01 2012 May 1, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

MARION - An elderly Ohio woman says a hidden medical alert device saved her from a violent home break-in.

Police say two teens broke into 93-year-old Ruby Snyder's Marion home early this morning.

They reportedly tied her up and threatened to kill her.

Snyder had a medical alert necklace, which she somehow managed to turn on without anyone seeing.

"Somehow I grabbed it like this and I had it in my hand the whole time I was sitting here and then they took me in there and I had it in there and they didn't know I had it. And-see when I was in there I was sitting on it" Snyder said.

Once turned on, the device activated an intercom system, allowing medical dispatchers to hear what was going on inside the home.

Dispatchers relayed the information to police who came and arrested the teens.

The 16 and 17-year-old suspects face burglary, robbery and kidnapping charges.

 

 

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