SAN ANTONIO -- A burglary suspect on the city's east side learned that even little old ladies may be packing heat.
San Antonio police said an 89-year-old woman woke early Thursday morning to somebody attempting to break through the front door of her home in the 400 block of Como. Startled, she quickly fetched her .38 caliber.
Fannie Mae Brown says she saw the burglar's flashlight inside the house and realized the intruder was headed toward her bedroom. She fired one shot toward the light, police said, which sent the suspect running off into the night.
Brown says she wasn't entirely surprised by the break-in. She said the afternoon before she had noticed someone had broken the glass on her front door. At that point she knew she was a potential target.
The woman told police she did not get a good description of the suspect because it was too dark inside the house.
Police said they don't believe the suspect was hit because there was no blood and the bullet was found lodged in a wall inside the home.
The woman's family was called to help secure the door, which police said was either kicked in or broken into. Brown said she will be keeping her gun next to her from now on.