Police: 'Gangster granny' stabs Houston home invasion suspect

73-year-old woman fends off thief with scissors

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

HOUSTON - A woman police call, the 'Gangster Granny,' fought back a home invasion suspect.

73-year-old Margaret Jackson had just gotten home Friday afternoon when her dog heard something outside.

She said he kept running back and forth. She looked out the back window and said she saw a teen trying to break into her home, so she came up with a plan. She grabbed a pair of scissors, a big BBQ knife and went to the backdoor.

"I opened the door like this. Real fast. And he was back there. And he came from back there. And he pushed me. We were struggling," said Jackson as she demonstrated the fight.

She said the teen then tried to get away.

"He was trying to get away. He was pushing on me. He turned around. And when he turned around. That's when he messed up. I got him right in the neck," Jackson told Local 2.

She said after she stabbed him in the neck, he took off running south on Wayside from her home on Lynette in northeast Houston.

"I don't want 'em in here. Cause they come one time and see what's in here and they're coming back. Well he gonna go tell all his friends so they don't come here. Don't go there because you're subject to get killed with a fork!" Jackson said.

After she fought off the burglar, she said she was too tired to call police. She let her daughter call 911. When police arrived, she said they called her the 'gangster granny.'

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