Alabama grandmother holds chase suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Posted at 6:29 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 07:29:46-04

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVF/CNN) — A 75-year-old grandmother helped capture a suspect wanted for a car theft.

When the man showed up on Marcia Black's property in North Alabama on Monday, she held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

The suspect crashed the car near her property, came up to her home and asked to use her phone. That's when Black grabbed a rifle to keep him at bay.

"I wanted to keep him at a distance,” she said. “I didn't intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him."

One of her children, who was inside her home, called 911. Not long after, deputies arrived.

The suspect was booked on a $6,000 bond.

**CNN Newsource contributed to this report.