Paintball-toting mom defends Galveston home against alleged ramen-noodle thief

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 11 at 1:34 PM

GALVESTON, Texas- A paintball-gun-toting mother showed an intruder who was boss when he broke into her Galveston home this weekend.

The woman, who lived in the 100 block of 36th Street, had a surprise waiting for a man who tried to steal her goods—no matter how "small" they may have seemed.

"Woo, that was a moment like you wouldn’t believe honey," said Carrie King.

King had suspected that a man who helped her with yardwork, Elvis Alexander, was stealing. On a day when she was supposed to be out of the house, she prepared to catch him in the act.

"I don’t know how he jimmied the door but he got in and started rustling through some stuff there and there," said King. "Then, he went upstairs."

King grabbed the gun, along with the yellow paintballs, while calling 911.

"I gave her a location, what was going on and then my name," recalled King. "I told her to get here now because I was armed with a paintball gun."

She could hear all the commotion upstairs and later learned that he tried to steal some loose change and ramen noodles.

"I’ve got steaks," said King. "I’ve got groceries and you go after ramen noodles. Really?"

As the intruder came back down, King made her move. Yellow paintballs began to fly, hitting Alexander and making him an easy target to find.

"If I would have had a real weapon and if I would have shot the same way, Elvis would have been dead on my steps," she said.

Police say Elvis Alexander was bright yellow as he was hauled off to jail and charged with burglary.

"Finally the cop was like lady, put it down, we got him," she said.

 

 

 

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