Elderly Skowhegan woman scares off intruder with gun threat

Posted Dec. 31, 2010, at 10:49 a.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — An elderly Skowhegan woman told an intruder she had a gun and “every bullet in it,” scaring him off, a longtime friend told the Morning Sentinel.

The woman, who is in her 70s, was watching TV in her living room when she heard a noise and investigated, according to the newspaper. When she entered the kitchen she saw a man attempting to unlock her door. When she made the threat he reversed course and left the way he came, the paper reported.

A tracking dog brought in by police lost the scent after a short distance.