'I warned him': Texas grandmother shoots partially-exposed man trying to get into her home

ByJeff Ehling KTRK logo
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Grandmother shoots exposer
A grandmother shot a suspect police say was exposing himself.

HOUSTON -- A 68-year-old grandmother shot a man she said was exposing himself while trying to get into her home in southeast Houston.

Granny Jean told ABC7's sister station KTRK-TV that the man showed up to her home on Cherrydale Tuesday afternoon, and he was riding a bike.

"Some guy pulled off his pants and pulled his pants open, playing with his thing, and he ran up and I told him to get away from my door, or I will shoot him," Mrs. Jean said.

Mrs. Jean said she takes care of her disabled grandson, who was home with her at the time. She added that when the suspect tried to get in her door, she pulled the trigger.

"He kept coming and kept coming, reached for my door after it was locked, and so I shot through the door," Mrs. Jean explained.

The man was struck in the chest by a bullet.

"I don't bother nobody, I don't get in nobody's business," Jean said. "It's just me and him, and like I keep saying, I warned him."

Police said the 38-year-old man had to have surgery, but he's expected to be OK. The suspect is no stranger to police.

Investigators said he was arrested last week for running around naked on Bellfort. He was out on bond.

Mrs. Jean had some advice for anyone who tries to bring drama to her home again: "They better stay away."